Adele, Karl Lagerfeld Comments: Designer Says He's the Reason for Her Weight Loss [VIDEO]
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is claiming responsibility for singer Adele's weight loss.
In an interview with CNN's Backstage Pass on June 1, the Chanel designer attempted to take back comments he made earlier in the year about the singer. He also said he was the reason why Adele lost weight.
Lagerfeld said in February while guest editing Metro's Paris edition, "The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat."
When asked on June 1 for clarification on his past comments, Lagerfeld began his statement with "Adele is another problem." The designer went on to claim that he had not called her fat, merely "a little roundish" and that "a little roundish is not fat."
Lagerfeld also credited himself for convincing her of lose a bit of weight through his public comments: "After that she lost eight kilo so I think the message was not that bad."
Lagerfeld recently suggested that "Pippa Middleton should only show her back" and called singer Lana del Rey "a construct with all her implants." He also criticized Michelle Obama's dabble with bangs as "a bad idea."
Lagerfeld made an attempt by praise Adele in February of 2012 shortly after his original weight comments were reported published. He told Metro at the time, "I'd like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer." He said Adele was a beautiful girl and added the following: "She is the best. And I can't wait for her next CD."
The singer was also rumored to have been sent a selection of Chanel handbags as part of the apology but according to Vogue UK, it was neither confirmed nor denied by the company.
Lagerfeld also discussed his own struggles with his weight in the February interview.
"I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance," he said.
Adele has had an envious amount of success over the last few years. Her album 21 was the best-selling album of 2011 and 2012 after it was released in February 2012. It garnered her six Grammys in 2012, including Album of the Year. She also sang and co-wrote the theme song for Skyfall, the most successful Bond film, and won an Oscar for Best Original Song for the song.
Check this clip from CNN's Backstage Pass interview with Lagerfeld.