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Fashion Icon Calls French President an "Imbecile"

Karl Lagerfeld also described Hollande's economic policies as "disastrous"

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Paris-based German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has slammed the French president as "an imbecile" whose "disastrous" policies "will drive the rich out of France".

The comments were made in an interview for the Spanish edition of Marie Claire magazine, extracts of which were published on the website of Spanish daily El Mundo on Friday.

"This imbecile, he'll be just as disastrous as [former Spanish premier José Luis] Zapatero," he told the magazine, which he is guest editing for its 25th anniversary.