Internationally recognized weight-management expert/robot Karl Lagerfeld is walking back his comments to Metro that singer Adele is "a little too fat." The Chanel designer, who guest-edited an edition of the free daily paper (how's that for a high/low collaboration?) was quoted as saying:

The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.

He now says:

I'd like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought. What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published. I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can't wait for her next CD.

Karl could probably make it up to her by making some clothes that would fit women of Adele's size. Or, you know, casting her in a Chanel campaign.


Exclusive: Karl Lagerfeld 'Adele, I'm Your Biggest Admirer' [Metro]