Conchita Wurst Gets the Karl Lagerfeld Treatment


By Julien Sauvalle

Karl Lagerfeld photographs the Eurovision winner in designer couture for the Fall issue of "CR Fashion Book"

Photography by Karl Lagerfeld. Styling by Carine Roitfeld.

It's official: Conchita Wurst is the new darling of fashion designers.

At Paris Fashion Week, the Austrian drag queen closed the Jean Paul Gaultier couture show with a bang. Now, the "Rise Like a Phoenix" singer becomes Karl Lagerfeld's muse for the Fall issue of Carine Roitfeld's style bible, CR Fashion Book.

Wurst appears in the latest designer fashion styled by Roitfeld, along with then-pregnant model Ashleigh Good (who, for trivia, was one of the two "lesbian brides" who closed the Chanel couture show last year, and currently fronts Tom Ford's very LGBT-friendly new campaign).

As if the feature couldn't get any queerer, Wurst is also interviewed by the gender-bending model Casey Legler, the first female "male model" (read her Out100 profile here). 

According to Karl Lagerfeld, Wurst was chosen as an emerging icon for giving new meaning to drag: "I like Conchita because not only does he really have a voice, but he has done something that's never been done before," said the designer.

The upcoming issue of CR Fashion Book, which hits newsstands on September 4, will be a celebration of past, of-the-moment, and future fashion icons. More pictures and quotes from the interview after the jump.

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