And just like that, Jarrod Scott became Australia's latest modelling superstar
Frockwriter must admit, we’ve been a little blindsided by Jarrod Scott.
Although the 24 year-old Melburnian was included in our showlist from the most recent menswear shows in June – as part of a record pack of 14 Australian men on the Spring/Summer 2014 runways – prior to that we had not heard a great deal about him. Even from his Australian agency Priscilla’s. And in spite of the fact that he actually was on the menswear circuit last year, making his international debut with an exclusive booking by Givenchy at the brand’s Fall/Winter 2012/2013 show in Paris in January 2012. Scott followed that appearance up with a cameo in Givenchy’s FW1213 advertising campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Pigott.
Scott only signed with Priscilla’s a year ago.
He was originally scouted while on holiday in the Philippines – not by an Australian agency, but by Canada’s Dulcedo Model Management, which is his ‘mother’ agency.
There is some suggestion that Scott may have been modelling in Australia four-five years ago. Can’t confirm that at this stage. But it is fairly obvious that his international career really only took off last year. Hence models.com – which ranks Scott the world number #21 male model, making him Australia’s highest-ranked male model and the only other Australian currently on MDC’s Top 50 Men list (Andrej Pejic is #45) – only has his work of the past 18 months on its database.
Since that Givenchy debut, Scott, his spectacular physique and signature moustache – which we have to say gives him a little bit of a rough trade/porn star appeal – have literally powered ahead.
This Sean Penn/Joe Dallesandro lookalike has done campaigns for Zara, H&M, Stefanel, Jimmy Choo, Cesare Paciotti and Björn Borg Underwear. According to Priscillas, a Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance campaign is about to be released.
Scott featured on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2013 edition of Vogue Hommes International back in May – fly unbuttoned, to boot. Here is a quick interview he did to promote the issue. He mentions how much bigger he used to be when he was playing rugby – 95 kilos to be precise – and indeed, how much bigger than many other male models he remains today, even though he has lost weight/muscle. Scott tells an amusing anecdote of how he had to wear a “skort” in the first Givenchy show (look #4), because his legs were too big to fit the collection’s trousers. Scott tells the interviewer: “Clients say they like me, but they wouldn’t consider using me for a show because I’m too big”.
In this post, Frockwriter discussed the weight issue faced by Australia’s new male modelling stars, many of whom are coming from sporting backgrounds.
Not only is Scott booking some pretty major campaigns, he is being paired with some high profile leading ladies such as models Karlie Kloss (Stefanel) and Anna Selezneva (Cesare Paciotti). Not to mention Nicole Kidman, his co-star in the Fall/Winter 2013/2014 Jimmy Choo campaign.
And the editorials keep on coming.
Highres images supplied directly to Frockwriter by DSection.