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Karl Lagerfeld Leaves Muse Brad Kroenig for Younger Model


New York magazine's The Cut reports that designer Karl Lagerfeld has dumped his longtime muse Brad Kroenig (who was the focus of an entire book of Lagerfeld photographs) for French model Baptiste Giabiconi. Giabiconi, who Lagerfeld shot for the photo above in this month's French Vogue) has become part of Lagerfeld's entourage. They were photographed, along with Lagerfeld's longtime bodyguard Sebastian (who remains Lagerfeld's hottest accessory imho) in New York last November (below).

The Cut writes: "Harriet Mays Powell met Baptiste when she was in France hanging out with Karl in the Chanel showroom. He's a sweet fellow and comes from the South of France. 'He looks like me — well, maybe a better-looking version of me from a long time ago,' Karl told her."

A few more photos of Baptiste, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Jeff, who exactly here is applauding Karl?

    Posted by: DonnyB | Mar 25, 2009 1:20:06 PM

  2. Yuck, shameful, disgusting gay pseudo- relationships like this make me cringe at gay legitimacy. How can a gay man live like this and still have a conscience?

    Posted by: nikko | Mar 25, 2009 2:16:28 PM

  3. I hear ya Derrick but its just not the vibe I get from Vlad um... Karl.

    I am not quite sure why the rest of you mo's have your 2 xists in a wad over Karl doing what rich queens of a certain age have done since the renaissance.

    Posted by: giovanni | Mar 25, 2009 2:55:37 PM

  4. Of course Karl is not fucking these models, they are most likely straight anyway. Think of them as the "gay" version of Hef and the hos from The Girls Next Door. Escorting doesn't ALWAYS involved sex...especially if you are an aged, reptilian, limp-dick sack of formaldehyde.

    Posted by: Ugh | Mar 25, 2009 3:13:17 PM

  5. Yum, Yum, and Yuck.

    Posted by: Dollar Store Diva | Mar 25, 2009 3:22:48 PM

  6. gay men having sex or canoodling with boys who look just like themselves when they were young....hmmmm isn't that a sort of classical definition for narcissism????

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Mar 25, 2009 3:44:33 PM

  7. @David B.2--I call them "narcissexual". People who want to have sex with people who look just like themselves.

    Posted by: clint | Mar 25, 2009 4:04:59 PM

  8. Pretty pathetic to realize that no one loves you or cares about you or about what happens to you, no matter how "rich and famous" you are. What good is it to be a celebrity if you have to buy someone to act as if you mean something to them? By his age, hasn't he figured that out-yet? How sad and pathetic. What would Mama say? Better yet, what would Papa say?

    Posted by: Janie | Mar 25, 2009 4:37:06 PM

  9. By the way, it was Brad's decision to end the arrangement, not Karl. Brad coldly and carefully used Karl.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Mar 26, 2009 2:08:28 PM

  10. which from brad's perspective, is the equivalent of taking a cold shower for the rest of your life.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 26, 2009 2:21:51 PM

  11. Lagerfeld reminds me of Mason Verger, the guy who sliced his own face off in Hannibal.

    Posted by: Jason | Mar 26, 2009 2:32:42 PM

  12. Lagerfeld's pic reminds me of Michael Jackson.

    Posted by: Charlie | Mar 29, 2009 4:59:30 AM

  13. If Victoria Beckham was a man AND corpse, she'd be Karl Lagerfeld. That man is DISGUSTING!
    I couldn't even imagine kissing him, much less doing "it" to him.

    Posted by: mb00 | Mar 29, 2009 8:36:21 PM

  14. Well, Karl should make healdines for his clothes and not for his personal choices. Unlike the peerless YSL, Karl seems not publicity shy.

    Posted by: Ronald | Jul 15, 2009 1:55:10 AM

  15. This link was broken at 9:58 PDT
    They were photographed, along with Lagerfeld's longtime bodyguard Sebastian (who remains Lagerfeld's hottest accessory imho) in New York last November (below).

    Posted by: Scooter | Sep 8, 2009 1:00:28 PM

  16. I love him he is a SEXY ASS model who is going to get good press and more jobs because who he is following love it

    Posted by: Jamane | Oct 26, 2009 11:28:34 AM

  17. Ewww...Baptiste Giabiconi is UGLY!!! He looks like a rat.

    Posted by: Michael | Nov 27, 2009 10:13:38 PM

  18. and don't get me started on Karl, lol.

    Posted by: Michael | Nov 27, 2009 10:20:50 PM

  19. I agree with Michael. Baptiste is really ugly. Karl should have kept his hands on Brad, but I'm sure Brad is tired of Karl's old ass.

    Posted by: christina | Dec 19, 2009 5:29:29 PM

  20. that child's got looks all right.

    Posted by: Danny | Apr 29, 2011 4:00:31 PM

  21. Karl is a hideous, gargoyle who happens to be an uber-sugardaddy. These guys just say to themselves: close your eyes and don't breathe and suck for your life then go deposit the checks in a place Frankenfeld can't get at them. Ewwwwww doesn't quite cut it.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Apr 3, 2015 1:14:02 PM

  22. I don't mind being judgmental at all; these kinds of relationships are just stomach-churningly gross. Lagerfeld is a crypt-keeper by any stretch of the imagination and his Marie-Antoinette costume is embarrassing. And the kid is just a hooker.

    Posted by: AC | Apr 13, 2015 2:12:14 PM

  23. gross.

    can anyone say Liberace?

    Posted by: NOTICE | Apr 19, 2015 5:40:09 PM

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