partner and first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, was hospitalized for several days after the revelations due to stress.
"When we talk about violence against women, the way (Trierweiler) was treated I am very much against,'' Lagerfeld told The Associated Press. "You cannot do that to a woman you've spent so many years with. This I think is cruel and heartless.''
Trierweiler, who attended Chanel's last haute couture show in July, did not appear at Tuesday's show.
Still, Lagerfeld said he liked Gayet, calling her "a nice person'' with "a nice face.''
GIORGIO ARMANI'S SOOTHING COUTURE
Iconic Italian actress Claudia Cardinale was among the old faithful at the Giorgio Armani Prive couture show.
The exhaustive 54-look-strong collection had a vintage feel with head silk wraps that sometimes glistened with embroidered jewels. They endowed the slow walking models with a nostalgic, Hollywood glamour.
But Armani, who has been going ethnic of late, chose to go East this spring-summer with the rest of his collection.
Flat Asian necklines defined silken jackets, as twisted Thai-style check belts and scarves and long pleated pants filed by. While deep indigos colors glistened in the - signature - thick sumptuous jacquards.
The show was set to soothing, jazz music. The slow pace got the better of two older gentlemen on the front row who slept through the entire show.
STEPHANE ROLLAND IN SEARCH OF SUNSHINE
Rolland's spring-summer couture show went in search of sunshine.
The designer, whose signature style venerates the natural beauty of fabrics like fine silk gazars and organzas, channeled vivid cadmium and canary yellows in his show, set off by a dash of white and black.
But what defined this particular Rolland show was that it moved in a delicate direction, uncluttering the silhouette by doing away with the aggressive spiked appliques of previous seasons.
Sweeps of silk flowed away from the body, providing a beautiful architectural look. And the final bridal gown had a great, organic fabric flourish in the back that really it made it feel like couture week.
BOUCHRA JARRAR GOES FOR ASYMMETRY, TEXTURE
Moroccan-born designer Bouchra Jarrar played with asymmetry and texture with varying success.
One cross grain-woven coat had appealing thick asymmetrical lapels that