Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld has criticised Kim Kardashian for flaunting her wealth, after the reality television star was robbed at gunpoint in Paris of £8.5million worth of jewellery.
‘You cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it with you,’ the designer told reporters after his Chanel show.
Lagerfeld wrote Kim Kardashian a note on saying: ‘Dearest Kim, we are all with you‘, after she was tied up and robbed at a luxury apartment in Paris.
But he criticised the celebrity for showing off her jewellery to her more than 100 million social media followers.
‘If you’re that famous and you put all your jewellery on the net, you go to hotels where nobody can come near to the room,’ he said.
Kardashian tweeted a picture last week of a diamond ring worth around £3.5million which police said had been stolen in the early morning raid.
‘I think it’s a very bad thing for Paris but I don’t understand why she was in a hotel with no security,’
‘Image wise, I think it is very bad. We make all of these efforts to make Paris appealing and then this happens. Apparently they were people from Eastern Europe.’
The multi-millionaire mother of two and wife of the US rap superstar Kanye West had been in Paris for fashion week, where she was a front row guest at Balenciaga and Givenchy on Sunday.
The outspoken 83-year-old German-born designer and photographer, who is known as ‘the kaiser’ for his mastery of the fashion world, has previously been complimentary about Kardashian and her family.
Kim and the fashion designer appear to have struck up an unusual friendship despite the fact she was virtually blacklisted from the biggest designer fashion shows.
Last year, she announced on social media that an animated version of Lagerfeld would be introduced for Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, along with cartoon versions of the Fall/Winter 2015 collection for his eponymous label.
Speaking at the time, Kim said:
‘Karl Lagerfeld is such an icon and I’ve been lucky enough to work with him several times over the years.’
Lagerfeld also did a photo shoot with her this summer for the American magazine Harper’s Bazaar in which he had her husband Kanye West taking a picture with his mobile phone of Kardashian draped across a bed.
Kardashian’s half sister Kendall Jenner also modelled for him in Chanel’s Paris haute couture show last year.
Her mother Kris Jenner is also known to be a client of Chanel.
Lagerfeld has previously said that ‘Kim’s contribution to beauty and fashion is the fact that you don’t have to be super slim and very tall to be beautiful’.
‘I like her mother a lot and I adore her little half-sister Kendall. I don’t know the rest of this astonishing family,’ he told the celebrity news site Page Six.