Style Icon - Baptiste Giabiconi

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Enough of his glittering career, style wise he is an inspirational figure. Of course with him being a model for Chanel he has accessibility to a vast range of clothes that most of us only wish we had access to. However you can dress just as well as Baptiste by spending a tenth of the value of the clothes he wears. The most important lesson we can learn from looking at his look book above is the sense of knowing what items will work TOGETHER, no matter what they may look like separately.

Baptiste wears clothes that you might not necessarily consider as being suitable for wearing down the street – yes I’m talking about the denim short shorts, but I have to say I like it. The combination of the shorts with the black boots and the check shirt/printed jacket may not fit everyone’s taste, but it is cause for applause because he wears what he wants and owns it. Obviously outfits with as much flair and statement pieces as he wears would be most suited to the major high fashion cities (London, Paris, the big European Capitals etc.) but you can take away important aspects of his personal style such as how to layer, mix patterns/colours and in particular how to make traditional outfits your own with key accessories and pieces. I particularly love how he has mixed in a desert scarf and pocket chain with a grey formal suit , and used a wide oversized tie with a three piece in order to create his own youthful and edgy take on such a standard outfit.
This leads me onto a detail I’d like raise about the clothes he wears. Baptiste’s clothes more often than not have a printed pattern which adds character to the outfit. If you’re a bit bored of plain pieces, then trying a jacket with a print design on it, or a patterned trouser may be an ideal way of injecting some life into your wardrobe and personal style. Even adding a print patterned scarf to a tailored outfit adds character to the look. Just remember to keep the rest of your outfit more solid and muted, in order to not become an over the top caricature. What I have also noticed is that Baptiste’s sometimes uses velvet trousers in his tailored looks. This is a great twist to the standard suit and adds a character and personality to it. Velvet is particularly big this season, as it is being heavily promoted by the likes of Tom Ford in his own tailoring collections. As an everyday male, experimenting with different materials is definitely worth thinking about, as it will make you stand out from the crowd and adds texture to your whole wardrobe. If you’re not too keen on the idea of velvet trousers then something more subtle like a tailored blazer with a velvet trim is perfect.

Finally, as you can probably see, Baptiste certainly has a penchant for jewellery. Now sometimes it can look over the top, but I think it is a great way of adding some individuality to a look. Matt Allinson went over men’s jewellery earlier on in the week, but using a pocket chain or a couple of bracelets or neck chains can just add that little bit extra to any outfit and separate you from the crowd. When Baptiste uses just a couple of pieces it looks great, but he can go the other way and use 5 rings, a couple of bracelets and neck chains on top, which ends up a little bit much. So try incorporating jewellery into your wardrobe but keep it subtle and not garish.

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Baptiste Giabiconi Informations

Baptiste Giabiconi (born November 9, 1989) is a French male model from Marseille, France. He is currently the male face of Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld.
In 2008, Giabiconi signed with DNA Model Management New York. In the same year Karl Lagerfeld took Giabiconi as the male face of Chanel, closing their haute couture shows in 2009 with Freja Beha Erichsen and Lara Stone and in 2010 with Abbey Lee and Iris Strubegger.
He has also appeared in editorials for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Numero Homme, V Man, Marie Claire, Purple, Giorgio Armani and L'Officiel Hommes.
 In spring 2010, he was photographed for the Roberto Cavalli campaign, alongside Kate Moss and became the face of Coca Cola Light, alongside Coco Rocha.
He is currently the most successful male model in the world on list of the Top 50 international male models, as of December 2010 ahead of Sean O'Pry and Simon Nessman.

In 2009, supermodel Naomi Campbell met Giabiconi in Moscow and told him, “It’s not right: We all have defects. You have none.”
In an interview with Karl Lagerfeld described Giabiconi as “a boy version of Gisele Bundchen: skinny, skinny but with an athletic body — good for clothes and great with no clothes.”
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