Karl Lagerfeld Would Rather Die Than Retire - We Look Back At His Most Infamous Quotes
Apparently, Anorexia is Not a Problem in the Industry?
When asked how Karl felt about the issue while at the Chanel LBJ event, he had this to say:
‘I’m sorry to say that it's a subject I consider ridiculous for several reasons; the story with the anorexic girls - nobody works with anorexic girls, that's nothing to do with fashion. People who have that [anorexia] have problems to do with family and things like that. There are less than 1% of anorexic girls, but there more than 30% of girls in France, - I don't know about England - that are much, much overweight. And it is much more dangerous and very bad for the health. So I think today with the junk food in front of the TV it's something dangerous for the health of the girl.’
While morbid obesity is extremely unhealthy and a growing issue, Karl's opinion is obviosuly strange in the light of the fashion industry's obvious negative effect on models and young women. While he may disagree, he will have to accept the industry's changing views on the issue, which we hope will promote healthier habits!