Baptiste Giabiconi projects a steaming sensuality, photographed by Bojana Tatarska as the “choice of a new generation” in Dansk magazine’s Spring/Summer 2011 issue.
Giabiconi speaks of his relationship with Karl Lagerfeld:
“I honestly consider Karl family. I cherish him and I love him very much. He’s family. He is Le Grand Monsieur. He’s my fashion hero. He has such a big heart, he’s such a generous person, he has so much to give to people. And he’s so talented. Karl may not look very approachable but that’s just the way he presents himself. It’s not what he’s like as a person.”
That’s how I see Baptiste as well. As he moves to carve out his own identity in his music and being lensed by other photographers, the 21-year-old is voluptuously sexual — being masculine and feminine at the same time.
There are multiple trends expressing themselves in sexuality.
Many in the new generation reject the hypersexuality of contemporary Western culture. In Japan the herbivore men express little interest in sex and many loathe it.
This view of sexuality — a sensual monasticism — is deeply grounded in monotheism, which challenges humans that we can’t be sensual and spiritual creatures. I find Karl Lagerfeld to be very much in alignment with the Vatican in his views of sexuality and human nature.
Lagerfeld is against gay marriage, saying that gays shouldn’t desire a bourgeoise life.