We all kind of associate the fashion industry with females. When it comes to naming female models we have a list of them but in the case of male models, we could hardly name one or two.
That is because in our society the whole concept of fashion has been stereotyped as ‘women’ but it is not true. Fashion is not just about what you wear but about how you feel and present yourself, it’s a way of self-expression which can be done by anyone regardless of his gender. Therefore there are many male models who have defined fashion in the true sense and won everyone’s heart in the industry. They are not just nice faces and defined bodies, but are multitalented people who redefine the concept of being handsome. So let’s know about these talented souls who made a difference in the fashion industry and made it big.
These are the top 10 male models of all time, who have changed the perception ‘modelling is all about females’
Hu Bing’s career started in the international fashion world in the 1991s when he won the title of Top Chinese Male Model, after that he became the first model to walk on the international runway. He has worked with some of the top brands like Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Valentino. He has also starred in a series called Love Talks.
The face of Dior Homme, Mathias Lauridsen started his career in the industry in 2004. He is known for his unique features, and charming looks. This Danish model has worked with Lacoste, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, Givenchy and many more top brands.
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He is a star in the age of the millennials. This 21-year-old model started his career when he was 10 and got hired by an agency at 12. He has walked in runways for Chanel, Fendi, Jeremy Scott, Tom Ford and has also appeared in ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, Moncler, L’Oreal, and more.
Armando Cabral started his modelling career in 2001. And then in 2006, he was signed by IMG. He has been associated with some of the top fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, Dior Homme, Thierry Mugler, etc. Cabral also has his eponymous footwear brand.
Starting his career in 2004, Jon Kortajarena was mentored by Tom Ford. He has worked with some of the greatest brands in the fashion industry like BottegaVeneta, Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, and Chanel.
This German model is known for its signature sleek, preppy style. He is also a photographer and shoe designer. He has fronted campaigns for DKNY and Mango and has been named ambassador for Royal Salute whisky. Huebl is married to one of the famous American socialites and model Olivia Palermo.
Starting his career in 2006 Sean O’Pry was discovered by Nolé Marin. In 2009 he was ranked as the world’s most successful male model by Forbes. O’Pry has been associated with top brands and has appeared in ads for Giorgio Armani, BottegaVeneta, and has walked runways from Yves Saint Laurent to DSquared2. Aside from walking the runways, he has appeared in music videos such as Madonna’s “Girl Gone Wild” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,”.
The favourite of Chanel, Brad Koenig, was discovered in the industry in 2003 by Karl Lagerfeld. His first ever project was the Fendi shoot after which he became a sensation. Brad’s little boy has also got a lot of fame and has appeared next to Lagerfeld during his runway bows.
The most popular male face in the industry, David Gandy was discovered from a televised model-search competition. He is mostly associated with Dolce and Gabbana and has done numerous campaigns for them. Apart from modelling, he has also contributed as a writer to British Vogue and British GQ.
Tyson Beckford is the most successful male model of this generation. Born in the Bronx, he has his Jamaican, Panamanian, Chinese, and African roots. He has done several ads and campaigns for Herb Ritts, Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein over the years. He has also got a place in People magazine in its 50 Most Beautiful People list.