Global popstar Zayn Malik is set to front the September issue of celebrated fashion publication Elle Magazine, as one of its rare male cover models, LUXE Models has found.
Male models life
If you become a male model, you could get the opportunity to work on exciting campaigns, meet really creative people and maybe even travel the world. If you become famous enough, you might even get the chance to front some of the most famous fashion magazine in the world, such as Vogue or Elle.
Let’s look at Elle Magazine. Founded in France in 1945, Elle is now published around the world. Some of the biggest names in female modelling have appeared on the cover of an Elle publication, from Kate Moss to Jourdan Dunn. But the brand doesn’t often feature men on its covers – the last man to front Elle solo was David Beckham in 2012.
Zayn’s new gig
However, Digital Spy writes that Zayn Malik is now set to follow in David’s footsteps. He will appear on one of the five special covers for the September 2016 issue of Elle, which can be pre-ordered online now and will appear on newsstands on 3rd August 2016.
Zayn Malik didn’t start out wanting to become a male mode. He rose to fame as one fifth of the world-famous boyband One Direction after entering the X-Factor as a solo artist. Zayn decided to leave the band in 2015 and has since established a very successful solo career, with his debut single ‘Pillow Talk’ topping charts around the world. With this latest news, it now looks as though he’s dipping his toes into the world of male modelling and we’re sure he’ll do very well!
September is usually the biggest month of the year for fashion, especially for Vogue. According to Who What Wear, September issues have grown more powerful over the years, “partly because of the PR boost they got from R.J Cutler’s 2009 Documentary.” The documentary followed Vogue editor Anna Wintour and her team as they put together the Vogue September 2007 issue. These days, the top fashion publications pull out all the stops to make sure they release the best September issue.
Elle has really gone all out this year. As well as Zayn, its other September issue covers will feature Kristen Stewart, Amandla Stenberg and Hari Nef respectively. The fifth cover will feature specially commissioned, limited edition art design by Claire Barratt from Hawthorne & Heaney.