Teenage models from Eton and Brixton - Thu 26th Jul

Thumbnail - Click for a larger version

Teenage models from Eton and Brixton
26 July 2001

Teenage models from Eton and Brixton took to the catwalks of Paris this week for the Dior Homme Collection. Hilary Alexander, The Daily Telegraph's fashion editor, reports Eton met Brixton on the catwalks of the Paris menswear collection this week as French designer Hedi Slimane unveiled his new collection for Dior Homme.

Among the models showing off the clothes was Eton schoolboy Isaac Ferry, 16, the middle son of Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry. The teenager was making his catwalk debut in a sharply tailored suit by Slimane. His mother Lucy was in the crowd watching.
In total contrast, Ferry junior was joined on the catwalk by a 16-year-old labourer from Brixton, south London. Jacey Elthalion, who left school with no GCSEs and started working on building sites aged 11, modelled a Samurai-style outfit in blue and black.
The show, which was held in an old covered market in the Marais district of Paris, was attended by the big names of international fashion, most of them wearing black.
Designer Slimane is one of the hottest designers since John Galliano and Alexander McQueen. He designed Brad Pitt's wedding tuxedo and the silver suit Bryan Ferry is currently wearing on his British tour.
Forty models, mostly teenagers, marched down a stark white catwalk, in Slimane's radical suits for spring/summer 2002: sleeveless jackets over bare-chests, 'Dracula' coats reaching to mid-calf, V-neck tunics with eauletter shoulders and sashed kimonos, all worn with skinny, low-slung drainpipe trousers, bunched up over ankle boots.
The collection showed a swathe of influences from samurai, biker and rockstar to Goth and heavy metal fan.
26th july 2001
Daily Telegraph

Previous Article | Next Article