Androgynous modeling has become a popular concept, and one of the most wonderful things about this concept is having two models in one and for the price of one. Until recently, the market for androgynous models was larger in Europe than in America. But there is a paradigm shift, more people, organizations, and agencies are demanding more androgynous models, especially in New York, so the market is growing and so are the models. There are so many of these androgynous beauties out there, ready to decorate the covers of your magazines, catwalks, and others. One of these beauties is Willy Cartier.
Born in France, the model became a popular name in the fashion industry after being featured as the face of Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci’s fall/winter campaign in 2010. This unique appearance opened up countless other opportunities for him to appear in editorial and advertising campaigns for other big names in the fashion industry as well as for other fashion labels.
Willy Cartier Biography
Cartier was born on September 15, 1991, in Paris, France. There is not much about his early life, but some sources say that he first wanted to become an actor and as a result attended the renowned French theater school Cours Florent.
He also attended the Académy International of Danse, where he studied dance, music (classical, contemporary, and jazz), and theater, which later gave him the opportunity to perform in the musical Aïda. His fame exploded in 2010 after he was selected by Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy for his autumn/winter campaign. Willy has a passion for modeling and was involved in it. Before his big breakthrough in 2010, he was in an editorial for the spring issue of Vogue Hommes Japan, he also appeared in the fall issue of WAD magazine, among others for GQ Style Germany.
After the success he had with Riccardo Tisci’s fall/winter campaign, he was sought after by other big names in the industry such as Benetton and Evian for high profile modeling, which made him one of the most sought after models in the fashion/modeling industry. In 2011 he worked for Jean Paul Gaultier on the spring and fall couture catwalks.
In 2012, Willy Cartier graced the editorial pages of several famous fashion magazines such as Carbon Copy (he was later to appear on the cover) Bullett Magazine, Out Magazine, Marie Claire Italy, IO Donna, Lurve Magazine, Numero Hommes, and 1883 Magazine. Willy also modeled for Marithe et Francois Girbaud and Big Star Jeans in their spring advertising campaigns. He has been on the catwalk for Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Public School, and Bespoken, and was also featured in the Givenchy Pre-fall Lookbook.
In addition to his modeling work, Cartier has also played a few roles. He starred in the short film The Legend of Shalimar alongside the Russian model and actress Natalia Vodianova. In 2011 he starred in Wood kid’s cinema video for “Iron”. Willy Cartier enjoys a large fan base on Instagram. The androgynous beauty stands at a height of 6 ft. His hair and eyes are brown.
Who Are The Parents?
Cartier is the son of Leah Cartier and Jack Servoz. He is of Vietnamese, Senegalese, and French descent. His mother is a dancer and his father is a painter. It is not sure if the model is an only child or if he has siblings.
Is Willy Cartier Dating Frank Ocean?
In 2012 there was a rumor that Willy was dating the American singer Frank Ocean. The rumor that the two of them were a couple broke on the Internet after the rapper published some photos of himself and the long-haired model on Instagram, who hung out and meditated together at a GQ party.
He also added another photo of him sitting on a table across the street from Cartier, trying to catch a bite. Willy also posted a photo or two of him and Ocean on Instagram. Many thought that these photos could not just be a coincidence and that there must be more than just a platonic relationship between the two.
Well, the news hasn’t gotten beyond the rumor stage yet, as neither of the two men has confirmed whether they had, have, or will have a date, and until that happens, the speculation will remain just rumors.