I met 18-year-old Luke Worral during Fashion Week at a deserted, grungy Lower East Side bar in New York. He’d just come from a Marc Jacobs party, and was decked out in a new Philip Lim jacket that he’d bought in Soho that afternoon.
When he got ID’d at the door, he coolly told the bouncers that he was old enough to be in a bar. He’s so beautiful and charming that they let him right in.
(Photo of Luke with designer Candace Ang and make-up artist Lisa Aharon)
The next week, I started to see him everywhere.
Luke has only been modeling for a few months but he has booked some amazing jobs and created quite a stir, including being Dazed’s new muse. Looks aside, the most impressive thing about Luke is the fact that he is a sweetheart with lovely British manners.
His world has changed quickly, but he’s just taking it all in stride.
Q: Tell me the story of how you were discovered.
A: I was coming back from the skate park with my friends in Camden when my agent stopped me and asked me if I was interested in modeling. And the rest is history.
Q: What campaigns have you done?
A: Marc by Marc Jacobs Juicy Courture, Custo Barcelona, the Dazed and Confused cover twice, W magazine with Hilary Swank, and French Vogue, among others.
Q: Who are your favorite photographers and designers you’ve worked with?
A: Jurgen Teller, Panos, Nicola. Mariano, Marc Jacobs I’m lucky to have worked with some cool people, I really love everyone I’ve worked with.
Q: Tell me a little bit about what you were planning to do for a career before modeling found you?
A: I used to be a punk rocker, and I was training to be an electrician.
Q: Who are your favorite models?
A: I love all the girls…
Q: What’s the most extravagant item you’ve bought since your career took off?
A: I like buying parts for my BMX bike and I help my family as much as I can, but I’m really into saving money and hopefully I will do something good with it.
Q: What has been the biggest change in your life?
A: Modeling has meant a ton of travel and meeting a lot of wonderful people.
Q: How do you feel about being called ‘the boy Agyness’?
A: The last time I checked I was called LUKE WORRALL!!!!!!!!!!!
Luke is represented by D1 Models in London (www.d1models.com). Photos courtesy of D1 and the Fashion Spot forums.