Keira Knightley had the "least pretentious wedding ever," according to Karl Lagerfeld.
The British actress married rocker James Righton in an intimate ceremony in the South of France last month, and Chanel's creative director felt the low-key nuptials were very tasteful. The 79-year-old designer spoke fondly of Keira - who is the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle scent - saying she looked chic in a short Chanel dress with flat ballet pumps for her big day.
"She had the least pretentious wedding ever. The whole thing was relaxed. I think it's perfect. After all, they lived together for quite a time. It's not as if she is a young girl of 18 who sees the husband for the first time. She is not a country girl," he said.
He also discussed working with Keira, revealing she was easy to get along with on set in her recent role as Coco Chanel in a film focusing on the opening of the designer's first store in the French seaside town of Deauville: "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 Lagerfeld wants to marry his cat.
The eccentric designer is so besotted with his feline friend, Choupette, he pays for two maids to provide care for her around the clock in Paris. The Chanel designer also has an iPad for his 22-month-old white Siamese pet - who also has her own Twitter account - and lets her dine at his table.
Karl, 79, said in an interview with CNN he is disappointed there is "no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals. I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat."
Choupette - the French equivalent of the English name Herbie - has already gained over 1,200 likes for her own page on Facebook, which features pictures including her eating a king prawn cake prepared for her first birthday last year. Choupette is brushed twice a day by her two nannies, as well as being given regular manicures. Her nannies also write down what she does throughout the day so Karl can catch up with it when he gets home.
Karl Lagerfeld has defended his comments about Adele's weight.
The Chanel creative director - who has claimed his remarks calling the singer "a little too fat" were taken out of context - insists that although Adele is a "beautiful girl," she needed to lose weight because she was "a little roundish."
"I never said that she was fat, I said that she was a little roundish. A little roundish is not fat. But for such a beautiful girl, after that she lost eight kilo [17.6 pounds], so I think the message was not that bad," he said, speaking on CNN's Fashion: Backstage Pass.
Following Karl's comments last year, Adele, 25, insisted she had never aspired to be stick-thin. "I'd lose weight if I was an actress and had to play a role where you're supposed to be 40 pounds lighter, but weight has nothing to do with my career. Even when I was signing [a contract], most of the industry knew if anyone ever dared say [lose weight] to me, they wouldn't be working with me," she said.
Keira Knightley, a favorite of Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, has been hand-picked by the designer to portray Coco Chanel for a short film in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the label's first store in Deuville, France.
Already a celebrity spokesmodel for the French fashion house - whose latest commercials for their Coco Mademoiselle fragrance sparked controversy over its provocative, sensual content - it is no surprise that Lagerfeld decided to cast the A-list film actress to bring Chanel's founder to the screen.
Though the film is planned to be shot on location in Paris, Deuville will be recreated in retro sets that reflect its "original small seaside town charm." French actress Clotilde Hesme has also been cast to play Coco's aunt Adrienne.
While the short's title has yet to be leaked, it is scheduled to premiere in Singapore in conjunction with the unveiling of Chanel's upcoming cruise collection in May.
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Model/designer Victoria Beckham is back to work after giving birth to her daughter, Harper.
Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld photographed the former pop singer in the famed Parisian home of Coco Chanel. In a photo with the German designer himself, the mother of four gives a fierce pose in a Lanvin sweater paired with underwear by Eres and Giuseppe Zanotti boots. In another (seen after the jump), she wears the underwear paired with a white Fendi shirt and Sergio Rossi stilettos.
Beckham could hardly contain her excitement as she shared on Twitter, "I am thrilled to shoot with Karl. I have so much respect for him and I find him so inspiring. To shoot in Coco Chanel's apartment in the clothes of the house of Chanel is really a dream come true."
Lagerfeld appeared to have mutual admiration for the 38 year-old: "Victoria has an innate sense of style. She knows what she likes, and knows what is good for her."
The photos are set to appear in an upcoming issue of Elle France.
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"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 per cent of anorexic girls, but there more than 30 per cent 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."
- Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld on an issue in the fashion world that has been addressed by both models and designers in the industry.
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Keira Knightley may have a "jeans and t-shirt" wedding.
The Anna Karenina actress - who is engaged to Klaxons musician James Righton - thinks it would be "pretty generous" if Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld offered to create a gown for her, but is not sure if it would be the right choice yet.
"Well, that would be pretty generous of him. He's an incredible designer. Would I say yes? To be honest, I'm working on another film straight after Anna Karenina, which finishes after Christmas. Then, maybe I'll start thinking about the dress and the guests and the venue. It really depends on what sort of wedding I decide to have - if I go with jeans and t-shirt options, then maybe it wouldn't be quite right. I haven't decided on anything yet."
Despite a fearsome reputation, Keira claims Karl is a "nice man" and enjoys likes the work she has done with Chanel as she is allowed to pout: "He really is such a nice man, when you're shooting with him, he just sits there holding your hand. Working on Chanel campaign is so different to working on a huge film with Chanel I'm told to pout all I want!"
Pippa Middleton is "devastated" by Karl Lagerfeld's cruel taunts about her looks.
The legendary Chanel designer caused controversy last week when he said the party planner - the younger sister of Britain's Duchess Catherine - should "hide her face," but friends of the brunette beauty have advised her to retain a dignified silence. "Pippa's devastated by Karl's cruel comments - she's always been confident about her looks. But she doesn't want to retaliate and start a war of words. Her friends have tried to make her laugh about it as Karl is hardly a supermodel himself," a source said.
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