To hear Giabiconi tell it- it was fate that brought him to Lagerfeld. In this week’s edition of Interview mag, Giabiconi, the hot young thang thats been bringing a smile to the Kaiser’s face (please don’t us to exactly explain what this means, use your imagination if you may) describes how he went from peon at a helicopter port in his hometown of Marseille, France to uber model, toy boy and yes- budding disco star.
interviewmagazine : Four years ago, Baptiste Giabiconi, son of a corsican mechanic, was working at a helicopter plant in his hometown of Marseille. “I met a woman at the gym who suggested I create a photo book,” says the 21-year-old model, who, prior to setting off for paris and une vie à la mode, was saving up to start his own pizza delivery service. Since then he has become one of the most sought-after faces-and bodies-in fashion, in large part due to his ongoing collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, who has photographed giabiconi for numerous campaigns for Chanel, Fendi, and the designer’s eponymous line. As Lagerfeld himself has duly noted, Giabiconi’s lean, athletic physique looks good in clothes-and even better out of them.
When Karl reaches over to tuck Giabiconi under the covers, Giabiconi likes to lie there shivering in glee- wondering to himself: and to think I nearly settled for a career as a pizza boy.