'If you don't want your pants pulled down, join a nunnery,' says fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld 'fed up' of #MeToo movement
Karl Lagerfeld feels that the #MeToo movement has made a designer's job almost impossible because he has to ask a model if she is comfortable with posing a certain way.
While most of the fashion world is marching hand in hand with the #MeToo movement, with wearing all black to support Times Up and models coming out with their own stories of deep-rooted sexual predatory behavior in the industry, fashion powerhouse Karl Lagerfeld, in a recent interview, slammed it saying he is "fed up with it," joining the likes of Sean Penn and Wendy Williams.
Lagerfeld, 48, who juggles being the creative brains behind Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld, said speaking to Numero magazine, "I’m fed up with it. I don’t even eat pig [in France the movement’s known as #BalanceTonPorc] What shocks me most in all of this are the starlets who have taken 20 years to remember what happened. Not to mention the fact there are no prosecution witnesses. That said I cannot stand Mr Weinstein. I had a problem with him at amfAR [the amfAR Gala is organized during the Cannes Film Festival in the fight against AIDS] …".
He added that he doesn't let movements like #MeToo affect his work at all. "Absolutely not. I read somewhere that now you must ask a model if she is comfortable with posing. Its simply too much, from now on, as a designer, you can’t do anything."
As for the accusations against "poor" Karl Templar, the creative director at Interview magazine, he says he does not "believe a single word of it." A girl complained he tried to pull her pants down and he is instantly excommunicated from a profession that up until then had venerated him. Its unbelievable," he added.
He also recommended that if you are uncomfortable with someone pulling on your lower garments, you have probably picked the wrong profession. He said, "If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. They’re recruiting even!"