Admittedly, we were in two minds about how seriously to take this girl’s lingerie collection given her past, but upon hearing that Karl Lagerfeld himself lent his support and shot the entire lookbook, we instantly decided to give her a chance.
She has been described by Kaiser Karl as “very French courtesan, like Liane de Pougy or the Belle Otéro”, but who is she?
Her name is Zahia Dehar, and if that name doesn’t ring any bells, we know the infamous French football scandal will. The now 19-year-old French beauty may have been at the centre of the scandal for being an underage escort, but it looks like she has put all that behind her to create a lingerie collection fit for the elite catwalks of Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. Not bad going!
Her designs do leave very little to the imagination though, as demonstrated by the piece above which is modelled by Zahia herself.
We’re really looking forward to seeing the official lookbook images when they emerge, just to see Karl Lagerfeld’s vision for the collection! Are you?