Anyone who has talked to me lately (or has seen my Facebook wall) knows about my latest obsession. No, it's not clothing or one of my favorite designer's pre-fall show. It's not even a pair of shoes!! Gasp! In fact, this new obsession is (in my opinion) the hottest male model to ever walk the earth!
Clearly, the fashion industry revolves around female models much more than their male counterparts...but there are many of these talented guys we tend to overlook. Baptiste Giabiconi was a former metal worker at a helicopter plant in Marseilles, France before he was discovered by the modeling industry (WMagazine). His big break? Being noticed by fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld! If that doesn't put someone on a path to success, I don't know what would! Like the other fascinating people that have caught Lagerfeld's artistic eye over the years, Giabiconi has become his number one muse and is now the male face of Chanel and Fendi. Only 21 years old, he has already appeared in countless editorials, modeled for several fashion houses, and is currently the most successful male model in the world on the models.com list of the Top 50 International Male Models (Models.com). Impressive for a man who's only been modeling for three years!