Karl Lagerfeld has never been one to mince his words, and you can never be sure what the prolific designer is going to say about, well, anyone.
Speaking to The Sunday Times Style ahead of the Karl Lagerfeld shop opening in London this week, the 80-year-old designer (yes, eighty) revealed which Brit ladies he loves the most – and it looks like Victoria Beckham has a loyal fan in Mr Lagerfeld.
'She is an example of a woman who has had a successful life,' he said. 'She sold 80m records, she has a stunning husband and beautiful children, and she has had real success in her career as a designer. So who does better? [He claps] And she’s very sweet and very funny. She can look cold, but she is not, she’s cheerful. I love Victoria Beckham.'
Who else gets the Karl seal of approval? Well, Cara Delevingne, obvs. 'She is the Charlie Chaplin of the fashion world, non? She is kind of genius, like a character out of a silent movie,' the designer said. We think his description of Cara is pretty spot on.
And it looks like the Queen can rest easy, as she is also one of Karl's favourites. 'Nobody does the job better than she does. She is never ridiculous. She is flawless. For this job, in our day, she is perfect.' High praise indeed for her Maj.
But when it comes to Karl's muse, there'll only ever be one lady who can fill that role: his cat, Choupette. 'She is the centre of the universe,' said Karl.
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