Vogue Germany: Metropolis
Vogue Germany February 2010
Editorial: Rückkehr nach Metropolis
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
Fashion Editor/Stylist: Christiane Arp
Models: Toni Garrn and Baptiste Giabiconi
Makeup: Emmanuel Sammartino
Hair: Sam McKnight
So fashion’s uber-German shot an editorial paying homage to the greatest example of German Expressionism ever committed to film, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, and because he’s Karl Fucking Lagerfeld, knocked it the hell out of the park. Karl may be a pompous, preening, pretentious jackass, but he’s got the goods and he always has. This editorial is absolutely gorgeous. So perfectly shot and styled are these images that you’d almost think they were 80 years old. Except for one thing. Karl once again insisted on using his “muse” Baptiste Giabiconi (“muse” is now German for “butt boy,” apparently), who almost ruins every shot he’s in. The boy is gorgeous, no doubt about it, but he’s a shitty model.
Anyway, try to ignore the scowling little boy and enjoy these luminous images.
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