When Grazia last met the genius who is Mr Lagerfeld, he had some rather strong opinions on one Miss Pippa Middleton, if you remember. So when we hot-fotted it to Paris last week to interview Karl (no biggie) about Mon Shu Girl, his new collaboration with Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura, we thought it was our fashion duty to chat about the other Middleton ladies. Oh you know, that Kate who'll one day be Queen. Turns out she's the person Karl would most like to wear his kooky cosmetics collection, featuring cute nail decals to gorgeous eyeshadow palettes. 'Kate Middleton! I love Kate Middleton! She can try anything. For make-up she has no limits!' he told us exclusively.
And if that clears up how he feels about our beloved Duchess of Cambridge, he'd like to clear up those less-than-complimentary comments about her sister too, it seems. (You may recall Karl recently said 'I don't like her face...she should only show her back.') Now he insists, 'I didn't mean that! I only meant I don't think her make-up is right; she has a roundish face and round eyes and she should pick another make-up for the eyes.'
But who does think is the sexiest of the Middleton crew? His answer might surprise. 'I think Carole is very sexy. I think the mother is sexier than the daughters. There is somethign full of life about her. For a woman who must be 50 or so I think she's great. Full of energy.' Weeeeell... something tells us Carole won't be sad to hear that one!
As talk returned to the cherry red lipstick and nail polish in his Mon Shu Girl collection, Agent Grazia also inadvertently solved one of Fashion’s Greatest Myssssteries: why does Karl Lagerfeld wear those fingerless leather gloves? (You thought it was just *His Look*, didn't you?) Well, yes and no. It seems that the fingerless gloves allow the Godfather of Fashion easy access to his diamond vault. Oh, yes. Casually enquiring in a not-at-all-burglary-focused manner as to where Monsieur Lagerfeld keeps all his jewellery, the designer was happy to reveal the bling is discreetly stashed away behind a certain objet at
Lagerfeld Towers. And the secret combination? Why, it's one of Karl's own unique fingerprints! So naturally those fingerless gloves are essential for making sure no one else gets their mitts on the rocks. (Grazia Daily grabbed Karl's Diet Coke glass on the way out).
For more from Karl Lagerfeld… read our exclusive interview in Grazia’s new 306 page Big Fashion Issue – out today !
Mon Shu Girl will go on sale exclusively in Selfridges from October 14th, and will be available at www.shuuemura.co.uk and nationwide from October 28th