Becoming the muse de jour of one of the most distinguished and influential designers in the world is a feat which few people are able to achieve, unless of course your name is Baptiste Giabiconi.
The 19 year old model was first spotted by Karl Lagerfeld whilst on a French Vogue editorial, dressed in Chanel and heels. Since then, the model has starred in a number of S/S 09 campaigns for the likes of Chanel, Armani Jeans and Karl for Karl Lagerfield, to name but a few. He has been described by Lagerdfield as ' the boy version of Gisele [Bundchen]...good for clothes and great with no clothes', so great that he has recently been shot posing naked in stilletos in an advertorial for Purple magazine which, was directed by Oliver Zahm and Lagerfield himself. Zahm said he 'wanted to portray the iconic Helmut Newton woman' hence the nakedeness and stilletos.