Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has courted controversy once again after saying he does not like Pippa Middleton’s face, it has emerged.
Lagerfeld, 78, said Pippa Middleton should “only show her back”, saying she “struggles” with her looks.
The Chanel creative director, who had to apologise to singer Adele earlier this year after condemning her as “too fat”, has given a harsh critique of the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister saying: "I don't like the sister's [Pippa] face."
In contrast, he praised the Duchess for her “romantic” beauty and “nice silhouette”. He has also given his approval for her marriage to the Duke of Cambridge, conceding she was the “right girl for that boy”.
Lagerfeld's comments, disclosed by The Sun newspaper, appear to have been made during a discussion of the Middleton sisters’ styles.
He appears to be referencing the now-famous photograph of the younger Miss Middleton from behind, as she took the role of bridesmaid at the Duchess’ wedding.
The image was beamed around the globe and led Miss Middleton to being nicknamed “Her Royal Hotness” by some in honour of her posterior.
Lagerfeld reserved praise for former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham for her slim figure, saying they had the “same eating habits”.
"She is great. I like her a lot. I have known her for many years,” he said.
"And that body, after four children. There are not so many who have a body like that. She is very disciplined.”
It's not the first time the designer has criticised a fellow famous figure. In February this year, Lagerfeld said of Adele: “She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.” He later apologised for his comments.