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Here’s something to brighten up this dreary Wednesday: Ashton Kutcher spoofing Karl Lagerfeld in a hysterical little video.
It’s an age-old tale: California Gurl meets French heartthrob. The pair share a front row seat at Chanel. Sparks (sorry, Fireworks) fly.
Baptiste Giabiconi‘s musical career is in full swing, what with the teaser release of his new video for a song called, “One Night In Paradise.” And like any good model-turned-Euro popstar, he’s taking a page out of musical glory days that were the late ’90s. Choppy surf on an overcast beach? Check. Shirtless makeout sesh in a backlit bedroom? Check. Emotive crooning by an impossibly well-groomed male? Check, check, and triple check.
We’ve written before about models who look seriously, eerily alike, and now we have another set to add to that list: Alessandra Ambrosio and Baptiste Giabiconi. Ambrosio shows off her androgynous best in the upcoming (and highly anticipated!) issue of LOVE magazine and while the shots are awesome, we’re stuck on the fact that she is, most certainly, Baptiste’s
brother sister from another mother.
We don’t actually think the world is about to end, and we’ve been hard pressed to find a lot of people who do. Still, the prospect of The Rapture got us to thinking that there are a few things we should probably get off our chests before 144,000 of us get absorbed into the cosmos. Or whatever is about to happen.
We’re starting to wonder if Karl Lagerfeld is only doing this fashion thing to fund and fuel his real passion: movies. Between Rachel Bilson eating ice cream, Baptiste mugging awkwardly for the Hogan-sponsored camera, and the time Karl’s favorite models danced, drank, and deejayed for his famous lens, the man has become a veritable Zeferelli — depending on your taste, of course. And now his most recent project is here: a 30-minute short film called, “The Tale Of A Fairy,” which may be his best work to date.
Cruise collections (or, if you’re so inclined, resort collections) are an interesting thing. They’re in stores longer than any other collection, and contain many of the practical pieces that help brands bring in big bucks. However, like pre-fall, they’re “in between” collections that most houses don’t think warrant an all-out runway show. Small presentations, or often just lookbooks, herald the arrival of what are in many ways the biggest collections of the year. But if there is one designer that understands the importance of cruise, it’s Karl Lagerfeld.
Film is a medium Karl Lagerfeld is really into. We’ve seen him direct models for Hogan, an ice cream-eating Rachel Bilson for Magnum, and all sorts of people for Chanel. The Kaiser is staging the house’s cruise show in Cap d’Antibes next week, and he’s made a 30-minute short film to accompany it. It looks awesome.
From everything we know about Kate Middleton to Kate Moss getting naked for Vogue, if you missed something last week, we’ve got you covered.
Remember earlier when we posted that photo of Karl Lagerfeld in his chocolate fantasy suite, complete with a candy bar headboard, dark chocolate armchair and cocoa dusted sculpture of his male muse Baptiste Giabiconi? Well that’s nothing compared to this photo we found of him in the same room, in which Lagerfeld is actually touching the sculpture.
Karl Lagerfeld‘s mind works in very mysterious ways, this much we know. And last night, The Kaiser premiered the latest product of his fascinating noggin, a series of short films featuring Rachel Bilson, Baptiste Giabiconi, and Magnum ice cream bars.
Karl Lagerfeld will be debuting not one but three short films at the Tribeca Film Festival this month, all starring Rachel Bilson and all promoting Magnum ice cream.
A few weeks ago we reported that Karl Lagerfeld would star in a commercial for, of all brands, Volkswagen, the reliable German automaker loved round the world. We kinda thought that Baptiste Giabiconi would be busy somewhere promoting the mess out of his new song, but we should have known by now that wherever the Kaiser goes, his little prince goes, too.
So. Karl Lagerfeld felt the need to make a short film for Hogan. And instead of including Noot Seaar like every other responsible fashion company that felt the need to make a short film, he constructed a weird black and white bilingual drama between his boy toy Baptiste Giabiconi and model Magdalena Frackowiak, two very gorgeous people who couldn’t act to save their lives.
Here, have a series of illustrations of Star Wars characters posing in major streetwear brands!
Here’s Darth Vader in Band of Outsiders, even though he is totally more of a Hugo Boss kind of guy. Come on, people.
Coca-Cola is the king of branding, and the last few years have seen them foster some pretty creative partnerships between their Diet Coke and such style fixtures as Patricia Field and British e-tailer Asos. The latest and undoubtedly greatest of these partnerships is Coca Cola Light’s collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld.
There’s a reason that Karl Lagerfeld loves Baptiste Giabiconi so much, and it’s also why he’s the highest ranked male model on our Power Grid. The answer: he’s amazing. And now the 20-year-old Frenchman is now being featured in April’s L’Officiel Hommes China — on their cover and in a 10-page and musically-inspired spread, in which he poses as rock icons like Jim Morrison, David Bowie, and in drag as Lady Gaga.