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Talking Heads – Ibrahima Diaw

Shot by Pierre-Emmanuel Testard – Fashion Editor Louis Portejoie – Model Ibrahima Diaw at M Management Models – Hair by Kevin Roux – Make up Thierry Do Nascimento // Bandana and Jacket Phipps – Polo De Fursac – Necklace Givenchy

What was your very first job as a model? What were your feelings towards it?
My first job as a model was related to Maison Valentino’s SS20 fashion show. I’m very honored and glad to have debuted in my first walking show being selected by this huge fashion brand.
Do you like your name? Is it linked to a particular person before you or does it have another origin?
For sure! I was named Ibrahima after my grandfather, my mum’s dad.
A smell that reminds you of home.
I’d say Thiouraye, it means “incense” in senegalese language.
What’s your recurring dream?
I don’t have recurring dreams.
If you had to decide, would you choose to change your past or control your future?
Definitely to control my future.
Is there a movie, or a book, that marked your life in some way?
«Le ballon d’or» It is a movie that depicts the story of a little man in Guinea. He is a gifted footballer who becomes a great player in European championships. I’m captured by his humility and talent.


Gilet Hermès – Shirt Xuly Bët – Tie Charvet – Shorts Phipps – Socks Falke – Shoes J.M. Weston – Belt D’Heygere // Shirt and Tie Charvet – Jacker Lourdes – Trousers De Fursac – Gloves Agnelle

Right now, what point in your career do you think you’ve reached?
As things progress, I’m gaining self-confidence and I see that it’s very beneficial to me for performing at castings, shootings and modelling.
Do you have a secret diary where you put down your thoughts?
No, my thoughts stay in their comfort zone: my head.
Who’s the first person you call when you get good or bad news?
It depends on the type of good news. It can be my mum or other persons of my family. In case of bad news, generally I prefer to keep them for myself.
Would you ever go bungee jumping?
Of course! I’m a thrill seeker.
Do you like gardening? Are you any good at it?
No, I don’t. I’m not keen on gardening, actually I never had the opportunity to experiment it.


Bandana and Jacket Phipps – Polo De Fursac – Necklace Givenchy // Jacket Maison Kitsuné – Polo De Fursac – Tie Byredo – Bag Rimowa – Shorts Jeanne Friot – Socks Falke – Shoes J.M. Weston

Are you superstitious? Do you have any rituals before a fashion show?
Not at all.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Scoring a goal in the last minutes of a football game would give me the best emotion.
Are you a messy or super organised guy?
I’m rather organised.
Tell me the happiest memory from your childhood.
It’s hard to choose but I think that one of my happiest memory is when I won Anelka’s France team jersey. It was the reward of being voted the best player in a football tournament.
If you found Aladdin’s lamp, what would you ask for?
I would ask for a world of happiness and peace.


Shirt and Necklace MM6 – Shirt Lazoschmidl – Trousers Botter – Gold Necklace Givenchy – Belt Charvet // Jacket MM6 – Shirt Xuly Bët