Wed 20 March 2013
Name: James Gatenby
Agency: Priscilla’s Australia – 2morrow Milan – Bananas Paris – FM London – Soul Artist New York
Place of birth: Sydney, Australia
Star sign: Aries
Where are you now as you write this: My apartment in Paris
How did you get started in modelling:
I just happened to go to a new hair stylist, Stephen Foyle, who works for GQ Australia. He was surprised that I wasn’t a model and set up an interview for me at Priscilla’s (my local agency).
Most memorable job:
Shooting for the Front Row Suit with Byron Spencer in Sydney. It was a coastal shoot that happened to be on the stormiest day I have ever seen. You could jump in the air the force of the wind would push you back about a metre. In the end it was probably one of the most fun times I’ve had on a shoot.
Biggest achievement to date:
Opening exclusively for the Louis Vuitton men’s show. They flew me to Paris and put me up in a really nice apartment. I got to wander around one of the most beautiful cities in the world before doing an amazing show with a fantastic team of people.
If you weren’t modelling, what would you be doing:
Studying biochemisty at university, I’d like to be involved in medical research one day.
The latest edition to your wardrobe: A Burberry shirt
We will never see you wearing: Ugg Boots
The most treasured item in your wardrobe: My dad’s old leather jacket
Signature scent: Prada Infusion d’homme
Signature drink: Gin & Tonic
Fav film: The Prestige
Currently listening to: Flume
Fav holiday destination: The Gold Coast
Something people don’t know about you:
I enjoy a lot of kids movies, not because I’m immature but because sometimes it’s nice to escape into less complicated worlds than the one we live in.