Karl Lagerfeld: Trump was ‘democratically elected, so people have to deal with it’

Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 - Chanel Show

I had to go into the archives for this story, because I had vague memories of Karl Lagerfeld deigning to discuss politics in the past, but I remembered that he actually wasn’t that political. As it turns out, Karl has said in the past that he doesn’t vote and doesn’t like to get involved in politics, but he does have admiration for certain women in politics, especially political wives. He praised Michelle Obama repeatedly, calling her face “magical” and saying that Michelle was what Europeans think of as The American Woman. As it turns out, Karl is also a fan of Melania Trump. Melania just wore a Lagerfeld design this week at the White House, and Karl thinks she has a “good body.” He also thinks people just need to “deal with it” that we have an unhinged maniac as president.

Karl Lagerfeld, who was rumored to dress Melania Trump for the inauguration, doesn’t mix fashion and politics.

“Fashion people are fashion, they are not politics,” he tells WSJ Magazine’s March issue. Referring to German chancellor Angela Merkel, he said, “Maybe her clothes are horrible, but she is not in fashion, hmm?”

The designer reveals he “loved Michelle Obama,” and “Mrs. Trump is a very nice woman and pretty handsome. Good body, no? And this Ivanka is quite cute, no?”

He says, “I knew [Donald] Trump before, when he was not in politics. I’m not American, but he’s a democratically elected president … so people have to deal with it.”

[From Page Six]

Some might say Karl’s comments about Melania and Ivanka are sort of sexist, but really… what else is there to discuss except how they look? Ivanka wanders around the White House like everyday is Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Melania is hiding out in the Manhattan Penthouse of Sadness. So, I think he’s perfectly justified in discussing what they look like. I enjoy the description of Melania as “handsome” for some reason, but I disagree that Ivanka is “quite cute.” I also disagree that we just have to “deal” with Trump. This current situation cannot be sustained. The country is incapable of dealing with it, and we shouldn’t have to.

Here’s Melania’s Karl Lagerfeld suit on Wednesday:

Donald Trump Meets With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu At The White House

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  1. Talie says:

    When you’re in 1%, you never care who is elected…he’ll probably dress Le Pen too.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      He won’t dress Lepen.
      In France,The politic persons buy their own clothes.
      Many of our persons are corrupted,dishonest and greedy but the designers don’t offer or share outfits.

      • nem says:

        but he doesn’t think twice about his own tax evasions issues and corrupting his rich political friends to avoid problems with the tax office does he….

  2. Clare says:

    Yeah, we do have to deal with it. And we will deal with it by using our voices and sticking together to stop this moron and his minions.

    we don’t have to shut up and accept whatever insane shenanigans just because he was ‘democratically elected’ .

  3. Kate says:

    So was Hitler.

  4. Radley says:

    When people say “deal with it”, do they really mean shut up?? Because people are dealing. They’re protesting. They’re donating to the ACLU. They’re calling their legislative representatives. They’re calling out the lies. They’re making a case for investigations. So people ARE dealing. Just not the way some want us to.

    Imo, people tip their hand when they say stuff like that, even if they’re trying to walk a fine line and not sound biased. Lagerfeld is a well known @sshole who lives in a bubble of vapidity, so yeah. *eyeroll*

    • lucy2 says:

      Yes, it’s another way of saying “sit down and shut up”. And it’s always the people who are or will be unaffected, and don’t care about others who are.
      I agree we are dealing by fighting it.

    • Alix says:

      Yeah, he means “lie down and suffer through it”. Which is one way to deal, I suppose. Fighting to call out and remove a dangerous sociopath from office is another.

      STFU, Karl.

  5. lala says:

    Rich, spoiled, white man supports Trump? SHOCKER.

    It’s going to be great seeing all these assholes try to claim they never supported Trump when he is arrested, charged with treason, and sent to prison.

  6. LinaLamont says:

    There’s a reason why Michael K calls him Kunty Karl. He’s just awful

  7. Sarah says:

    “so people have to deal with it.” – shut up, Karl.

    • Saras says:

      Russia helped a bit with that election Karl. Oh yeah and LePen also sucks and is against homosexuality. Hope you don’t have to deal with that!

      • nem says:

        karl was against homosexual marriage.
        he s sellout to his aristocratic friends ,who aren’t very progressive either.

  8. minx says:

    Pfffttt. Go away.

  9. Dani says:

    I’m only here for pics of my boo Bibi.

  10. Lightpurple says:

    But what does Choupette think?

  11. Miss Grace Jones says:

    I don’t know what anyone was expecting.

  12. PunkyMomma says:

    Going by the gloves, and that entire get-up — that’s really Madonna posing in a rubber mask of Lagerfeld, isn’t it?

  13. SusanneToo says:

    You look ridiculous, Karl. Deal with it.

  14. Olenna says:

    Good god! How many corpses does drumpf have on his payroll?

  15. robyn says:

    If he can make a few bucks off of Melania he is fine with everything. Actually, he said exactly nothing since everyone has no choice but to “deal” with so-called president Trump in their own ways.

  16. Elle says:

    Please stop covering this ridiculous man. Give us Riz Ahmed or Dev Patel or John Cho instead. New rule: for every Karl L. article we get one hot Asian guy article to wash away the taste. Why Asian? Fair enough. Any hot guy will do, but there really isn’t enough coverage of hot Asian guys on English-speaking sites. Have you seen Harry Shum Jr dance? That will kick the Karl aftertaste right out of your life.

  17. milla says:

    i cannot stand him. Lagerfeld is not human. Yes, he can be funny, but he is a cruel whatever he is.

  18. QQ says:

    His Cancellation form Is all ready on my desk

  19. Persian says:

    Dear Karl
    How would you feel if someone takes choupette from you?
    This is how we feel about democracy
    So there is not dealing with it ! we’re fighting for it!

  20. Katherine says:

    He’s not American, so this is not really that big of a deal imho. Yeah, I disagree with him, but he had the moral right to honestly give zero ffs about this

  21. PettyRiperton says:

    Deal with it = shut up

  22. Megan says:

    I have always thought there was something mannish about Melania’s looks. I guess handsome is a polite way to say “cat face.”

  23. me says:

    Trump being elected doesn’t affect him so why would he care? Trump’s tax relief for rich people is all this f*cker probably cares about.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      hmmm, he is German and lives in France, so I wonder how a tax relief will affect him?

      • nem says:

        if he wants to avoid to pay it ,trump usa is one possibility.but for now every tax scandal he s invovled in in france is shut.

      • me says:

        If he works in the U.S. at all (in any capacity) then he has to pay taxes in the U.S. too.

  24. Lucky Charm says:

    Take a seat, Karl. No, Trump was not democratically elected, and no, we don’t have to “deal with it”. We have to fight it, which many of us are.

  25. Lux Geminos says:

    Looks like Karl is adopting a “Shut up and sew” mentality which is how it should be. We do not need celebrities telling us what to think. Besides, who would not want to dress Melania? She is gorgeous.

  26. Nibbi says:

    the body language in that pic is super weird. trump is actually leaning away from his wife and is practically, physically snuggling up to netanyahu, like touching him.

  27. raincoaster says:

    Calling Melania “handsome” is definitely passive-aggressive, since she was a very prominent model, although I can’t find any record of her working for Chanel. Literally, Karl looked at her and passed her over back when she was working.

  28. sauvage says:

    As a German, he should know better. That’s all.

  29. Luci Lu says:

    I thought he was dead.

  30. MAC says:

    Tell that to the people who will be harmed by this election. The ACA. The possible removal of medicare/medicaid. People will be dying and loosing their houses. I might be one of them.

  31. Caz says:

    Is it true only approx 60% voted? What were you doing?