Adele called a ‘little too fat’ by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld

Adele is famed for her voice not her figure, but today it's exactly that which has caused controversy as fashion's finest, Karl Lagerfeld insults the singer.

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In an interview with the Metro, Chanel's creative director snubbed the star saying she's 'a little too fat'.

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Lagerfeld clearly admires British singers, as he employed  Lily Allen to be the face of Chanel in 2009,  but Adele won't be getting a call any time soon, unless it's to make an apology.

When asked about Lana Del Rey the designer said:

"I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad. The thing at the moment is Adele.

"She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."

We don't think the fashion heavyweight's second statement will win him any fans from Adele's camp!

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On her size the Someone Like You Singer has previously said: "It's just never been an issue — at least, I've never hung out with the sort of horrible people who make it an issue.

"I have insecurities of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me."

In 2004, Karl Lagerfeld was forced to apologise by H&M after he complained that his collection for the fashion chain was available in size 16. He said he had created the line for 'slim, slender, people.'

Mr Lagerfeld famously shed six and a half stone by eating horse meat, tomatoes and drinking Diet Coke.

You'd think, given his experiences he'd have some consideration of Adele's feelings, but it appears not.

We're waiting to hear now what Adele makes of all this, we hope she bites back with something juicy!