In the discussion about diversity in Fashion, you rarely hear male models of color mentioned. It’s as if a black male model presence on the runway is extinct.

Quietly, there is a new crop of stunning male models who are breaking onto the fashion scene yet some are flying under the radar. It’s time we paid attention.

David Agbodji

Age: 23

Nationality: French

Where You’ve Seen Him: Calvin Klein ads (he’s the face), GQ Style, V Magazine, French Vogue, Interview Magazine, V Man Magazine, Tommy Hilfiger Show in New York, Dolce & Gabbana Show in Milan

Thiago Santos

Age: 23

Nationality: Brazilian

Where You’ve Seen Him: Dior Homme (He’s the face), American Eagle Spring 2010 ads, That Magazine, Victoria’s Secret Catalogue, Korean Numero Magazine, Z Zegna and Vivienne Westwood shows in Milan and Paris

Sacha M’Baye

Age: Unknown

Nationality: French-Senegalese

Where You’ve Seen Him: Burberry Spring 2011 ad campaign (first male model of color to appear in a Burberry ad), Esprit Holiday 2010 campaign, Esprit Spring 2011 ad campaign, GQ Style UK Magazine

Wendell Lissimore

Age: 25

Nationality: American

Where You’ve Seen Him: Hermes and Jean Paul Gaultier Shows in Paris, Italian D Magazine with son, Phoenix, Contributing Editor Magazine with girlfriend, Sessilee Lopez, British GQ Style Magazine, Adidas Spring 2008 Ad Campaign, Centric’s Model City

Nate Gill

Age: 21

Nationality: American

Where You’ve Seen Him: Tommy Hilfiger (He’s the Face), Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2011 show, DKNY Fall 2009 ad, Ralph Lauren Rugby Spring 2009 ad

Dominique Hollington

Age: 20

Nationality: American

Where You’ve Seen Him: Givenchy Show in Paris, Puma Spring 2010 ad, Y-3 Fall 2010 show in New York, Gap 2009 ad campaign, Italian GQ Magazine

Corey Baptiste

Age: 19

Nationality: American

Where You’ve Seen Him: Kenzo (He’s the face), Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 show in Milan, Puma Spring 2010 ad campaign, Opened the Z Zegna Fall 2010 show in Milan



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  • Thundercat

    Lovely article. These gentlemen cut a fine figure.