20 August 2014 by

Conchita Wurst's Fashion Trajectory Continues With Karl Lagerfeld Shoot In CR Fashion Book

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.

READ MORE: Check out Conchita on the Jean Paul Gaultier runway

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.

READ MORE: See North West in her first ever solo fashion shoot!

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.’


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