Model Behaviour: Three Top Models On The Books At MN2S
If you’re looking to book a celebrity guest to appear at an event with its fair share of fashion lovers, you could do much worse than to book a model. Although they are better known for how they look than what they say, many models have plenty to say about the perils and pitfalls of the fashion industry, can tell insider stories from behind the scenes and have been on the front line of fashion for many years.
Top models will have an unbeatable level of expertise and access to fashion designers and a unique insight into the trends and fads which have occurred during their time as part of the industry.
Check out three of the top models on the books here at MN2S talent management agency below:
One of the UK’s biggest male models and one who’s made a splash around the world too, David Gandy has been on the scene for more than a decade, so he’s seen more than his fair share of trends come and go.
One of the most important for him personally is the move away from skinny, androgynous male models and towards bigger, more muscular and traditionally masculine men which occurred in the early 00’s. It was a change spearheaded by Dolce & Gabbana when they first hired Gandy, a collaboration which helped propel David into the spotlight.
Having worked alongside the Italian fashion house for almost his entire career, Gancy has some fantastic insights into the way these iconic designers operate. He’s also become a journalist in recent years, writing about men’s fashion for big publications including Vogue and The Telegraph.
His varied career provides excellent material for an interesting after dinner speaking slot, and his engaging personality will ‘click’ with any audience.
One of the faces that defined a generation, Lily Cole was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of British Vogue. Aged just 16, she was walking the runways for some of the biggest names in the international fashion industry, and was named Model of the Year in 2004.
She’s far from being just a pretty face, however, and graduated in 2011 from the University of Cambridge with a double first in History of Art. Since then she has continued to pursue a career in modelling, taking part in campaigns for Chanel, Hermes and The Body Shop, as well as launching her own social enterprise.
Cole began acting in 2007 when she appeared in the comedy St Trinian’s, making her on-screen debut alongside such legends as Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. She has appeared in several blockbuster movies since then, as well as taking on smaller, more independent films.
Her varied experience at such a young age and in particular the impressive task of juggling a Cambridge degree with her other commitments make her a great role model and a fantastic public speaker.
One of the biggest names of her generation, Jodie Kidd too began modelling at a young age. She was just 16 when she was spotted on a beach in Barbados by the photographer Terry O’Neil, and began working in the fashion industry shortly thereafter.
Kidd was for some time at the centre of the furore over underweight models, with a BMI at one time of just 13.6 – far lower than is usually considered healthy. Those who employed her were accused of encouraging young girls to mimic her extremely slender figure, and Kidd took an 8 month break from modelling in response to the public outcry.
The controversy did not put a damper on Kidd’s career, and she went on to model for Chloe, Yves Saint Laurent and Lagerfeld, amongst many others. Her experience with this side of the industry makes her a great insider to hire for any event with fashion-buffs in attendance, and her relaxed attitude makes her a likeable celebrity to invite to your event.
Hire a model
David Gandy, Jodie Kidd and Lily Cole are all available to book to attend your next event via MN2S talent agents. If you’re interested in getting some insider gossip from some of the leading names in the fashion industry, get in touch to find out more about booking any of the models on the talent roster.