Famed fashion designers have a penchant for the controversial. Karl Lagerfeld referred to Adele as fat, in addition to making many other comments about his distaste for non-sample size people. Hedi Slimane very publicly called fashion critic Cathy Horyn's agenda "thick" and "predictable." John Galliano has, of course, been outspoken to the point of his firing from Christian Dior, after he went on a drunken, racist tirade in a Paris cafe.
And then there is Roberto Cavalli. No stranger to controversy, Cavalli caused quite a stir last year when he referred to American fashion as "terrible" thanks to Anna Wintour. This time around, he is not limiting his critique to American fashion but offering up his opinion about the work of basically all designers of the moment.
Speaking to British publication, the Guardian, this week, 72-year old designer had the following to say: "Fashion is changing for the worse. Today, it is industrial, it is quantity, it is a collection of 1,000 pieces ... The only really talented people of our generation were Alexander McQueen and Gianni Versace."