This week, Alex Dunstan from Select Model Management came and charmed us…
How and when did you become a model?
It was at London Bridge when I was 16 or 17 years old. I went to buy some fags when a woman said I was beautiful. I thought it was just a chat up line but then she asked if I considered modelling. She managed to track me down a few months later and signed me.
What were you doing before modelling?
I was at college studying chemistry, biology, physics and psychology. I wanted to do something in bio chemistry/ toxicology. I’ve started going through stuff again in my spare time so I can do a new course to finish my studies.
What do you like to do when you’re not modelling?
Spending time with my girlfriend, doing tae kwon do and hanging out with my friends
What type of music do you like?
Anything to be honest. Into my soul and old stuff, like Eric Clapton.
What’s your favourite film?
True Romance is one of my favourites, it’s absolutely amazing.
What shows did you walk in last season?
Dior, Galliano, Thom Browne…. I did six shows in Milan and six in Paris.
Where has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
I spent a few months in Tokyo which was such a good experience. It was the biggest cultural difference I’ve had. I also liked Stockholm.
What’s your favourite place to hang out in London?
China Town. I like the restaurants which I’ve been going to since I was a kid. I grew up in south London so east Dulwich is also where I like to hang out.
What’s been your favourite fashion moment so far?
The Lanvin Gold fragrance campaign was the biggest job I’ve done. I also love working with James Long – I always wear his clothes, as far as I’m concerned he does the best jackets. The most fun I have ever had was in New York on a shoot with photographer John Tan. It was a little editorial at the back of a bar. There was only three of us: me, him and the stylist. We spent all day drinking Bloody Marys, smoking and shooting. It really was the most fun I’ve had on a shoot.
What would you like to do in the future?
I will do this as long as the work keeps coming in. My aim is to invest some of the money and get a flat or house. I also want to set some other things up so if I do finish doing this I have something to fall back on.
Photographer David Adams Fashion Editor and words Francesca Prudente Photographic assistance Nicolo Terraneo Hair Lotte O’Shea using L’OREAL Make up Bobana Parojcic using M.A.C Model Alex Dunston at SELECT MODEL MANAGEMENT Portrait: black leather jacket ALEX’S OWN by JAMES LONG, patterned shirt by JAMES LONG, navy jumper ALEX’S OWN Three images: patterned shirt by JAMES LONG, navy jumper ALEX’S OWN
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Full Name: Alexander James Dunstan
Birth date: 02.10.91
Ethnic Origin: English
How were you scouted: 1am at the arches under London Bridge
Best feature: My abnormally long toes? Haha i have no idea.
Favourite grooming product: Kiehl’s
Favourite food: Curry
Fitness Regime: Taekwondo…Occasionally Gym….really more of a Montessori approach to things rather than a regime…haha
Favourite Movie: True Romance
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod: Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Guilty Pleasure: Scotch Single Malt Whiskey
Dream country to visit: Polynesia
If you got to relive one day in your modelling career it would be: The day I got my first James Long Leather Jacket…so I could come back with another one!! haha
Who are your idols: I don’t really do that whole thing..but Jason Statham’s (in movie persona at least) is as close as it gets lol
What was the last thing to make you laugh out loud: A Tea Cup with an inbuilt Biscuit Pouch… Genius!
What was the last dream you remember: Running… and getting away
One word to describe yourself: Introspective
London boy Alex Dunstan (Select) was scouted in the summer of 2009 under the arches at London Bridge. Since then he has carved out an impressive portfolio of work shooting numerous top editorials and campaigns.
One of Alex’s first editorials was with the legendary Hedi Slimane for AnOther Man AW09 whilst the same season saw him front his first Topman campaign.
His other editorial credits include Vogue Hommes Japan, Pop, 10 Men, Dazed, Wonderland, GQ Style Italy, Metal, i-D, Zoo, Hero, Numero Homme, FHM Collections, Bon, Neo2, V Spain and many others.
Alex’s campaigns also impress, having fronted Burberry Black (SS10), Lanvin & Neil Barrett (AW10), H&M (AW11) Lanvin Fragrance (AW11/SS12) and Topman (SS12).
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