Hotelier Andre Balazs Strikes a Pose for Louis Vuitton
See more of The Selby's photos of Balazs here
This is the man who built the Standard Hotel NYC. It's André Balazs, and if you aren't already familiar with our crush on the hottie hotelier, you just might form one yourself after viewing the outtakes from a recent photoshoot he did with photographer Todd Selby and luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
Balazs, head of the eponymous André Balazs Properties, which includes the Standard Hotels as well as other real estate developments and hotels, can now add "male model" to his resume. This goes right up alongside honors like "ex?-boyfriend of Courtney Love," "ex-boyfriend of Renee Zellwegger," "ex-boyfriend of Uma Thurman," "a GQ most stylish man in America," and "recipient of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's Design Patron Award," among others.
Louis Vuitton tapped him to star in some shots for their menswear collection, but it's unknown if the images will be published in magazines. Still, the images don't come close to our favorite photo...
This one! From Arkitip magazine
For insights into the mind of André, check out the brief (handwritten!) questionnaire he completed for Selby, who regularly features photo essays of similar luminaries in their homes and offices, and always ends with a questionnaire. He really likes rosé, huh? Well, he does have his own label of the wine...
For more hot hotelier photoshoots from Todd Selby, check out this spread of Sean MacPherson, of The Bowery Hotel and more, at his NYC home.
[Photo: The Selby; Arkitip]