Karl Lagerfeld poses with and photographs Conchita Wurst for the latest issue of CR Fashion Book
Karl Lagerfeld is like the godfather of pop culture: the inimitable designer’s seal of approval basically ordains whether someone or something can be deemed truly of-the-moment. The lucky subject of A/W'14? Bearded drag suprema and Eurovision winner, Conchita Wurst. Following a very high fashion turn on the Jean Paul Gaultier couture runway last month, a leotard and suspender-clad Wurst has taken a prime photoshoot spot within the latest issue of CR Fashion Book, Carine Roitfeld’s style tome, alongside a classically monochromatic Herr Lagerfeld.
Conchita in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci
Not to be outdone by the publication’s other (mini) beacon of our times – a debut from North West in Chanel – Conchita’s set waves, a well-honed smize and slim pins conjures up the role of a Hollywood vixen… one who gets photographed by polymath Karl, interviewed by androgynous model Casey Legler, and also cosies up to pregnant model Ashleigh Good.
Conchita and a pregnant Ashleigh Good strike a look for Karl Lagerfeld's camera
The Austrian-born 25-year-old has been styled in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci’s new season collection: concocting a mix of loose, masculine tailoring, lingeries and fur that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a Marlene Dietrich portrait.
‘I created Conchita as the goal of a very long… well, actually, it's the story of my life’ Conchita, real name Tom Neuwirth, tells CR. ‘I grew up in a small Austrian village, a quite conservative one, and I was the weird little boy always dressing as a girl.’