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Karl Lagerfeld Disses Audrey Tautou In His Latest Interview

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If you're going to play Coco Chanel in a film, you better brace yourself for Karl Lagerfeld's feedback.

In his latest rant, Lagerfeld reveals to The Telegraph how he really feels about Keira Knightley and Audrey Tautou's portrayals of the fashion house's legendary designer.

Lagerfeld is not a fan of Tautou's version of Chanel in the 2009 biopic, "Coco Before Chanel," saying she didn't accurately portray who the true Chanel was:

"Oh, the movie was bad. She played it like women's lib, like Simone de Beauvoir 30 years before The Second Sex. No, no, no, no. Chanel was a different kind of woman. Keira had it. She is a young woman in love, not a spinster."

karl lagerfeld disses audrey tautou

Interestingly, Tautou was the face of Chanel No. 5 before Brad Pitt took over as the spokesperson.

The designer told the publication that he thought Knightley, who is the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle scent, played Coco perfectly in the just-released short film, "Once Upon A Time..." [Ed note: This is the Chanel film that Lagerfeld directed himself, natch.]

"Keira was genius, no? I work well with her. Very easy. Keira has zero problem in her way of behaving and she knows everybody."

karl legerfeld disses audrey tautou

In the film, Knightley plays a young Coco, the owner of a small hat shop, and interacts with several models and actresses who play her customers. Lagerfeld said the film was meant to portray Chanel as a "kind of light-hearted, kept woman."

But Tautou shouldn't feel too offended by Lagerfeld's comments -- after all, he is famous for slamming a lot of well-respected and globally-adored celebrities. Here are our top three most shocking past Lagerfeld hits:

1. Calling Adele Fat

In June 2012, Lagerfeld had the gall to comment on Adele's weight, telling Metro:

"The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."

This particular quote received a huge amount of backlash from other celebrities. Anderson Cooper publicly admonished Lagerfeld on his talk show, and Madonna reportedly told The Sun that she thought Lagerfeld's comment was "horrible" and "the most ridiculous thing [she's] ever heard."

2. Calling Pippa Middleton Ugly

In March, Lagerfeld took a dig at Kate Middleton's younger sister, Pippa. He told The Sun:

"I don't like the sister's face. She should only show her back."

3. Hating On Michelle Obama's Bangs

Although the opinionated designer has said that he "adores" FLOTUS, she wasn't spared his contempt when she decided to sport bangs back in January. Lagerfeld told France's Canal Plus that he thought the hair change was a bad idea:

"I don't understand the change of hair ... Frankly, the fringe was a bad idea. It's not good."

Do you think Lagerfeld goes too far? Do you agree with his opinion on Tautou's performance?

Click through to see more of Lagerfeld's very strong opinions!

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