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BEST of LUXURY

Luxury is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to the luxury lifestyle, we like to think that we know a thing or two.

Best Male Models
Best Male Models

Bastiaan Van Gaalen

Bastiaan Van Gaalen possesses the kind of exotic mysteriousness that only the Dutch are capable of. Represented by DNA Models in New York and other top agencies in Paris, Milan, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen and Hamburg, you'd better believe Van Gaalen, who got his start in 2010 doing editorial gigs for style magazines like GQ and i-D, is booking jobs literally all over the world. This past season, he walked for the likes of Hugo Boss, Moschino, and Ermenegildo Zegna, among several others.

Best Male Models

Benjamin Eidem

This Swede was discovered at the age of 18 while standing outside a restaurant, and while he initially refused the idea, his family eventually convinced him to give modeling a go. With looks that resemble James Dean, the blonde-haired blue-eyed hunk kicked off his career with show for Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Calvin Klein, and his most recent gigs included walking for Perry Ellis, Michael Kors, and Rag & Bone.

Best Male Models

Zhao Lei

Since booking an advertising campaign for Prada in 2010, this Chinese model has been on-the-go appearing in editorials, shows, and countless magazine covers for the top brands. His chiseled features and flawless skin put him in high demand from season to season, as proven by his recent appearances in magazines like Elle Vietnam and Hercules Magazine, a campaign for Hugo Boss Menswear, and runway gigs for Giorgio Armani, Missoni, and Select Men for the F/W 13 shows, to name a few.

Best Male Models

Sean O'Pry

Born and raised in Georgia, you know this Southern gentleman from a number of campaigns and runways. After being scouted from his MySpace photos in 2006, he quickly booked covers with GQ Style, advertising gigs with Armani and Trussardi, and editorials in a number of publications. In 2009, his role as the face of Calvin Klein began and Forbes named him the world's most successful male model. Since extending his talent to the runway in 2011, he's walked for labels like Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy. Most recently, he's walked in shows for Nautica, Banana Republic, and Hermes, and is the face of Bottega Veneta and Zara.

Best Male Models

Janis Ancens

When a newcomer's first season consists of walking a dozen international shows for top fashion labels, you know you've got a star on your hands. That was the case for Janis Ancens, whose modeling career kicked off walking the F/W 2012 shows and has shown no signs of slowing down since. The Latvian model's high-fashion look results in a career that is runway heavy, but a few editorial and advertising gigs on his resume prove his adaptability. Ancens just wrapped up more than 22 international F/W 2013 runway appearances for labels like Burberry, Joseph Abboud, and Kris Van Assche, and you can see him in just-released advertising campaigns for Dior Homme, Belstaff, and Balmain Homme.

Best Male Models

Simone Nobili

How nice would it be if you were just living up your college days, partying at a club in Milan, and someone came up and asked you to be a model? That's exactly what happened for runway favorite Simone Nobili, who decided to put his psychology studies on hold in late 2010 to sign with Independent Model agency. He made his debut at Milan Fashion Week just weeks later when he walked for Alexander McQueen. A slew of editorials, campaigns, and magazine covers followed, but the Italian model definitely found his home on the runway. Most recently he walked for Givenchy, Fendi, Qasimi, Mugler, Enrico, and Calvin Klein for the F/W 13 shows.

Best Male Models

Corey Baptiste

Corey Baptiste is the epitome of All-American, as proven by his recurring roles with brands like Nautica, Ralph Lauren, and DKNY. His dark skin, flawless physique, and intense stare are ideal for both print and runway work, but when he and David Abodji opened and closed Dolce & Gabbana's F/W 12 runway show in Milan, a statement was made about increasing diversity on European runways. Since then he's been in high demand, and his most recent work includes walking in the F/W 13 shows, as well as some advertisements for H&M, INC, and Michael Kors.

Best Male Models

Yannick Abrath

Yannick Abrath hit it big when he first stepped onto the scene? but I guess that's just what happens when you're Raf Simons' muse. The luxury designer discovered him in 2009 and booked him exclusively for multiple seasons thereafter. The Belgian model is known for his mysteriously large eyes and stern expression, and was recently sought out for an astounding 36 F/W 2013 runway shows. There is clearly still a special spot for Abrath in Raf Simons' heart, as he was featured in the designer's latest campaign for Fred Perry, but the model has also caught the eyes of Salvatore Ferragamo, Lacoste, and Dries Van Noten.

Best Male Models

Arthur Gosse

Chiseled jawbone, thick dark hair, and piercing green eyes? Arthur Gosse has got just what it takes to make it big in the world of male modeling. The Belgian, who has contracts literally all over the world, got his start not just walking? but opening? for Prada's F/W 12 show, and roles with Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, and Galliano Men followed in the same season. With an incredible 46 shows under his belt for F/W 13, we feel safe saying that Arthur Gosse will be around for a while.

Best Male Models

Clement Chabernaud

The French-born model debuted in the Spring 2005 Dior Homme show in Paris, and within months he became a Jil Sander exclusive and the face of the brand for four consecutive seasons. With distinct features like large, sunken eyes and a sharp nose, Chabernaud became instantly recognizable on the runway. Since then, he's walked for top labels in Milan, Paris, and New York, including Hugo Boss, Prada. He was the face of Roberto Cavalli in 2009, and in 2011 he was the face of Prada, Jil Sander for Uniqlo, and Salvatore Ferragamo. His unique look has resulted in a runway-heavy career, rather than advertising, as proven by the 30 shows he walked in for F/W 13 for brands like Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger and Gucci.