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Lagerfeld loves Merkel's 'beautiful blue eyes'

The Local · 26 Feb 2012, 10:33

Published: 26 Feb 2012 10:33 GMT+01:00

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Merkel, who typically wears single-coloured trouser-and-jacket combos, was also offered fashion advice by the German-born designer, who recommended she wear better-designed legwear - and unbutton her jacket.

The 57-year-old chancellor has been mocked by some style critics as a mousy scientist from the former East Germany, but she made headlines when she revealed a plunging neckline during an opera performance in Oslo in 2008.

"Overall her dress code is okay but the cut should be more precise," Paris-based Lagerfeld told the latest edition of Focus magazine. "And she should wear her jackets open over a blouse with better cut trousers."

Lagerfeld, who like Merkel was born in the northern port city of Hamburg, argued that this would allow her to "move with more ease". He was less critical of the cut and colour of her blond hair which were perfectly fitting for "her beautiful blue eyes".

Merkel has sported a classic approach to fashion since becoming one of the world's most powerful women. She mainly follows the fashion advice of Hamburg designer Bettina Schoenbach.

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Lagerfeld was forced to apologize earlier this month after sparking outrage among fans of British singer Adele over his remark that she was "a little too fat."

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Your comments about this article

19:08 February 26, 2012 by Christine1
Lagerfeld is just a little too creepy for me!
19:12 February 26, 2012 by asteriks
he is just a snob who should do some sport for his body and look like a man finally. He should show what kind of body he has, caricature.
03:37 February 27, 2012 by wood artist
Is there a compelling reason why we should care what this person thinks about the appearance of others? I dread the day that we judge politicians based upon their appearance...not that it doesn't happen. A Fashion Designer is probably the last person who's judgement I would utilized, given the junk I occasionally see in fashion show coverage.

10:00 February 27, 2012 by Celeon
Its not her eyes. Its the constantly downwards pointing corners of her mouth that pull all eyes towards them like a magnet. :-D

Its like someone having a giant birthmark in his face. You know its not nice to stare at it but you just cant do anything about it. :-D
10:24 February 27, 2012 by wood artist

Are you speaking of Gorbachev? He probably wouldn't make Lagerfeld's list for anything, and he certainly had the birthmark of which you speak. On the other hand, when judged by his accomplishments, he did some pretty good things, and his work led directly to the reunification of Germany and the fall of der Mauer. I realize there are still differences of opinion about that, but on balance, I'd say it was a good thing. Personally, I'd take substance over style or fashion every time. Berlusconi had style...I guess. Not much for substance though.

04:33 February 28, 2012 by volvoman9
Let's face it. She's a hottie! This is not a phenomenon only associated with men of power. Power is attractive.
08:16 March 2, 2012 by Yah right
Hey- where is Carlm with his ongoing hostile comments regarding Merkel?

I can't believe he is keeping his pathetic mouth shut for a change!
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