It-Boy: Ethan James, Rising Star in Modeling Industry

Ethan was born in Michigan and signed with Ford Models at age 17 (I think he is currently 20 years old). He was always interested in fashion, fashion photography and a strong personal style—unlike many male models who work for “easy money,” Ethan is passionate about the industry and seems quite committed. He is currently ranked #41 on’s list of top 50 men and has been racking up runway shows and editorials. He has walked for Dior Homme (he is a favorite of Kris Van Assche), Paul Smith, Yohji Yamamoto, Rag & Bone and Ann Demeulemeester. He even opened and closed the Dior Homme S/S 2011 show. Ethan has also been featured in Dazed & Confused, L’Officiel Hommes China, Fiasco Magazine and Vogue Paris. I remembering stumbling across a photo of Ethan one year ago: I was amazed at how strong his look is. I’m so glad he is beginning to making his mark on the fashion industry!

Vogue Paris

Fiasco Magazine

L’Officiel Hommes China

Click here to watch Ethan in a StyleCaster video titled “Breaking Bread.” It’s beautiful.

Interview here.

And click here for more of Ethan’s work.