Friday, February 10, 2012

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld: Adele too fat for fashion

Fashion Icon Karl Lagerfeld on singing sensation Adele:

“No one wants to see curvy women. You’ve got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly.” But this time, the Chanel designer seems to have believed he was paying a compliment. While declaring the British chanteuse “a little too fat,” he helpfully acknowledged that “she has a beautiful face and a divine voice” and called her “the thing at the moment.” source

How wrong can he be?

 Not everyone buys into the Euro/American definition of beauty - the razor thin, slightly anorexic and heroin addict looking model.  Speaking for most ethnic brothers, curves are not only in, curves are beautiful. Curves are a celebrated feature of a woman. And Adele is one beautiful young lady who can sing her curves off. 

It is baffling to understand how a model - collarbone showing - deemed heroin chic  became the image of beauty in the first place. I guess it's above my pay grade. Anyway, for the sake of Roberta Flack, Angie Stone, Aretha, Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, I am glad sisters of soul never had to conform to such a misguided version of feminine beauty.

And like I said, home-girl got chops. Check out a couple of my favorites:

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