The legendary Jerry Hall stars in Karl Lagerfeld’s shoot for the new Chanel accessories catalogue. The photographs are based on Colette’s post-war novel ‘Cheri’, which tells the story of the end of a six-year love affair between an older woman and a younger man, played by male model Baptiste Giabiconi.
“Oscar Wilde said; I like men who have a future, and women who have a past”, says Lagerfeld. “It is this whole idea of seduction that is summarised here that appeals to me. One of a very young man fascinated and attracted by what a woman does: her wardrobe, her perfume, her movements, her allure, etc.”
I really like it that designers are starting to use women of all ages for their campaigns. But the male model, well he looks very, very young, and very, very plastic. He makes it a bit creepy, I think.
It seems like Karl and Jerry will collaborate again soon. He’s shot another portrait of her for the cover of her autobiography, ‘Self Portrait’, coming out in October 2009. Can’t wait to read it!