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Karl Lagerfeld Talks Dominique Strauss-Kahn, The Royal Wedding & More

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Karl Lagerfeld has lots of opinions, including that having ugly children would be quite the ordeal and thongs are one of the more unappealing pieces of female attire (we certainly agree with the latter, not so much the former).

But he managed to cram even more peculiar world views and priceless bon mots into his most recent sit-down with Amongst the topics on which the Kaiser opined...

Dominique Strauss-Kahn:

"I love DSK. I love his wife. They are great people and when they came back to Paris I sent them flowers. But you know, for people in politics, it's very embarrassing. On the left they had hoped he wouldn't come back, because I think other people want his job. And on the other side…but even in America, Clinton survived his blow job.

[All politicians] get horny from politics, from power. And he had unbelievable charms. He is really charming. He's fun, he's great. He's a sweet guy—as long as you're not a woman. That's the problem."

Smoking and drug use:

"Don't smoke! Everybody knows it's bad for the health. But they have to forbid it. But I'm a bad example. I never smoke, I never take drugs, I'm never drunk, because I like only what I'm doing—work, reading, learning, sketching, taking photos. For the rest, my lack of passion or interest for this kind of thing makes it perhaps too easy for me to judge others. I'm surrounded by people who drink and take drugs. It doesn't bother me at all, even when I know it's bad for them."


"I like if I'm on TV; watching it is not my specialty. I prefer what I see in my mind -- I get second-rate images delivered there for free. But I'm not too bad on TV."

The Royal Wedding:

"The bad proportions, the ugly hats, the short skirts on fat legs."

We're assuming the profusion of pink was also on the list of Royal Wedding Dislikes for the Chanel designer, who is not a fan of the shade.

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