Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has given his verdict on the Middleton sisters - and he only approves of Pippa if she's photographed from the back.

The Chanel designer, who has previously courted controversy for calling singer Adele "too fat" is reported to have said: "Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette and she is the right girl for that boy.

"I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties. "

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Karl Lagerfeld has drawn criticism for his comments about women

But The Sun quoted the German mogul as saying later: "On the other hand, her sister struggles.

"I don't like the sister's face. She should only show her back."

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Karl Lagerfeld has given his verdict on Pippa and Kate

Middleton drew gasps of admiration from around the world for her pert derrière when she was a bridesmaid at last year's Royal Wedding between her sister Kate and Prince William.

Her bottom won praise from Justin Timberlake and spawned a Facebook group in its honour, but she lost out in Rear of the Year to Carol Voderman.

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  • Karl Lagerfeld On The Duchess of Cambridge

    She gets the thumbs up: "Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette and she is the right girl for that boy. "I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties.

  • Karl Lagerfeld on Pippa Middleton

    But Karl Lagerfeld has harsh words for the royal sister-in-law, saying she should "only show her back" because he "doesn't like her face".

  • Karl Lagerfeld On Adele

    Of the singer he said in <em>Metro</em>: "She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice." He swiftly apologised after being criticised by celebs like Madonna.

  • Karl Lagerfeld on Victoria Beckham

    He's a big fan of the singer-turned-designer: "There are not so many who have a body like that. She is very disciplined. "We have the same eating habits. We did a full fashion shoot with her styled as Coco Chanel in less than three hours."

  • Karl Lagerfeld On Lana Del Rey

    The designer gave Lana Del Rey, pictured here at Lovebox Festival, a glowing, if odd review, in <em>Metro</em>. She is "not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants?"

  • Karl Lagerfeld On Heidi Klum

    Karl Lagerfeld said of supermodel and Victoria's Secret star Heidi Klum in <em>Bild</em> : "She is more bling bling and glamorous than current fashion. It may be 'Victoria's Secret', but it is not my secret.

  • Karl Lagerfeld On Sex

    He told <em>Vice</em> : "I personally only like high-class escorts. I don't like sleeping with people I really love."

  • Karl Lagerfeld On Losing Weight

    The designer, pictured here with <em>Vogue </em>editor Anna WIntour, said in <em>Focus </em>magazine: "No one wants to see curvy women. "You've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying thin models are ugly. Fashion is about dreams and illusions."

  • Karl Lagerfeld On Beauty

    In an interview with <em>Vogue </em>in 2003 the designer said: "Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great. What I hate is nasty, ugly people... the worst is ugly, short men. "Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life... they are mean and they want to kill you."

  • Karl Lagerfeld On Having Children

    "Having adult children makes you look 100 years old. I don't want that, he told <em>the Observer</em>.

  • Karl Lagerfeld On Women In Magazines

    He told <em>Metro:</em> "People in magazines are 50% bimbo and 50% pregnant women."

  • Karl Lagerfeld On Fur

    He told <em>Vice</em>: "It is farmers who are nice to the cows and the pigs and then kill them. It's even more hypocritical than hunters. "I don't like that people butcher animals, but I don't like them to butcher humans either, which is apparently very popular in the world."