Karl Largerfeld recently commissioned chocolate artist Anya Gallaccio to create a life size chocolate sculpture of Baptiste Giabiconi, who has been the face of Chanel and Largerfeld’s alleged muse and imaginary boyfriend.
Not only is Baptiste Giabiconi made of chocolate, but the entire room and all its furnishings are as well!
More than 10 tonnes of chocolate have been reported to have been used in the making of the project. The sculpture features the model in a reclining position in nothing but a pair of white briefs. The chocolate suite is luxuriant and rendered in shades of white and chocolate brown.
The sculpture was originally presented in 2011 as part of a promotional display for Magnum Ice Cream.
The work debuted today in Paris, where Karl is hoping to promote ice cream brand Magnum by unveiling his sculpture of Baptiste, who also stars in the commercials Lagerfeld directed for the brand.