(Telegraph) Karl Lagerfeld’s chocolate toyboy
Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, Baptiste Giabiconi, looks good enough to eat.
Forget intricate embroidery by Lesage, fine feathers by Lemarié and shoes crafted by Massaro; the only material Karl Lagerfeld is working with these days is chocolate, and literally tonnes of it.
Indeed, the ‘hardest-working man in fashion’ has explored the world of haute cocoa as part of his collaboration with Magnum ice cream. Yes, you read that right: ice cream .
Not content with directing American actress Rachel Bilson in a series of short films for the choc-ice giant, the creative director of Chanel has turned his gloved hand to designing a hotel suite made entirely of chocolate. Expertly brought to life by master chocolatier and chocolate sculptor Patrick Roger, ‘The Magnum Chocolate Suite’ in Paris contains the ultimate piece de resistance: an edible incarnation of Baptiste Giabiconi, the multi-tasking model and pop star who also happens to be Lagerfeld’s muse.