Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld showed his support for the legalization of gay marriage in France by sending two models down a catwalk wearing couture bridal gowns. He had his young nephew accompany the two female models as they walked holding hands. Francois Hollande plans to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt and conceive children. But on January 13, hundreds of thousands of people marched in Paris in opposition to the law. Huffington Post says:
Asked if his use of lesbian couture at his show was designed to support gay marriage in France, Lagerfeld replied: “Of course it was.”
“I don’t even understand the debate. Since 1904 (in France) the church and state have been separate,” the German-born designer told The Associated Press. He said people who consider marriage a sacred religious union can continue that tradition in their churches, temples, synagogues and mosques, but that all religions should tolerate gay marriage.
Oddly, Lagerfeld opposes allowing gay couples to father children born through artificial insemination.