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10 February 2012, 17:06
The Chanel designer has apologised for commenting on Adele's weight earlier this week.
Karl Lagerfield has backtracked over his comments about Adele's weight, and has insisted he is one of the singer's "biggest admirers".
The fashion designer described the 'Someone Like You' singer as "a little too fat" during a US newspaper column earlier this week, but now claims his words were taken out of context.
"Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought," Karl told the Metro New York newspaper today (10th February). "What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published.
"I actually prefer Adele, she is my favourite singer and I am a great admirer of her," he explained.
Karl went on to claim he himself has struggled with weight issues and says he knows what it feels like to have the press focus on your appearance.
He added: "Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can't wait for her next CD."
The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer seemingly responded to the comments in a separate interview this week where she insisted she is comfortable with her figure and likes that she represents the vast majority of women.
Adele is due to make her live comeback, following her 2011 throat surgery, at the Grammy Awards 2012 on Sunday (12th February).