The fashion world is atwitter after one of the world’s top designers blasted Nicole Kidman’s looks.
Making matters worse, the designer is Karl Lagerfeld, the man behind Chanel, where Kidman is a pitchwoman. Kidman stars in ads for Chanel No. 5 — wearing a gown by Lagerfeld — in a deal reportedly worth $5 million.
Lagerfeld has been quoted blasting Kidman’s “bizarre body make-up” and ridiculing her beauty as fake. “She has this bizarre body make-up: endless legs and not very much in the way of breasts,” Lagerfeld was quoted as saying in the Express of London. “What she shows to the world is not her. Her perfection is an illusion: she knows it and couldn't give a damn. There are recipes I can’t divulge.”
“This sounds impossible to me,” Kidman’s spokeswoman, Catherine Olim, told The Scoop. “[Lagerfeld] adores Nicole and they have longstanding mutual respect for each other as professionals.” She continued that any response should come from Lagerfeld or Chanel. Lagerfeld’s office, however, didn’t respond to requests for comment.
“We’re going after the Red Bull market,” spokesman Darin Ezra told The Scoop. “But Kabbalah Energy Drink tastes better. And it’s infused with Kabbalah water, which is holy water.” So does it have mystical healing powers, like Kabbalah water is supposed to? “I’m not going to comment on that,” said Ezra.
He says that Kutcher, Madonna, and Demi Moore are currently trying out the Kabbalah energy drink, and may agree to be its spokesman. The product has been launched in a very limited market in Southern California, and will go wider shortly, with a major media campaign of radio, print and television and the tag line: “Source of Power.” Does this foreshadow a whole line of Kabbalah products? Say Kabbalah breakfast cereal and breath mints? “If it’s successful,” the spokesman says, “There will be more Kabbalah products.”
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