Baptiste Giabiconi’s Purple Magazine Moment By Karl Lagerfeld

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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.

Baptiste Giabiconi Purple Magazine Lagerfeld


#1 Adriana on 09.14.09 at 11:45 pm

Right! So a lot of us are…..never mind……

#2 Tavia on 09.15.09 at 4:44 am

Baptiste wearing woman shoes, Baptiste wearing high heels shoes specially designed for prostitues….and…like Adriana above said…..never mind

#3 Ellington on 09.15.09 at 10:24 am

This would be almost hilarious, if it was not so desperate to be daring and different.
The pose the whole concept makes me laugh at them not with them.

#4 café au lait on 09.15.09 at 1:07 pm

do you want to laugh more, take a look at the entire pictorial!

#5 Ellington on 09.16.09 at 6:00 pm

Thanks for the link cafe au lait. I laughed until I cried!!
That pictorial was not to be believed! Its ridiculous!

#6 Adriana on 09.17.09 at 7:52 am

I’ve seen this pictorial too and I thought: gosh, he has not even a nice butt….sorry ladies…..:”>

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