Model Watch: Baptiste Giabiconi

French model Baptiste Giabiconi is taking the modelling world by storm. Muse of Karl Lagerfeld, Baptiste embodies that sophistication and sensuality that we often associate with the French.

Baptiste was born on November 9, 1989 in Marseille. He was encouraged by a woman from his sports club to pursue modelling and surely enough, he was on his way to stardom. He was accepted at the first modelling agency he tried, MGM Paris. His first shoot was captured by Laurent Marseille Piomb and shortly after this, Karl Lagerfeld spotted Baptiste in an Italian magazine.

Baptiste Giabiconi and Karl Lagerfeld
Karl make Baptiste his muse, and managed to fit him into every runway show and ad campaign thereafter. Karl describes him as:
“a boy version of Gisele [Bündchen]: skinny, skinny but with an athletic body — good for clothes and great with no clothes.”

Naomi Campbell also met Baptiste in 2009 in Moscow, and said after their meeting:
“It’s not right: We all have defects. You have none.” 

His magazine work has since been extensive, ranging across a broad spectrum of fashion magazines including:
Vogue Paris, Vogue Nippon, Vogue Germany, V Man, Interview, Wallpaper magazine, Elle Italia, Purple Fashion, V Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire Italy and cover work for both Wallpaper Magazine and Wound Magazine. 

Baptiste on the cover of Wallpaper magazine

Freja Beha Erichsen and Baptiste Giabiconi: Vogue Germany April 2010

Baptiste in VMan
Baptiste is also no stranger to the catwalk, and has appeared in several Chanel shows, including the most recent in St Tropez for Chanel's 2011 resort collection.

Chanel Couture Spring 2010

Chanel Resort 2011

Chanel Resort 2011

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2010

Baptiste has been the face of numerous advertisement campaigns including work for Chanel, K by Karl Lagerfeld, Frankie Morello, Just Cavalli and Armani Jeans.

Baptiste is now the number one most in demand male model in the world, so doesn't have too much time on his hands! What does he have planned for the future?
Surprisingly, Baptiste is currently working on launching a music career, and is in the process of recording him first album, so watch this space!

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Lara Stone and Baptiste in a short film named Fitting Room Follies by Karl Lagerfeld.


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