Paris Men’s Fashion Week FW18 just wrapped up, and we loved the way “Dior Homme” ended things. Although we were completely blown away by the glamor and high-couture fashion, and we literally couldn’t ask for more – we did get more! We got what we hoped to get ever since major reunions on the runway became a thing. Best male models of the 90s – don’t ask whether we approve or not; Mama likes it!
What “Versace” did with the unforgettable female models of the 90s in Milan, “Dior” did the same with male models in Paris. This time, Kris Van Assche, creative director for Dior menswear, took things into his own hands. He brought out the boys and he brought them home. Cameron Albrozian, Mark Vadnerloo, Arnaud Lemaire, Alain Gossuin and James Rousseau, the boys who were featured in every campaign and were a part of every menswear catwalk in the 90s ruled the runway once again in 2018. Wow, what a time to be alive! Let’s take a walk back in past, and drool over this guys once again.
Cameron Alborizan started his modeling career walking for Jean-Paul Gaultier, just at the same place where he amazed the world once again after all these years – Paris. He was one of the biggest names in the 90s; he walked the walk and ran the runways. What a major underestimation; Cameron Alborizan did not run the runways; he made the runways his bi*ches! He worked with Guess, Levi’s, Versace etc. His sexiness did not go unnoticed; you may recognize this guy from Madonna’s Express Yourself music video. Oh, and he did that thing with Kate Moss where he appeared in the music video for Elton John’s Something About the Way You Look Tonight. After retiring from modeling in 1998 when he visited Mandela in South Africa alongside Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, Alborizan dedicated his time to yoga. Today, he is a yoga teacher and ayurvedic doctor.
It seems that Mark Vanderloo ages like wine; the older- the better! It was ages ago when he worked with Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Valentino and Armani. The Dutch cookie, so-called Mark Vandeloo, can still heat up the temperature wherever he appears.
James Rousseau wouldn’t be a model if the cards didn’t play out right. And we are so happy they did. When he was just 17 years old, Rousseau signed with Select Model Management. Although he thought this would take his career to the next level, it was actually his meeting with Steven Meisel that led him to work with Burberry, Paul Smith and Brunello Cucinelli. You gotta hand it to him; he still has IT!
Alain Gossuin always felt that passion for fashion running through his veins. He knew that life would take him to the right path; the path many fashion lovers would like to have walked – the runway! Gossuin’s modeling career started when he first signed with Elite. But that’s not where he put stop to things. He went for his degree from the prestigious l’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. If you did not understand a word I am saying, here’s what I was trying to explain – he studied styling at one of the best fashion schools in Paris.
Arnaud Lemaire’s attractive psyche was first noticed by the Success Models agency. While he was studying film directing in New York, faith took its course. He shook the modeling work when he first appeared on the runways, and today, he shakes the TV screens; Arnaud Lemaire is a proud television presenter.