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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

Dmitriy Tanner

This top male model was born in Russia but bred in the States? but aside from his washboard abs, chiseled features and piercing blue eyes, what really makes this stunner stand out from the rest is that he is an active-duty Marine based at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. Scouted while off-duty at a shopping mall in December 2010, he was quickly signed and immediately booked for Givenchy's Fall 2011 show in Paris. But when Calvin Klein decided that Tanner's rough-around-the edges look was exactly what it wanted for its ad campaign in Fall 2011, (and each of its runway shows since) Dmitriy's modeling career was catapulted. Though he still considers it a side gig next to his duty as a Marine, the two-time Calvin Klein exclusive has also recently worked with Versace, Diesel, and Dsquared2.

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

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

Adonis Bosso

Edgy is one word that has been used to describe Adonis Bosso. Thankfully, Bosso is so much more than that. Eschewing the typical male model stereotype, Bosso has used his presence on fashion's main stages to promote diversity in the industry. Though he is known for his septum piercing, his popularity has spread due to his blog-friendly street style. In addition to walking for fashion houses such as Hood by Air and Gucci, Bosso works with his family to help special needs children.

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.

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

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

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

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

David Agbodji

Known for his chiseled body and plump lips, the Paris-born beauty was signed in New York in 2008, and now resides there. In his first runway experience, he debuted, opened, and closed for Calvin Klein's F/W show in Milan, and shortly thereafter he received attention when Models.com featured him in a story about Milan Fashion Week's increased diversity on the runways.