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“If I Was A Woman In Russia, I Would Be A Lesbian,” And Other Brain Farts From Karl Lagerfeld

Recently, Metro invited Chanel chief designer Karl Lagerfeld to serve as “global guest editor.” Besides calling the upcoming French presidential race “really boring,” he showcased his excellent journalistic chops by delivering random, factually inaccurate and somewhat offensive opinions to fawning editors.

Here are some choice bits:

On Lana Del Ray

I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad.The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She’s not alone with implants.

On Russian women

If I was a woman in Russia I would be a lesbian, as the men are very ugly. There are a few handsome ones, like Naomi Campbell’s boyfriend, but there you see the most beautiful women and the most horrible men.

On the First Lady

I’m a big fan of Mrs. Obama–and her face, I think, is magical. He would not be there without her. There was an article by some stupid woman, I forgot who, and she said she [Mrs. Obama] was poorly dressed. Mrs. Obama is not a fashion statement, she has other things to do… My favorite line of Mrs. Obama is when a journalist asked her if she thought her skirts were not too tight and she answered, “Why, you don’t like my big black ass?” This is a line I admire. She got me with that.

We should mention Michelle Obama’s spokesperson says the First Lady never made that statement.

Writer Kenya Hunt also hit the 78-year-old with a personal question about his libido.

Do you have much of a sex drive?
No, I’m not very much interested in that. But it’s not a question of time, people can make quickies you know. [laughs] If you ask this kind of question, you get this kind of answer. [laughs]

Quickies can be fun.
Good, good, good! I find you talk like Europeans. [laughs.] I think sex is an overrated subject.

Jeez, Karl, maybe go easy on the stewed veggies and Diet Coke and you might get laid once in a while.