Baptiste Giabiconi photographed by Karl Lagerfeld isn’t exactly what I’d call a newsflash. It stopped being interesting and became downright dull. Predictable always lean towards dull.
What you didn’t know, and fashion didn’t told us so far, is that those black high heels shoes you’re seeing in the picture (yes, that’s Baptiste right there, wearing the heels) are prostitute shoes! (wait, what?) Here’s what the Purple Magazine editor himself, Olivier Zahm (yes, the same one who likes posting nude pictures of his girlfriends after he’d posted snaps of his young daughter on his blog) has to say about the matter: (via)
Karl was really inspired by Baptiste. Because Baptiste connects him to a lot of different periods of his life and he’s a living journal — can you say that? — for Karl. He can really transform Baptiste into different characters. […] So I said, ‘Okay, you shoot a man, but as a Helmut Newton woman.’ He immediately chose Baptiste, and he had the great idea to use these prostitute high heels, which are just meant for prostitutes — they’re not meant for a glamorous night.