Okay, this happened. Karl Lagerfeld made this picture for the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Are you ready for it? Click through. Brace yourself.
I’m sure there was a perfectly reasonable reason that Karl Lagerfeld decided to portray Obama as a chef carrying the White House as a cake, because… yes. Of course there is.
Lagerfeld remarks that “the subject was inspiring” and “I couldn’t do it before; I’m superstitious.”
Nope, I’m wrong. There was not a rational explanation after all.
In case you are wondering, the German reads “the greatest chef in the world, 10 by 5 stars.” As if America were a cake to be devoured. I think there are a lot of different ways a lot of different people can go with this illustration, and none of them are remotely reasonable. However, it may still interest you to know that Karl Lagerfeld illustrated the entire thing using Shu Uemura make-up. He just scrawled it in lipstick, like a small child.
I believe Karl Lagerfeld may just be fucking with everyone at this point. I bet he is secretly a really normal man who likes to kick back in his den and watch football, and these wacky stunts are just so that no one ever finds out.
Picture via WWD via Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung