LATEST: Designer Karl Lagerfeld has spoken out to slam reports he verbally attacked Nicole Kidman.

The German CHANEL designer was quoted in a British newspaper article criticising the actress' "bizarre body make-up" and lack of breasts.

But Lagerfeld - who paid Kidman a reported $3.8 million (GBP2 million) to appear in an advert for CHANEL NO 5 perfume wearing five of his dresses - tells PAGESIX.COM, "Words have been invented that I did not speak. Everybody knows I hold Nicole in the highest regard both personally and professionally."

Kidman had already brushed aside the comments - after hearing reports, the Australian actress' spokeswoman CATHERINE OLIM said, "This sounds impossible to me.

"He (Lagerfeld) adores Nicole and they have longstanding mutual respect for each other as professionals."

14/02/2005 14:10