Today brings two profiles of Israeli fashion designer Yigal Azrouël, both focusing on how handsome and heterosexual he is. Sorry, but we're just not buying it.
Oh, Azrouël is very attractive, we're not disputing that, but we just aren't so sure that he's straight. Sure, it's reinforcing negative stereotypes that all male fashion designers are gay, but if he's so hot to trot, then where are all the ladies who are sleeping with him? Neither the write-up on The Daily Beast nor the profile in Page Six Magazine reveal a single lady who'll cop to dating him.
Azrouël is most famously linked to Katie Lee Joel, the former pianowoman of Billy Joel. However, she only says "Yigal Azrouël is a great friend of mine." There is a name for that, and it's called a beard. Of all the socialites Page Six says he's bagged, only one — Zani Gugelmann — would go on record and says, "Yigal is a dear friend, however I have not dated him." The Beast has several ladies saying he's straight, but none who ever claimed to have gotten undressed for him other than to try on one of his creations.
After all, being straight seems to be doing wonders for business. What does the world need with another queer dress draper? Here is his gimmick and the press has come calling. In his store he flirts with the ladies and gets them to buy his dresses in the hopes that he will take them to bed. Well, good luck with that. You have about as much chance of going for a piggyback ride on the Loch Ness monster.
So, when was the last time that "Fashion's Hottest Playboy" actually scored a piece? So, short of a sex tape or a nice woman who will attest to his prowess on the record, we're not going to believe it. Pictures or it never happened.