The Brant Boys
As the progeny of art-collecting mogul Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, Peter II (far left) and Harry (near left) Brant know a thing or two about striking a pose. With faces Agnolo Bronzino might have painted and a predilection for couture, the 18th century, and costume balls, the Brants are New York’s latest society It boys—and perhaps the only teen sibs with a joint Twitter account to chronicle their fabulous life. (“I will win best mask!” Harry wrote this past April prior to the Save Venice Ball. “After all, I’m wearing a swan on my head; if that doesn’t say ‘look at me,’ then I don’t know what does!”) At 15, Peter recalls, he got it into his head that ties were boring, so “I refused to wear them, opting instead for a scarf or a cravat.” Harry’s teen rebellion, meanwhile, has taken the form of incorporating high fashion and vintage into his wardrobe, which, he points out, “is completely weird” in the context of a suburban high school (albeit in Greenwich, Connecticut). His taste, he says, has “completely” changed since the age of 12, when he preferred a pinstripe suit. “Whenever I go out, I encompass a new character, whether it’s Peter Pan or the Count of Monte Cristo—but I try to add a modern twist. I guess my style would have to be that of a lost age, one of fantasy and pageantry.”
From left: John Galliano wool and silk jacket, and wool pants. Giorgio Armani cotton T-shirt. Dior Homme wool suit, and tie. Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere cotton shirt. Lanvin brooch; both wear their own shoes.
Photography by Tim Walker