Karl Lagerfeld Backpedals On Michelle Obama’s Bangs

I’m a great admirer of Madame Obama, I just prefer her without bangs because it doesn’t cover her face. But if she wanted to do it for her fiftieth birthday then I like it.

––Karl Lagerfeld, always good for an offensive soundbite, is backing off his previous comment that Michelle Obama’s bangs make her look like a news anchor. In France, that’s apparently an insult. Krazy Karl hit up the French news channel La Chaine Info, found his manners, and thwarted the world’s first hairdo-related international incident. (Except he got her age wrong: she’s 49.) [NYmag.com The Cut]