The hair – sunstreaked gold and forever falling across his eyes, just so. The pout – it’s notorious. And that jaw – we didn’t know they made ’em like that anymore. Tattooed, tanned, with a résumé beyond his years – he’s walked for Tom Ford, Calvin Klein and Versace, and has been lensed by such greats as Steven Klein, Mario Testino and Inez and Vindooh.
“First impressions are worth a second chance … The best advice I was ever given was be yourself.”
“My friends would describe me as addictive, lover, energetic, legend … I wish I’d invented a hangover cure.”
“My idea of happiness is chilling with my family and friends. I couldn’t live without my support team.”
This one’s Byron Bay born, “I was raised on the east coast of Australia until I was 15. Then I moved to Bondi, Sydney. I was spotted at a surf shop I worked at while I was 13 and two weeks later at a shopping centre.” He’s had stints in Tokyo, and when not on the road he’s at home in New York in the company of his 32 plants. His friends call him addictive, and can you blame them? Smoke and lightning – Jordan Barrett is all about the here and now.
“My imagination is more than you could handle in 25 words or less.”
PHOTOGRAPHY Max Papendieck
FASHION Melissa Levy
MODEL Jordan Barrett @ IMG
GROOMING Fernando Torrent @ L’Atelier NYC
MAKEUP Sophie Haig using Tom Ford
PRODUCTION Hannah Huffman
RETOUCHING Vianca Maldonado
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT Keith Macdonald
STYLIST’S ASSISTANTS Raymond Gee, Alexa Levine and Christopher Kim