July 10, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld +Audrey Tautou + Chanel "Rain Boots" = BEEF!

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Behold the mother of all beefs! Perez Hilton vs. Will I Am has nothing on this. Jimmy Carter is beign called in to mediate.

Karl Lagerfeld +Audrey Tautou + Chanel "Rain Boots" = BEEF!

The one-sided war of attrition between Karl Lagerfeld and Heidi Klum has been briefly cancelled. It seems Dame Lagerfeld’s newest enemy is none other than French actress Audrey Tautou. American audiences will know Audrey from The DaVinci Code, and the Oscar-nominated French film Amelie. She’s currently promoting her role as the young Coco Chanel in Coco Avant Chanel. The film has caused some minor controversy here and there - Audrey’s casting as Coco wasn’t universally loved, and there was some rabble-rousing over the images of cigarettes and smoking in the posters.

Though Lagerfeld is the fashion director for Chanel, he doesn’t have a say in anything other than the clothing line. So Audrey Tautou wasn’t even Karl’s choice to replace Nicole Kidman as the face of Chanel No. 5 - nor was Karl involved in Coco Avant Chanel, although the director recently claimed Karl had given his blessing. What seemed to set off the anger bear this time was a recent interview with Audrey, where she didn’t seem to gush over Chanel clothing. Karl responded in turn, saying “After that, I don’t have to be nice.” What’s French for “bitchslap”?

There’s no love lost between Chanel’s couturier Karl Lagerfeld and Audrey Tautou, the petite French actress who stars in the latest No.5 commercial and the film “Coco Before Chanel.” Lagerfeld was not involved in either project, but he took Tautou to task for remarks in an interview in a recent issue of Premiere in France. Asked if she wears a lot of Chanel, she replied: “Sometimes. This morning, I wore the rain boots.” “I didn’t even know we made rain boots,” quipped Lagerfeld. “After that, I don’t have to be nice.” If he had his druthers, Lagerfeld said he would have suggested Penélope Cruz as a better role model for the storied French house.

Karl Lagerfeld +Audrey Tautou + Chanel "Rain Boots" = BEEF!

Posted at July 10, 2009 4:27 AM

who REALLY cares?

Posted by: Ann Archee at July 10, 2009 4:21 PM

screw ya all get a real life

Posted by: none a ya at July 10, 2009 4:22 PM

Sounds to me like Lagerfeld is pretty stuck on himself. Tautou's comment wasn't a blatant slap at Chanel, he really needs to get over himself. Egocentricity has to be the most unattractive thing in the Lagerfeld portfolio now I think...

Posted by: Puh-Leaz at July 10, 2009 6:22 PM

Do I really care? It got to the point where this story was so boring I stopped reading it on the 1st sentence.

Posted by: Holly at July 10, 2009 7:59 PM

Obviously if shes making a comment about wearing the rain boots that they dont even make she needs to read up on her employer befor she opens her mouth when questioned about something that has to do with her JOB.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 10, 2009 11:48 PM

Audrey in rain boots certainly looks very stylish, I don´t agree with Karl.

Posted by: Rene at July 21, 2009 6:01 PM

I love the photo above, it is so nice that Audrey is wearing suspenders! And certainly, she must also look very good in rain boots.

Posted by: Carol at July 28, 2009 7:17 AM

Actually, they do make rain boots!!

Posted by: Anonymous at August 6, 2009 6:08 PM

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