Paris Fashion Week 2012: French Escort Zahia Dehar Debuts Lingerie Line [PHOTOS]

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on January 28 2012 1:50 PM
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Zahia Dehar, dubbed fashion's guilty little secret, is a boudoir connoisseur. At just 19-years-old, kittenish Dehar is France's most infamous escort. It is no wonder that, in move into the fashion world, the blonde bombshell chose to design lingerie.

Dehar debuted her couture lingerie line at Paris Fashion Week 2012 on Wednesday at the magnificent Palais de Chaillot. Guests were welcomed by life-sized molds of Dehar's naked body - which is infamous for its Z-shaped torso. Attendees munched on sugary pink-chocolate treats in the shape of Dehar while they flipped through her collection's lookbook, shot by fashion deity Karl Lagerfeld.

Lagerfeld told Women's Wear Daily that he enjoyed shooting the gauzy lookbook for Dehar. He said the lookbook is very, very funny, like Vargas pinups. It was fun to do her. He went on to describe the escort-turned-designer as very French courtesan, like Diane de Poitiers or the Belle Otéro. But Lagerfeld made one thing clear: I have nothing to do with her collection.

The call girl closed Paris' Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012 with her magical lingerie collection. Models looked like majestic fairytale creatures as they strutted down the runway in tropical flowers and glittering wings, satin bows and French maid outfits. The title of the pieces included My Apricot, Wild Stroke, and My Cherry, according to Fashionista.

Zahia Dehar made an appearance at the culmination of the show, dressed in a completely sheer dress with strategically-placed pink petals. The press release said her lingerie is meant to be worn in a world where frills match shoes and bags.

The 19-year-old designer made waves in the fashion world when she hit the cover of Spain's V magazine in spring 2011 and Vanity Fair Italy in August 2011. In the V magazine interview Dehar coyly hinted at her move into fashion.

V: The French press talks a lot about your upcoming projects. There are rumors about lingerie, perfume, clothing lines. Can you share anything about your future plans?
ZD: The French press says a lot of things about me. [Laughs] It's still a bit too early for me to talk about my plans. Let's just say that what I've been imagining for years is coming to life.

Zahia Dehar rocked France in 2010 when it was revealed that the 17-year-old had slept with multiple professional football players. Footballer Franck Ribery reportedly paid the underage Zehar £2,000 for sex, according to an article by The Daily Mail at the time. Two other players faced charges as well. Prostitution is legal in France but one must be at least 18-years-old.

As for Dehar, she reportedly told the press, I loved them all.

Take a look at Zahia Dehar's lingerie collection at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012

Zahia Dehar Reuters

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012

Zahia Dehar Reuters

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012 Reuters

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012

Zahia Dehar Reuters

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012

Zahia Dehar Reuters

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012

Zahia Dehar Reuters

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2012

Zahia Dehar Reuters