Marilou was photographed exclusively for by Mathieu Rainaud, with styling by Daria Di Gennaro, hair by Jacob Kajrup, makeup by Jennifer Le Corre, & set design by Thomas Lelong. Thanks to Romain.


Marilou Hanriot (@marilou.hanriot)


Ford Models Paris



Place of Origin:
South of France

Ethnic Origin:
100% French


Did you always want to be a model? Tell us about how you were discovered.
I was discovered in a museum in Paris last summer. I was on holiday with my grandmother, haha. I’d never really thought about being a model, I’d just passed my baccalauréat and was going to study at an art school, but I decided to take this incredible opportunity and I started this adventure in September 2022.

Most memorable modeling experience so far?
I think the experience that has made the biggest impression on me so far was shooting for the Saint Laurent Summer 23 campaign because it was one of my first jobs and it was crazy for me to be there. I guess I still don’t realise it.

One song you have on repeat, and why?
I listen to so many different styles of music that it’s hard to answer this question. But I’d say at the moment it’s “Ancora, ancora, ancora” by Mina and Mark Ronson; it was the music from the last Gucci show that I took part in – I find this music very motivating and emotional, and of course it brings back lots of great memories of the show!

What other passions do you have aside from modeling?
I love painting and drawing! I’ve always had a passion for it and I love spending my free time in museums or parks drawing.

What is something you’ve always wanted to do/try?
I don’t know why, but I’ve always dreamt of playing a part in a film. Maybe I’m really bad at acting because I’ve never tried, but it’s a dream I’ve had since I was very little. Probably because I love going to the cinema and I admire actors so much. I’m thinking of starting to do theatre and maybe one day I’ll take the plunge!

What’s one thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
People are always very surprised when I tell them that I cut my hair very short 4 years ago and that it wasn’t at all for modelling.

What change would you like to see in the world?
There are so many things to change in this world…but I think if I had to choose it would be to stop homophobia. It’s a subject that’s changed a lot in recent years but for me there’s still too much injustice and discrimination in the face of it.