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Strauss-Kahn just ‘horny’: Lagerfeld

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld on Thursday described his friend Dominique Strauss-Kahn as charming and "sweet" -- unless you're a woman.

Strauss-Kahn just 'horny': Lagerfeld
Thore Siebrands

Defending the French politician against sex assault allegations, Lagerfeld said that all politicians are “horny.”  

“They get horny from politics, from power,” said the eccentric German fashionista, famous for his snowy hair and enormous sunglasses.  

Lagerfeld added that Strauss-Kahn, whose hopes of becoming next French president were dashed when he was accused in New York of forcing a hotel maid to give him oral sex, has “unbelievable charms.”  

“He is really charming. He's fun, he's great. He's a sweet guy — as long as you're not a woman. That's the problem.”  

The sex assault case in New York collapsed over credibility problems with the maid and last Saturday Strauss-Kahn was able finally to leave the United States for Paris.  

“I love DSK. I love his wife. They are great people and when they came back to Paris I sent them flowers,” Lagerfeld said. “But you know, for people in politics, it's very embarrassing.”

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Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld cremated in France

Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld was cremated in France on Friday, fulfilling his last wishes following his death this week at the age of 85, the magazine Closer reported.

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld cremated in France
2005 file photo of German fashion designer and creative director of Chanel Karl Lagerfeld. Photo: STAN HONDA / AFP
The German designer who had quipped “I'd rather die” than be buried was cremated in Nanterre, west of Paris, in the presence of Virginie Viard, who succeeds him as creative director at Chanel, Princess Caroline of Monaco and Bernard Arnault, head of the luxury group LVMH, Closer said on its internet site.
A spokeswoman for the Lagerfeld fashion house had told AFP only that “his wishes will be respected”. 
Lagerfeld's ashes are to join some from Jacques de Basher, his great love who died of AIDS in 1989.
Lagerfeld had told de Bascher's biographer Marie Ottavi that some of his ashes were being stored “somewhere secret. One day they will be added to mine.”