Few have dared speak ill of Michelle Obama‘s bangs since she debuted the new style on her 49th birthday earlier this month. They’ve earned the approval of everyone from Conan O’Brien to Madeleine Albright, and even won the all-important presidential endorsement.
But leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to take a contrarian stance on the matter, which he did earlier this week during a couture week interview with France’s Canal Plus. Presented with two photos of the FLOTUS pre- and post-bangs, the ever-quotable designer admitted he preferred the former ‘do. “I have to say, I don’t understand the change of hair,” Karl said in French, while insisting that he still adores “Madame Obama.” “Frankly, the fringe was a bad idea. It’s not good,” he continued, comparing the First Lady to “une speakerine de LCI,” that is, an anchor on one of the country’s television news stations. Burn.
Si vous parlez français, regarder la vidéo ci-dessous..and even if you don’t speak French, feel free to marvel at the weirdness of another part of the segment, where an actor dresses up as Lagerfeld and mocks his rings, eating habits, and ever more numerous projects: