Genius Givenchy (Updated!)

June 26th, 2009 Posted by Betty comments (31)

Kudos to Givenchy for always introducing fantastic faces. Red Model Management lands 4 brand new models in S/S10, all walking exclusively in Paris. Jamil (the show opener), Henry Watkins, Abiah and Junior join the always captivating Dominique Hollington, now in his 3rd season for the brand. Request Model Management NY‘s Keith H and Edward joins Givenchy campaign face Manuel Ramos. CLICK debuts Emil (the show closer), Ryan Rocke and Jonathan Marquez. Their unique and stunning looks perfectly fit the boldly vibrant homage to the 90’s, Michael Jackson and Axl Rose.

Jamil R/Red opens the show

Former MOTW Henry Watkins.

Abiah Hostvedt/Red



Dominique Hollington


Keith H/Request




Manuel Ramos




Ryan Rocke/Click


Jonathan Marquez/Click

All Images courtesy of Red, Request and Click.

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  1. raie says:

    keith is hot ^^

  2. Vinciano says:

    Henry is on fire. He was a CK exclusive in Milan I believe.

  3. Betty says:

    Yes, I believe he was.


  4. debby says:

    WOW Dominique looks hot now
    Manuel’s body is sexy

  5. Idan says:

    OMG! yes Givenchy is Genius! LOVE IT!

  6. Kukuki says:

    I am not so sure whether I can elaborate as eloquently but I really think that the male modeling industry must have been one of the toughest long shot for any newcomers. These are definitely some interesting new faces and gladly the fashion industry welcomes them. But what happened to the rest, I wonder? I haven’t yet seen any repeat stellar performances. What I mean is the amount of shuffling in the male model choices for each fashion houses is just too intense and definitely based on careful choices (or perhaps random?). For women models you can see the same top models (mixed with a few new ones) season after season until you know them by their first name. Are the male models really are that expendable? I would like to know how they sustain themselves with fewer annual fashion seasons and campaigns etc. I am reminded of the lyric to the song “Brother, can you spare a dime?”:

    Say, don’t you remember, they called me Al; it was Al all the time.
    Why don’t you remember, I’m your pal? Buddy, can you spare a dime?

    Once in khaki suits, gee we looked swell,
    Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum,
    Half a million boots went slogging through ….,
    And I was the kid with the drum!

    I don’t mean to provoke or anything I really would like to know about the situation for male models.

  7. jo jo says:

    I believe it comes down to there are more Men suited to model then women. So the real question is ” Are there more better looking men then women” Too much to choose from!

  8. jason says:

    What is with Manuel. He is way too tall and way too muscular. Doesn’t look like a runway model.

  9. poo says:

    This is great. Henry Watkins has this genial everyman quality that I love I’m also glad to see Dominique doing well cause he’s a nice guy. There’s something about these models that elevates these clothes too. Check out how gorgeous yet masculine Dominique looks.

  10. k says:

    Great group of guys!

  11. lasher says:

    hummm….nothing special…..I cannot compare this boys with Garreth N. ,AJ or Jamie Jewitt…..sorry but those look like models not theese!

  12. Vinciano says:

    That just really isn’t true of male models. There are plenty of guys repeating for the same designers over and over again. I think not enough people keep up with male models enough to notice is the thing.

    One example, Danny is walking his third season and he’s walked Dolce and Bottega all three. His first season wasn’t he didn’t walk a lot of shows, but he’s repeated most of the ones from his second season again this season.

    Calvin Klein is the arguably the biggest star maker on the mens side and it regularly repeats.

  13. babs says:

    Edward reminds me of Barack Obama!

  14. babs says:

    wait no!! I meant Keith. Sorry about that.

  15. M says:

    where are the white boys?

    dont like this lineup at all.

  16. M says:

    ps- manuel is wayyyy to big. stick to fitness.

  17. The Black says:

    Beauitful men of color 🙂

  18. Afrika says:

    I love that he uses a lot of ethnic models.

  19. Jen says:

    Edward has a strong handsome face. Looks great.

  20. pony ryder says:

    Henry Watkins is goregous!!!

  21. brucegisele says:



  22. Doll looks says:

    Keith H is gorgeous wow,,,he will be an ever lasting face in modeling for sure.
    why is it when you have men of color in a show all of a sudden people have to say the show is not great or they dont look like models? Get over it. Well if Manny is too big, the designer Ricardo picked him for a reason, and he got the campaign!!!! He didnt have to get naked or compromised his intigrity like some agents make models do. These models in the show invest time and money as much as there white counterparts. its a consumer choice and people have to sell.

  23. luna says:

    Not a classically handsome one among them IMHO.

  24. Felicia says:

    I love all the models. Where are the white guys? Who cares! It’s about time we see some color on the skin of the models instead of on the fabric. Manual is not too muscular. He’s just right!!!! We need to mix it up some on the runway. Skinny guys AND girls…. No thank you.

  25. lunar says:

    whats the point posting some and not the others…

  26. lunar says:

    felicia you just sound racist against “white guys” as you have typed. why be like that?
    there where some fair skinned guys but have not put all the pictures up.
    i have no idea why.

  27. Stam says:


    Like there aren’t any white boys modeling. I am white and hope the Givenchy sticks with this. I always like their castings and prefer darker male models. Manuel is kind of big, but great and masculine. Henry Watkins is gorgeous.

    These are far more interesting than the skinny, boring, forgettable lilly white face. Sorry.

  28. M says:

    everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

    I stated mine. You stated yours.

    That doesn’t make yours any more superior than mine.

    To you these guys may be far more interesting, but to me, they don’t even compare. Sorry.

  29. Danz says:

    What I don’t understand is why there always has to be a choice between extremes when it comes to models. They either have to be skinny or muscular (curvy for the girls), or they’re either white or “ethnic”. I see absolutely no problem with models with different body types and complexions modelling together on one runway. Everyone has their own ideas of what the ‘ideal’ is, so why not try to include as many as possible?

  30. Hmmm says:

    The white boys are on every other page of the site. I have no clue why they didn’t include the other models–because in all actuality I believe highlighting models of color as “ethnic models” is counteractive in the attempt to make the hiring of these models a more normative reality. The truth of the matter is “ethnic models” are always labeled with their background first and foremost and white models are just “models”; it has become a given that white models should ALWAYS be in a high end show and that darker pigmented models should be token.

  31. abernathy says:

    this is not runway material

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