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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: KARL LAGERFELD: Body Freedom: Starring BAPTISTE GIABICONI.

KARL LAGERFELD's  Body Freedom starring BAPTISTE GIABICONI  Image via purple-dairy.comKARL LAGERFELD's Body Freedom starring BAPTISTE GIABICONI Image via purple-dairy.com

Oh the howls of indignation when Baptiste Giabiconi went to No 1 on MDC. How faint the sound of that outrage these days. The one thing missing, I think from latter day male model management is the sense of maintaining a narrative around a given talent. The best women's agents because there is so much more of an opportunity to do this , are brilliant at that. But male models....Many good looking guys book buckets of jobs everyday, but where is the shimmer? The charm of fashion? The dedication to building an iconic frame around the man? Who from the mob do you remember? How many male models manage to write themselves into the history of fashion?

I remember the first time I met Brad Kroenig. It was a women's casting actually, at the Ford offices when it was in Soho. Brad introduced himself and there he was, at a customary go-see, except he had showed up tanned, sleek and dazzling in a perfectly cut pin striped blazer. His manners were impeccable. He apologized for being late due to the fact that "I was having my diamonds steamed at Tiffany's" . I remember staggering back to the the MDC offices and saying to Betty Sze " I just met the new No 1 on the Men's Top 50." It was not just the steamed diamonds . It was the investment in looking like, living for and radiating a state of pure fashion. Baptiste, he's like that too, in a way that is very old school, very 70's/80's male glamour. It's locked in the Karl clique yes and not quite accessible to the public and yet I like how well his image has been pitched at the highest frequencies of fashion, his entire career. Baptiste Giabiconi is going to be iconic. Whether we like it or not.

batiste

Is also singing. He released in france a single called showtime. I guess its available on youtube. But its bullshit. But as long as Karl is here, nothin bad is gonna happen.
Ray from wherethelightsend

Joel West was also said to

Joel West was also said to last forever and witness what happened! A decade and some millions of dollars later and people dont even know who he is :/ sad but true
Baptiste has the best godfather in the biz so lets hope Karl works his sunglasses-gloves-magic so the guy can smell longevity.

Oh Baptiste

I absolutely abhored Baptiste when I first saw him, I hoped he was a flash in the pan but I knew deep inside he wouldn't be. And now he's intent on etching a place for himself in the history of fashion... oh the luxuries of being the cabin boy for KL.
-M

Taste is a dictatorship.

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