A French woman's group has filed a defamation claim against Karl Lagerfeld for “defamatory and discriminatory “ comments toward some women. The group - Belle, Ronde, Sexy et Je M'assume, which translates Beautiful, Rounded, Sexy and Ok With It – would like to see the Chanel creative director fined for his remarks.
On a recent episode of Le Grande 8, a French television show, He said “The hole in social security it's also (due to) all the diseases caught by people who are too fat." he also reiterating his previous view “no one wants to see curvy woman on the runway”, and “it's the fat woman sitting in front of the television with their pack of crisps who say slim models are hideous”.
"We're fed up," Betty Aubriere, the group's president, told AFP. "Many young girls are insecure and hearing such comments is terrible for them, particularly from famous people. Today it's him who insults us and tomorrow who will it be?"
The Chanel designer, who lost over 90 pounds more than a decade ago , has previously made comments about the singer Adele, calling her “a Little to fat”
Lagerfeld, a German designer has been at the forefront of such design houses as Chloe, Fendi, and most recently the creative director for Chanel since 1983.