If one boy dominated the runways this season it was Clement Chabernaud. With his impressive streak of shows and his face gracing the Meisel-helmed campaign for Roberto Cavalli, Clement was the boy to beat in Paris and Milan. Clement’s austere good looks and refinement have made him a coveted commodity, but what does a boy in demand do on his days off? MDC checks in with the man himself to shed some light on his mysterious persona.
MDC: Where are you from originally?
CC: Parisian/ Cantalian (from Cantal, France) with some Italian roots
MDC: How did you get your start in modeling?
CC: Some people stopped me in the street and then I came to Success kids, at 16 I moved up to the men’s board.
MDC: What do you do during your off time? (any hobbies, sports, activities etc?)
CC: I like to study, listen to music and go to concert. Also sports like skying, biking, badminton and rugby. I also like doing nothing sometimes.
MDC: What do you think of the men’s shows this season?
CC: The look was very specific – colorful, nice shapes and innovative materials. Very nice!
MDC: Which show has been your favorite to walk in thus far?
CC: I can’t answer that question, most of them.
MDC: What was it like working with Steven Meisel for your new Cavalli ads?
CC: A lot of emotion, a little bit of pressure. Well orchestrated.
MDC: What would you consider some high points of your career thus far?
CC: Meeting Raf Simons and the Jil Sander crew, Maida, Rami, the shows and of course the Cavalli campaign.
MDC: What do you wear when you are relaxing?
CC: Casual clothesÂ though not necessarily designer.
MDC: When you need to dress up?
CC: I wear the clothes I get from the jobs I’ve done mainly.
MDC: Where do you live when you’re not working and why do you choose that city?
CC: Paris, because my parents and my beautiful girlfriend are here in Paris
MDC: A big trip you want to take and why?
CC: That is a hard questions, I have many ideas because I want to travel a lot.
MDC: If you weren’t a model you would be a………..
CC: I would be definitely doing manual labor, and giving something back to society.
MDC: Favorite book or books?
CC: Les fourmis de Werber, The Perfume of Patrick Suskind , French literature, 93 Victor Hugo. Paulo Cuelho the Alchemist, Portobello’s Witch , Message des Hommes, Marlow Morgan, everything that I’ve read so far and the ones I’ve forgotten already.