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Karl Lagerfeld’s Choice Words for Tina Brown


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Karl Lagerfeld lashes back at Tina Brown.

It’s a bold move to cross the Kaiser.

After Robin Givhan wrote a Newsweek piece in January arguing that Karl Lagerfeld is “overrated,” the Pulitzer Prize-winner fashion writer reportedly suffered a less-than-stellar seat at Chanel’s Fall 2012 show.

“Such a statement rings like heresy within a fashion universe where the highly acclaimed designer struts upon his lofty stage as the creative director of Chanel—but it’s true,” Givhan wrote in the piece, which acknowledged Lagerfeld’s talent and influence but posited that his idolization among the fashion industry might be a bit much.

The seating chart gods may continue to punish Givhan forevermore, but it’s her boss, Tina Brown, who really got a piece of Lagerfeld’s mind.

"First of all, Tina Brown's magazine is not doing well at all," he said at a Tokyo press conference when asked about the story, Women’s Wear Daily reports. "She is dying. I'm sorry for Tina Brown, who was such a success at Vanity Fair, to go down with a shitty little paper like this. I'm sorry."

Your move, Tina...

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