If you don’t want your pants pulled down, join nunnery: Lagerfeld

Fashion designer says he is fed up #MeToo movement

Fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld has slammed the #MeToo movement, insisting it’s making it impossible for designers to work with models.
The outspoken Chanel director, who is also an in-demand photographer, claims many women are using the movement, which launched last year as a wave of sexual harassment allegations hit the entertainment industry, to make wild accusations about people they don’t get along with.
And he fears photographers and designers in his industry are being accused of misconduct before the allegations against them have been proven.
“What shocks me most in all of this are the starlets who have taken 20 years to remember what happened,” he tells Numero magazine. “Not to mention the fact there are no prosecution witnesses. All their accusations of harassment, they have become quite toxic.”
Lagerfeld is defending the designers who have been accused of sexual misconduct without naming names, and admits he feels terrible for Interview magazine creative director Karl Templar, who has been accused of trying to pull a model’s pants down during a photoshoot.

“As for the accusations against the poor Karl Templar, I don’t believe a single word of it,” he adds. “A girl complained he tried to pull her pants down and he is instantly excommunicated from a profession that up until then had venerated him.
“It’s unbelievable. If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. They’re recruiting even!
“I read somewhere that now you must ask a model if she is comfortable with posing. It’s simply too much. From now on, as a designer, you can’t do anything.”

source: canoe.com