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Talking Heads – Hugo Gillain

Model Hugo Gillain at Premiere Model Management – Shot by Ana Garcia – Stylist Marco Drammis – Makeup by Philippe Miletto – Hair by Hiroko Matsuo – Fashion Assistant Nathan Fox – Casting Director Isadora Banaudi – Interviewed by Barbara Maestri // Jacket and Accessories Dior Men – Top Vintage Maison Margiela

What was your very first job as a model? What were your feelings towards it?
My first jobs took place during Paris Fashion week in January 2019. I was a model for some great shows, such as Dior Men and Berluti. It was amazing to see inside the fashion world through the lens of this type of work.
Do you like your name? Is it linked to a particular person before you or does it have another origin?
I absolutely love my name! It’s the name my parents gave me. So I’m really proud of it.
A smell that reminds you of home.
I don’t know why, but my grandmother’s perfume makes me happy every time I smell it.
What’s your recurring dream?
I don’t have one, really.
If you had to decide, would you choose to change your past or control your future?
Without a doubt, I wouldn’t change my past nor would I want to control my future. What I find exciting in life is exactly the opposite: I want to be surprised everyday, even by bad things. This is what makes me who I am.


Total Look Gucci // Jacket and Top Raf Simons – Accessories Stylist’s own


Is there a movie, or a book, that marked your life in some way?
Maybe it’s strange, but I’ve watched ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ too many times! I just love the way Jack Sparrow looks, like he doesn’t care about anything and always surprises his friends, or enemies, with incredible things. This is what I want to do.
Right now, what point in your career do you think you’ve reached?
I think that I haven’t reached any point in my career yet. Being a model goes hand in hand with my university studies. I consider it as a job allowing me to help my parents. Obviously, I can’t wait to get more work experience!
Who’s the first person you call when you get good or bad news?
My parents, of course.
Would you ever go bungee jumping?
If I get the chance, why not? Clearly, it’s not in my upcoming plans.
Do you like gardening? Are you any good at it?
I don’t like gardening at all!


Total Look Dries Van Noten // Sweater and Shoes Givenchy – Underwear and Accessories Stylist’s own – Socks Falke


Are you superstitious? Do you have any rituals before a fashion show?
I don’t have any rituals and I’m not really superstitious.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Are you a messy or super organised guy?
I’m so messy! I know it’s awful and it bothers me so much, but I’m stuck with it. One day I’ll change, I made a promise to my parents.
Tell me the happiest memory from your childhood.
I don’t have any particular memory. I just remember some insane laughs and good times with my friends. Thinking about those funny moments still makes me laugh and I don’t even know the reason why.
If you found Aladdin’s lamp, what would you ask for?
It’s not so original, but I’d wish that all the problems in the world would just disappear. Unfortunately, I don’t even think Aladdin’s lamp could make such a wish come true.


Jacket and Top Raf Simons – Socks Falke – Shoes Birkenstock – Accessories Stylist’s own // Top Mans – Trousers Fendi