Karl Lagerfeld has apologised for calling Adele "fat"
The creative director for Chanel came under fire earlier this week after he took aim at the Grammy Award-winning star`s figure.
As guest editor for Metro, he said: "The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."
But he now insists that his comments were taken "out of context", and that he is actually a huge fan of the `Someone Like You` singer.
He told the newspaper today (09.02.12): "I`d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought.
"I actually prefer Adele, she is my favourite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance.
"Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can`t wait for her next CD."
Moving on to the subject of rapper M.I.A`s controversial finger flipping at Sunday`s (05.02.12) Super Bowl, the fashion guru admits he did not find it all that shocking.
He said: "Nowadays people give the middle finger quite quickly - it`s not the best behaviour. Everybody does that, what`s new about that?
"It`s just become a bad habit. People in magazines are 50 per cent bimbo and 50 per cent pregnant women."