Fashionista Alert! Old but Gold: 72-year old model, Günther Krabbenhöft

Fashionista Alert: Günther Krabbenhöft is the world’s #1 stylish Grandpa!

Looks like knitting and smoking a pipe is out of fashion for the oldies! Just yesterday, INfleur profiled a 64-year old university professor who is now a fashion icon. Today, we have a 72 year old man. And you’d never guess what he is…A MODEL!

Born in 1945, Günther Anton Krabbenhöft is  German. He has a daughter and two grandchildren. He was first a chef, before modelling came along. Living in Berlin since 1975, Günther practiced as a chef for about 50 years!

It all started with “just a photo”. He was photographed  at the Kottbusser Tor in the Berlin underground. Initially he resisted but later gave in with one request-“OK, but don’t make it public”. It was just a matter of time for the photos to go viral on all social media platforms. In the summer of 2015, he became known worldwide as an Internet phenomenon, after having visited the Berlin Admiralbrücke , among other places. 

Fashionista Alert: Günther Krabbenhöft
GÜNTHER KRABBENHÖFT first photo at Train station
Fashionista Alert Gunther Krabbenhoft

He has a unqiue classic style of dressing. Usually in a suit, Günther insists he has always dressed this way. In an interview with Björn Akstinat (who first discovered Günther), of the German fashion blog Schickaa, he says- “I’ve always dressed like this. When I went to work, when I go to exercise. I want to look at myself with joy. It’s also always a reflection of my inner self.” He went on further to say, “I think I’m dressed pretty much normal. That was forever like that. I like to look at myself with pleasure. It is always a mirror of my interior. I’m just worth dressing well.

Another interesting thing worth noting about Günther is his love for clubbing! Mind boggling huh? In another interview with Vincent Glad of Konbini.com, he disclosed casually about his regular visits to clubs. “It’s true that I often go to clubs, to Berghain or to Sisyphos”. He narrated what events first led him to the club- meeting two random girls in the metro who asked “Wanna go to Berghain?”. He sure did not decline. “When we went in, the bouncer asked their age – they were 22 – and I joked to the bouncer: ‘Are you not going to ask my age?'”

In that same interview, Günther tells all that his style is greatly influenced by his love for French culture…and to an extent French music. As a model today, he has featured as the face of several global campaigns, such as: Google Play, Picard, and Sparkasse.

We sure as hell want to be as cool and hip as Grandpa Günther when we are 70. Let’s hope to maintain our mojo till then!
Amanda Lucy

AMANDA IS A 25 YEAR OLD COLLEGE GRADUATE. LOVES MUSIC,DANCE AND IS AN ARDENT USER OF THE INTERNET. YOU CAN FOLLOW HER INSTAGRAM @nana_yaba. SHE STARTED WRITING FOR INFLEUR IN NOVEMBER 2017

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