Karl Lagerfeld shows support for Clinton at Paris fashion week

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
FILE: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
FILE: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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PARIS -- Chanel-goers were granted their Warholian 15 minutes of fame Tuesday as egalitarian Karl Lagerfeld gave every guest front row tickets. That meant cozying up with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Willow Smith, Chanel's new brand ambassador.

The designer-cum-political philosopher also didn't miss the opportunity to weigh in on his support for Hillary Clinton on International Women's Day, proving that he doesn't just design.

Lagerfeld spoke to The Associated Press, voicing his support on International Women's Day for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her chances of becoming the first female U.S. president.

"I like the idea," said the 82-year-old feminist, who said that "it's Women's Day every day" in his life.

"I think with the first black president, what they need now is the first woman president. That has to change too," he said.

Lagerfeld ended by quipping about Clinton's Republican and Democratic rivals that "there's nobody else to support anyway."