Karl Lagerfeld Shades Kim Kardashian After Robbery: 'You Cannot Display Your Wealth and Then Be Surprised'

by Tina Smithers Peckham 4:00 PM PDT, October 04, 2016
Playing Karl Lagerfeld Shades Kim Kardashian After Robbery: 'You Cannot Display Your Wealth and Then Be Surprised'

Many celebrities have been offering support and sympathy for Kim Kardashian West after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on Sunday -- Kelly Clarkson and Lance Bass, to name a few. But one surprising star in particular had opposing views, claiming the mother of two is "too public" when it comes to showing off her wealth. 

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After initially showing his support on Instagram, fashion designer and good friend of the Kardashians, Karl Lagerfeld, shared different feelings about the reality star with the Associated Press during Paris Fashion Week.

"You cannot display your wealth then be surprised that some people want to share it," the Chanel creative director said. "I don't understand why she was in a hotel with no security. If you are that famous and you put all your jewelry on [social media], you go to hotels where nobody can come near to the room."

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Two masked men held the 35-year-old at gunpoint and reportedly stole over $10 million worth of jewelry, including one ring estimated to be worth $4.5 million. A source tells ET that the ring was, in fact, the Lorraine Schwartz diamond accessory that husband Kanye West recently purchased for Kim. In addition, several other pieces were apparently stolen, along with a cell phone.


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Another source close to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star tells ET that Kim is "absolutely traumatized" by the burglary and hasn't been sleeping since the incident. "[Kim] was half asleep and was woken up so abruptly," the source explains. "She was on little sleep to begin with since getting to Paris. She still hasn’t fully been able to comprehend what happened."

EXCLUSIVE: Kim Kardashian 'Absolutely Traumatized' After Paris Robbery, Not 'Fully Able to Comprehend What Happened'

Kim returned to New York City Monday morning to be with Kanye, who abruptly ended his performance at a music festival in Queens on Sunday night following the news. The 39-year-old rapper has also rescheduled several tour dates in the wake of the Paris incident.

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While Kim is still recovering from the trauma, the future of the stolen jewelry remains uncertain. "Even if [the diamonds are] recut, there's always a good chance that someone would recognize the fact that they're so unusual that they should be investigated," jewelry appraiser Joseph DuMouchelle tells ET.


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Watch the video below for more on Kim's terrifying encounter with the two gunmen.