Julian The Argentinian Dream

11 February 2014

Julian de Gainza at Supa Model Management is one of the politest boys we have come across in a while. As he breezed into the Boys by Girls office, dressed impeccably in a smart leather jacket and jeans, for a chat about how the modeling world has been treating him. We were totally wowed by his gorgeous smile and softly spoken Argentinean accent.

In his first year of modelling Julian has been keeping himself busy with a string of impressive catwalks. We're talking Fendi, J.W Anderson, Paul Smith, Lavin, Dior Homme, Jil Sander and Burberry. And that is just naming a few. We are impressed, and look forward to following what else he will be up to. For now we share how he finds the world of modelling and what he misses about Argentina.

How did you get into modeling Julian?
I met a guy in Argentina last December, and I was studying architecture at the time. I'd never thought about modeling, but I met this guy who worked at the best agency in Argentina and he told me to come into the agency the next day. So I went in, they took my Polaroid and sent it to Paris who liked it! They wanted me to go to Paris in January for fashion week and I thought why not? So in January I went to Paris, did some castings and booked some shows.

Polaroid by Cecilie Harris. with special thanks to the Impossible Project.

What designers did you walk for?
I did some amazing shows; Prada, Lavin, Dior, Jil Sander and Dries Van Noten.

What’s been your favourite thing you’ve done so far?
My favourite catwalk show I did was Prada. It was just super cool. I also I went to China with Dior, that was amazing. I knew all the guys, so that was very fun.

Where is the best place you’ve been traveling with modeling?
I’ve got to come here to London, and now I live in Paris and that for me is super cool. I love Paris; it’s such a beautiful city. I’ve got to go to Milan and Beijing as well, but I didn’t like that so much.

Really, why?
It’s not a very beautiful city, but there is still some interesting things there.

Outside of modeling, what do you like to do?
I like to go out with my friends, and I really like to read. I read political stuff, and I also study theatre in Paris.

Is there anything you miss about Argentina?
My friends, my family, the food, the weather, here it's so shit! I love London and Paris but the weather is so bad. I was spoilt by the weather in Argentina!

We are sorry that we cant make the sun shine here for you in London, but it was lovely chatting to you Julian!


Words by Cleo Glover.

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