31/07/2012 12:46 BST

Karl Lagerfeld Doesn't Like Pippa Middleton's Face (PICTURES)

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. "


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."

pippa and kate

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.