• Germany's news in English

Italian media dubs Bill Kaulitz a 'black angel' after catwalk debut

DPA/The Local · 20 Jan 2010, 11:29

Published: 20 Jan 2010 11:29 GMT+01:00

Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit

"It was my first time on the catwalk and I was really nervous," Kaulitz said after opening the show for Canadian brand DSquared2 as part of Milan fashion week for winter 2010/2011 on Tuesday.

Click here to see Bill take his turn on the catwalk.

But his stage fright didn’t stop the Italian media from gushing over the gender-bending German heartthrob’s performance and dubbing the 20-year-old a “black angel.”

Kaulitz's twin and bandmate Tom sat in the front row at the show to cheer on his brother, who was sporting a new hairdo that was much more streamlined that his usual spiky look.

The appearance may be just the beginning for the ambitious young singer's fashion career. He reportedly told men’s magazine GQ that he could imagine designing his own fashion collection.

Story continues below…

The Kaulitz twins started Tokio Hotel in Magdeburg along with Georg Listing and Gustav Schäfer, bursting onto the music scene with their first album "Schrei" (Scream) in May 2006. It sold some 600,000 copies in its first week and went on to become a major success in France, Austria and Switzerland. The band’s first US single was released in late 2007.

Related links:

DPA/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

Facebook Twitter Google+ reddit

Your comments about this article

13:39 January 20, 2010 by mobiusro
I might be biased and not that it's a wrong/right thing - but me thinks the girlies will be disappointed in the future about his partner preferences.
20:16 January 20, 2010 by Vnlasteamer
He is absolutely a black angel. Look at him, he looks completely glorious. Not that he hasn't said a million times he's straight, but who gives a damn anyway - it's not like he's going to date me, so I don't care who he dates, as long as I get to share a planet with this insanely beautiful and talented person.
22:33 January 20, 2010 by mobiusro
Fair enough.
20:44 January 21, 2010 by lordkorner
Can't sing ,can't dance,looks awful.......probably will go a long way.
Today's headlines
Long-vanished German car brand joins electric race
Photo: DPA

Cars bearing the stamp of once-defunct manufacturer Borgward will once again roll off an assembly line in north Germany from 2018, the firm said Wednesday.

Eurowings cabin crew union to strike all day Thursday
Photo: DPA.

UPDATE: A union representing cabin crews on Lufthansa's budget airline Eurowings has announced that strikes will last all day Thursday as ongoing contract negotiations continue to falter.

Hesse hopes to set example by building Iraqi orphanages
Refugee children in northern Iraq. Photo: DPA

The wealthy central German state of Hesse has set aside €1 million to build a school, family homes and an orphanage in northern Iraq, in an effort to help refugees there.

The Local List
10 German clichés that foreigners get very wrong
David Hasselhoff. Photo: DPA

Whether it be efficiency, humourlessness or a love of a certain Baywatch star, there are many cliches stuck in the heads of foreigners about Germany. But how true are they?

Fake Germanwings victim relative convicted in Cologne
A torn piece of metal at the crash site in 2015. Photo: DPA

A German court on Wednesday gave a woman a year's suspended jail sentence for posing as the cousin of a victim in last year's Germanwings plane crash and obtaining compensation offered by the airline.

Couple accused of torturing, murdering women go on trial
The so-called 'house of horrors' in Höxter where the couple allegedly tortured and killed women. Photo: DPA.

A couple accused of luring women to their village home with personal ads started trial on Wednesday over charges that they tortured and killed at least two of their victims.

After July attacks, govt drafts new video surveillance law
Photo: DPA

The Interior Ministry is drafting a law which will enable public spaces to be filmed for surveillance purposes as a reaction to deadly attacks in July, according to a newspaper report.

Merkel: murky internet giants distort perception of reality
Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA.

Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for internet giants to make public their closely-guarded algorithms, claiming that they are not giving people diverse enough information.

Pegida leader 'paid court costs with group's money'
Pegida leader Lutz Bachmann. Photo: DPA.

The leader of the anti-Islam movement reportedly used money from Pegida's coffers to pay for two personal court cases, German media reported this week.

Anger as Berlin scraps Turkey concert on Armenia genocide
The Dresden Symphony Orchestra. Photo: DPA

Germany's foreign ministry Tuesday scrapped a planned symphony performance on the Armenian "genocide" in its Istanbul consulate, sparking accusations that it was caving in to Turkish pressure.

10 ways German completely messes up your English
Sponsored Article
Last chance to vote absentee in the US elections
Germany's 10 most weird and wonderful landmarks
10 things you never knew about socialist East Germany
How Germans fell in love with America's favourite squash
How I ditched London for Berlin and became a published author
12 clever German idioms that'll make you sound like a pro
23 fascinating facts you never knew about Berlin
9 unmissable events to check out in Germany this October
10 things you never knew about German reunification
10 things you're sure to notice after an Oktoberfest visit
Germany's 10 most Instagram-able places
15 pics that prove Germany is absolutely enchanting in autumn
10 German films you have to watch before you die
6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever
10 pieces of German slang you'll never learn in class
Ouch! Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
Six reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'
15 tell-tale signs you’ll never quite master German
7 American habits that make Germans very, very uncomfortable
Story of a fugitive cow who outwitted police for weeks before capture
Eleven famous Germans with surnames that'll make your sides split
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd