If ever gods walked amongst men, if ever Michelangelo was to return from the dead, then certainly the gods would take in their likeness, undoubtedly the artistic maestro would sculpt the statue of David in accordance with their form. No! We are not talking about Brad Pitt and Chris Hemsworth. We refer to the favoured sons of the fashion fraternity, the modelling twins Travis and Troy Cannata.
Chief among ten thousand, Travis and Troy are high on our founder’s most notable male models list, (and not without reason) and today The Luxury Lifestyle Guide wishes the young men a birthday as distinguished as they are as they celebrate 21 years as gods among men.
Travis reached his loftiest modelling milestone yet this year when he was chosen by Nicola Formichetti to star in the phallocentric fashion film for Thierry Mugler Men S/S Collection 2012 and featured as its face. Oh! What a hot mess Travis made of us all in Brothers of Arcadia, muscle-bound, tresses et al!
Of themselves and modelling, the brothers have said:
“It’s the experience… we want to see new things, meet new people… we love all of it, running from place to place, in a rush… it’s an experience, you get to meet great people and see different countries… the judgment is hard, the expect more…”
Troy was profiled in an intimate polaroid series by photographer Jeremy Kost in 2010 – and that was no small matter. Recently, Troy was amongst the faces the interpreted Italian men’s fashion culture in a photographic exhibition titled “Men in Italy, being photographed by Taghi Naderzad. And we make not mention of his being chosen for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 lookbook. This boy is on a trajectory and who can stop him!
And for those of you who are as bamboozled by twins as we are, our founder has a little secret he uses to discern which twin is which. He claims that he can tell Troy from Travis and vice versa by the difference in their temperance. Says :
“Where Travis is brooding and melancholy, Troy is more gay and whimsical. For me, this is most fascinating to see between identical twins. It confirms to me that, indeed, we are all uniquely and fearfully and wonderfully made.”
HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY, TRAVIS AND TROY!
Live the life.
Le Marquis des Excellences
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