For years, Karl Lagerfeld has been very vocal about his thoughts concerning plus size women on the runway. He has no desire to see plus size women in the fashion industry and he’ll tell you that if given the opportunity.
After writing an open letter to Mr. Lagerfeld, we set out to offer an explanation of the Lagerfeld perspective so that our readers could understand where his comments stemmed from but not much has changed and now Mr. Lagerfeld is in the hot seat again for insulting plus size women.
During an episode of Le Grand 8 in Paris, France, Lagerfeld made comments concerning plus size women.
“The hole in social security, it’s also[due to] all the diseases caught by people who are too fat,” before reiterating his previously stated view that “no one wants to see curvy women on the runway”.
Immediately following the episode, a plus size organization Belle, Ronde, Sexy et Je M’assume (Beautiful, Rounded, Sexy and Ok With It) filed a defamation claim against him for his comments. They describe his comments as “defamatory and discriminatory comments” towards women.
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“We’re fed up. Many young girls are insecure and hearing such comments is terrible for them, shared Betty Aubriere, the groups president. “Today it’s him who insults us and tomorrow who will it be?”
This news comes on the heels of Pulp Fashion Week making international news following their debut in Paris, France. Without action, change can’t be achieved so I applaud these plus size women for holding the Chanel designer accountable for his reckless comments. I’ll be following this story to see which direction it goes in.
Not only has the group demanded a sit down with Mr. Lagerfeld but I assume that they want an apology as well.