Here’s a picture of Zahia Dehar, a girl we’re going to start referring to as France’s answer to Kim Kardashian. How else would you describe a young woman who became famous and got her own fashion line only after having sex with not just one but three of that nation’s top athletes?
Dehar, Women’s Wear Daily reports, just made a big splash at Couture Week in Paris with the debut of her new lingerie line, called (and what else?) Zahia. But before that she was best known for selling her body to three French soccer players when she was underage for thousands of euros. How she went from there to getting Karl Lagerfeld to shoot her look book in three years (she was just 16 when authorities allege she slept with Franck Ribery) is anyone’s guess.
And yet, there she is. Dehar’s line is backed by the mega rich Hong Kong investment firm First Mark, and was produced in collaboration with some of the same cut-and-sew operations that do work for the big league couture houses. Still, people who attended the show say it was obvious that Dehar had a lot of work to do before she’ll be taken seriously as a designer — and closing her own show in a sheer dress covered in all the right places with fabric petals probably didn’t help matters.
What does the future hold for Mme. Dehar? Who knows. But we’re excited to watch and find out.