'She is a little too fat': Karl Lagerfeld slates Adele's size before backtracking on his comments about her image
He's the king of the catwalk and spends his living eyeing up glamorous ladies.
But even Karl Lagerfeld's latest comments are sure to rile Adele's legion of admiring fans.
The designer has dubbed the singer 'a little too fat' during a no holds barred interview.
Harsh comments: Designer Karl Lagerfeld has dubbed Adele 'a little too fat' although backtracked, calling her beautiful and praising her voice
But realising his comments may be controversial, the fashion guru quickly backtracked and insisted she has 'a beautiful face and a divine voice.'
Speaking to Metro, the 78-year-old discussed what he thought about new singing sensation Lana Del Rey, before going on to spill all about his views on Adele.
He said: 'I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad.The thing at the moment is Adele.
'She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.'
But although Karl prefers Adele's music, he is keen on Lana's looks.
'Divine voice': But Karl insisted he loved her music
He adds: 'Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants She’s not alone with implants.'
The Chanel honcho's comments will be met with controversy as Adele has often spoken freely about her fluctuating weight.
But the Chasing Pavements hitmaker is adamant she's happy to embrace her fuller figure no matter what the view of people like Karl.
She has said in the past: 'I enjoy being me; I always have done. I’ve seen people where it rules their lives, you know, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down. And I just don’t want that in my life.’
Differing views: The designer is more taken with singer Lana Del Rey's image, but he's not as moved by her songs
'It’s just never been an issue – at least, I’ve never hung out with the sort of horrible people who make it an issue.
'I have insecurities of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.’
The soul sensation has been sporting a smaller frame recently ahead of her upcoming Brits performance.
It is thought she may have dropped the weight as a result of her recent health battle which saw her have to cancel gigs while she underwent throat surgery.