Choosing models is a major aspect of putting together shows and lookbooks, but some of the most well-respected designers of this generation could probably save a lot of time and money by using a simple trick: modeling for their brands themselves!
For your viewing pleasure, we compiled a list of the famous designers who would be most likely to walk the runway. Take a look below!
1. Raf Simons
Recently given both the Best Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year awards at the CFDA ceremony, it’s fair to say that Calvin Klein designer Raf Simons is one of the most respected designers in the world for his keen eye and artistic ability. But, he’s also really handsome. He probably deserves a bit more credit for that. Here you can see Raf’s boyish good looks on full display. Maybe he deserves an award for that too? .
2. Jerry Lorenzo
Jerry Lorenzo isn't quite a household name. But, we bet you’re more familiar with his designs than you’d think. Jerry is the creative director behind Fear of God, the high-end streetwear brand frequently worn by artists like Rihanna, Kanye West, and Justin Bieber. Jerry was actually the inspiration for this article, because, well, look at him! Although the stars look great in FoG, no one can pull it off quite like Jerry.
3. Thom Browne
Another CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, Thom Browne is perhaps best known for his popularization of the cropped-suits-and-no-socks look. Now, we laud cropped pants on men everywhere, but the style still looks the best on the OG. Aside from his imprint on formal wear, Thom has dressed big names such as Michelle Obama, who wore his designs at her husband's second inauguration.
4. Marc Jacobs
Marc is world-renowned for both his eponymous label and his 17-year stint as creative director of Louis Vuitton. But, when Time Magazine ranked him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010, they failed to give proper credit to his looks. So, we’ll go ahead and do that. Good job, Marc!
5. Nicolas Ghesquiére
Nicolas is a powerful figure in the fashion world. Formerly the creative director of Balenciaga, Nicolas is just as beautiful as the clothing he makes. He succeeded Marc Jacobs as creative director of Louis Vuitton, but that’s not the only thing they have in common. Psst: the other thing is that they both have model good looks!
6. Tom Ford
Tom Ford was the creative director of Gucci from 1990 until 2004, held the same position at Yves Saint Laurent from 1999 until 2004, and then created his equally well-regarded label, Tom Ford. During his tenure as creative director at his current label, he simultaneously directed two films, which were both nominated for Academy Awards. As impressive as all of these accomplishments are, Tom's most jaw-dropping asset may be his looks. Now in his 50s, the creative force somehow manages to maintain his perenially fresh and well-rested look while making incredible strides in fashion and film.
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