Channel head designer and creative
director Karl Lagerfeld has shown his support for a proposed gay
marriage bill in France by including two brides in a fashion show.
Lagerfeld showed his support by sending
two models in bridal gowns accompanied by a young boy down the
catwalk of Paris' Grand Palais fashion show on Tuesday. The boy,
according to the AP, is a nephew of the designer.
When asked by the AP whether his use of
the two brides was a measure of support for the proposed law, the
79-year-old Lagerfeld replied: “Of course it was.”
“I don't even understand the debate,”
he continued. “Since 1904 [in France] the church and state have
Opposition to the government's plans
has come mostly from the Roman Catholic Church, including Pope
Benedict XVI, who has called on the French
church to fight against France becoming the 12th nation to
legalize gay nuptials.
Benedict suggests profit behind gay marriage push in France.)