After a hugely successful S/S '17 show at Paris Fashion Week, Karl Lagerfeld has turned commentating on to the news of the hour: Kim Kardashian's robbery. The thievery, which took place early this week, explaining how he thinks the uber-famous reality-TV star should have been more careful about her security and social media choices.
Karl spoke about Kim's open relationship with social media, and asked whether parading her jewellery on Instagram and Snapchat was a smart move. "[She is] too public, too public - we have to see in what time we live," he said. "You cannot display your wealth then be surprised that some people want to share it with you." Kardashian, who had an estimated 10 million Euros worth of jewellery robbed from her Paris apartment, was held at gunpoint by the five intruders, then gagged and tied up in her bathroom.
Her hotel choice - Hotel Pourtalès, a 19th century mansion where the mother-of-two nested during PFW, was also questioned by the Chanel designer. "I don't understand why [Kardashian] was in a hotel with no security and things like this. If you are that famous and you put all your jewellery on the net you go to hotels where nobody can come near to the room," Karl explained to Reuters.
Even though the luxurious apartment is a hotspot for high profile celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, the hotel lacks tight security - with just one staff member on the front desk (who was also held at gunpoint) during the attack.
However Lagerfeld, who has close relations with the family (and often employs Kim's little sister Kendall Jenner to walk in his shows), sympathises for the 35-year-old and has previously expressed his condolences about the situation."We are all with you," he shared in a message to V Magazine's Instagram account, just a day before his show.