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Meet Luka Isaac, the Male Model Signed by Kate Moss to Her New Modeling Agency

Luka Isaac is a 22-year-old French model signed to Kate Moss Angency. He loves motorcycles, raves, and getting in touch with his feminine side.


Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

The 22-year-old model Luka Isaac doesn’t like to take modeling or fashion too seriously, and yet he recently landed a photo shoot with fashion’s ultimate muse, Kate Moss, and is now one of the few faces signed to Moss’ newly formed modeling agency.

The pairing is perfect, however, as Moss has made a career out of embodying effortless cool. And when Isaac got to cozy up to the 43-year-old on the set of W magazine’s March issue spread, he took her laid-back energy to heart. As a result—despite having only a year of modeling experience under his belt—he makes lying in the lap of the biggest supermodel in the world, who happens to be topless, look totally natural.

Born in Marseille, France, Isaac started modeling about a year ago. One of his first shoots was with Pierre Ange Carlotti for Other magazine, and he’s since appeared in PG-13 photographs by Gaspar Noé, which were shown at Art Basel this year. It was Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott who originally passed his name along to Kate Moss Agency, and when he came in for an interview, the team fell in love.

When Isaac is not modeling and getting in touch with his feminine side, he’s is riding motorcycles around Paris, planning his annual rave called “Kaliante,” and watching obscure art films. What does being signed to Kate Moss Agency mean to you? Being with Kate Moss Agency means a lot for me; it happened because of a meeting and a connection, so symbolically it is stronger than just applying and being picked on looks alone, like you would in a huge agency. It really is personal management. What was it like being on set with Kate Moss? What did you pick up from her? Shooting with Kate was really interesting. At first, when you don’t know the person you can always feel way too impressed or overwhelmed. But then you realize how extremely true she is and is never scared of saying too much. I think she is just really natural and of course still as magnificent in person as she is in images.

What was it like getting in touch with your “feminine side” for the W magazine story? For me, as heterosexual man, I think that it’s more honest to be in touch with your feminine side rather than always trying to be so masculine.

Kate Moss Strips Down and Gets Intimate in Brand-New Photos

From left: Rosamosario bra and briefs; Falke stockings; earrings from Christie’s jewels online (throughout). Valentino dress; De Beers earrings.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

Prada coat; Carine Gilson Couture Lingerie bralette; Sabine Roemer ring.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

Marc Jacobs dress. Beauty note: Stay smooth and unruffled with Decorte Priming Essence.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

From left: Cadolle briefs; Mikimoto necklaces; Wolford stockings (throughout). Chanel top, shorts, belt, and bracelet; Giambattista Valli haute couture sandals.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

From left: Chanel coat, top, shorts, and belt. Cadolle briefs; Mikimoto necklaces. Beauty note: Verb Strong hairspray holds hair high.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

Boss coat; Burberry blouse; mikimoto necklaces.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

Jean Claude Jitrois dress; Jimmy Choo shoes. Beauty note: For arches that draw attention, try L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

From left: Cadolle briefs. Chanel bracelet; Giambattista Valli haute couture sandals.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

From left: Cadolle briefs; Mikimoto necklaces. Chanel top, shorts, belt, and bracelet.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

Rosamosario bra; Munnu The Gem Palace bracelet (worn as choker). Munnu the Gem Palace bracelet.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

Adam Lippes tunic.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

Yves Salomon coat; Dior dress; Munnu The Gem Palace ring; Delvaux bag.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful; Hair by Cyndia Harvey at Streeters; Makeup by Isamaya Ffrench for Tom Ford at Streeters; Manicures by Adam Slee for Rimmel London at Streeters. Set design by Emma Roach at Streeters. Models: Kate Moss at IMG Models; Luka Isaac at Kate Moss Agency. Produced by Across Media Productions; Fashion Assistants: Ryann Foulke, Dena Giannini; Hair Assistants: Cat Wyman, James Oxley; Makeup Assistants: Anete Salinieka, Sergio Alvarez; Set-design Assistants: Amy Bairstow, Philip Doucedame, Warwick Turner-Noakes.
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How would you describe your personal style? My style is rather open, even if I’m really picky. I am inspired by the ’80s and ’90s. I like contrast dressing from the ’90s with real big classical pieces like suits. Right now I am wearing a vintage puffer coat from YSL, Adidas pants, an alpaca jumper and some America’s Cup shoes from Prada. Most prized possession in your closet: My most prized possession in my closet is a suit that I designed myself with amazing Burmese tailors in Asia. The cut is really ’70s with elephant feet and a big women’s collar. Fashion pet peeves: I think people in general are too critical with fashion! When you’re not modeling, what do you like to do with your time? When I am not modeling, I love to experiment with different creative things from music to video. I am also curator. Once a month, I run a big rave in Paris called “Kaliante,” which is coming soon to come to New York, London, and Mexico!

Boss coat; Burberry blouse; mikimoto necklaces.

Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful

Who are some designers and artists you’re inspired by right now? I love the films of Wong Kar-wai, Chris Marker, Jim Jarmusch, Wim Wenders, and Gaspar Noé. Recently, I discovered Viennese Actionism, which is a really violent and poetic art movement from the ’60s that I respect a lot, especially work by Ken Kurt and Otto Muehl. I also love Yukio Mishima or guys like Godfrey Reggio. According to your Instagram you’re super into motorcycles. Do you ride? I grew up with Akira and similar Japanese anime films, so I guess it comes from that somehow. I’ve always used to love motorcycle and neon aesthetics. And yes, above all, I think you really feel free when you ride a motorcycle.

Music you’re listening to: I actually listen to a lot of different music, but if I had to say one artist I would say: Lorenzo Senni. Favorite place on earth: I love many places on earth ,but right now I would say Los Angeles. Dream job: To become the full package: A musician, model, and art director for contemporary art projects with interactive spaces and environments.

Male Models Are Taking Their Girlfriends to see “Fifty Shades Darker” On Valentine’s Day, Too

“I’m going to take my girlfriend Madison to see the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie and have some Nutella afterwards.” — Trevor Photo by Biel Parklee.

“I’m taking my lady out for a nice dinner.” — Cole Photo by Biel Parklee.

“Girl, I’m not doing anything! I’m just gonna cook something for myself.” — Joel Photo by Biel Parklee.

“I’m going to have a great meal and some cake with my girlfriend.” – Woojin Photo by Biel Parklee.

“Pizza and Netflix by myself.” — Harry Photo by Biel Parklee.

“I’ll just get some take out… But hopefully that might change.” — Conor Photo by Biel Parklee.

“I’m going to get some full roses for my girlfriend.” — Jack Photo by Biel Parklee.

“I don’t know, I just started talking to this girl. We’ll see…” — Joseph Photo by Biel Parklee.

“I’m spending Valentine’s Day by myself because my girlfriend is in Australia. But maybe I’ll treat myself with some roses or chocolates.” — Jacob Photo by Biel Parklee.

“I’m going to suit up, take the lady a nice dinner in the city, and then watch Fifty Shades of Grey movie.” — Jesse Photo by Biel Parklee.

“I’m going to spend the whole day with my girlfriend and then watch some movies in my apartment.” — Inde Photo by Biel Parklee.

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