Karl Lagerfeld on Kim Kardashian Robbery: 'Don't Display Your Wealth' With 'No Security'

Karl Lagerfeld on Kim Kardashian Robbery: 'Don't Display Your Wealth' With 'No Security'


Karl Lagerfeld scolded Kim Kardashian for showing her multi-million-dollar jewelry on social media in a new interview following the reality star’s October 3rd robbery in Paris.

“It’s a very bad thing for Paris, but I don’t understand why she was in a hotel with no security,” the Chanel creative director, 83, told Reuters at Paris Fashion Week. “If you are that famous and you put all your jewelry on the net, you go to hotels where nobody can come near to the room. You cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it with you.”

As Us Weekly previously reported, Kardashian, 35, was staying in a private residence at Hôtel de Pourtalès when a group of five armed men dressed as policemen raided her apartment. The criminals entered the building after a concierge let them in at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time. Moments later, they handcuffed the staffer and forced him to lead them to Kardashian’s flat.

The robbers then tied up and gagged the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star before locking her in a bathroom. They stole more than $10 million worth of jewelry, including a diamond ring worth $4.5 million, before escaping on bicycles.

A source exclusively told Us that Paris police believe the attack may have been an inside job, calling the case “one of the strangest they have had to deal with in recent years.”

Kardashian’s husband, Kanye West, abruptly ended his performance at the Meadows Music & Arts Festival in Queens, New York, Sunday night after he learned of the news while on stage.

The couple’s two children, daughter North, 3, and son Saint, 9 months, were both in NYC during the time of the raid. The robbers are still at large.

Several stars came to Kardashian’s defense after the shocking news broke, including Chrissy Teigen and James Corden, the latter of whom tweeted, “People making jokes about @KimKardashian tonight would do well to remember that she’s a mother, a daughter, a wife, a friend. Be nice or shut up.”

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