The recent influx of teenage models is impossible to ignore. Meet Generation Z: The cool kids born after 1995. These are the teens that are fast becoming names to know—and with good reason. From landing campaigns, to gracing magazine covers, starring in editorial spreads, and dominating social media, these bright young things are only just getting started. Get acquainted with the new class of teenage models.
Kaia and Presley Gerber
Supermodel Cindy Crawford’s children, Kaia and Presley Gerber, have not only inherited their mother’s striking features, but have followed in her fashion forward footsteps, too. At just 14-years-old, Kaia Gerber already has Alexander Wang and Miu Miu campaigns under her belt—not to mention a Vogue Paris cover alongside her famous mother. She also recently landed her first solo cover for the September 2016 issue of Pop magazine. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Presley Gerber walked for Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino, and fronted Calvin Klein’s Fall 2016 ad campaign.
Lucky Blue Smith
With piercing eyes, bleach blond hair, and a memorable name, now 18-year-old Lucky Blue Smith was off to a strong start when he signed with Next Management at the tender age of 12. The son of a former model, Smith fronted campaigns for Tom Ford, Philipp Plein, and most recently Tommy Hilfiger. The blue-eyed teen also walked shows for Balmain, Dsqaured2, and Moschino. His talents don’t stop there—Smith plays the drums in his family band, The Atomics.
Lily-Rose Depp, the 17-year-old daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, burst onto the modeling scene when she was named Chanel’s brand ambassador earlier this year. She quickly landed her first campaign for the label’s pearl eyewear collection, and recently stole the spotlight as the face of its new perfume, No.5 L’Eau. The teen’s mother, Vanessa Paradis, modeled for the storied French maison since 1991, serves as Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, and starred in her own fragrance campaign for Chanel’s Coco perfume.
Jude Law and Sadie Frost’s daughter, Iris Law, made headlines when she landed her first modeling gig for British brand Illustrated People in collaboration with Violetta Kassapi. The 15-year-old model went on to star in Miu Miu’s Resort 2017 lookbook, and recently scored an editorial spread in Teen Vogue.
19-year-old Dylan Brosnan is the son of former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan. The ultra-tall teen already starred in a Burberry ad campaign and walked for Saint Laurent. When he’s not on the runway, he can be found making music for his solo sound project, Raspberry Blonde.
Joining sisters Gigi and Bella on the modeling scene, 17-year-old Anwar Hadid signed with IMG Models and has already landed gigs that include editorial spreads for Paper and Nylon, and also walked for Moschino.
Taking after her older half-sister by way of high cheekbones, sharp features, and blond hair, 18-year-old Lottie Moss is following in the footsteps of her supermodel sibling, Kate Moss. The youngster made her runway debut at the age of 17 at Sonia Rykiel’s Fall 2015 show, and went on to model for a number of editorials. She’s also shared the cover of Vogue Paris with the aforementioned Lucky Blue Smith.
Dylan Jagger Lee
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s son is a one to watch. Dylan Jagger Lee was recently featured in an editorial spread for Nylon, and served as a muse to Saint Laurent’s former creative director, Hedi Slimane—the 19-year-old model starred in a video campaign for the Parisian brand.
Jaden and Willow Smith
The children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have both featured in high profile campaigns. 18-year-old Jaden Smith was named the face of Louis Vuitton womenswear and starred in the storied brand’s Spring 2016 campaign. His younger sister, Willow Smith, was tapped by Karl Lagerfeld and named Chanel’s new brand ambassador in March. The budding model made her debut as the face of the luxury label by starring in Chanel’s Fall 2016 eyewear campaign. She was also featured in a Marc Jacobs campaign and fronted the cover of i-D.
Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham
Undeniably, David and Victoria Beckham’s sons are ones to watch. 17-year-old Brooklyn Beckham followed his mother into the fashion industry by way of modeling, and has already graced the covers of Dazed Korea, L’Uomo Vogue, and Miss Vogue—and his talents don’t stop there. The teen went behind the lens to shoot Burberry’s fragrance campaign, Burberry Brit. Next in line: Romeo Beckham. The 13-year-old made an adorable appearance in Burberry’s Christmas campaign alongside a star-studded cast that included Naomi Campbell and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
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