Godfrey Gao in ’Numéro Homme China.’
Photo: Courtesy of ’Numéro Homme China’
Not only is Taiwanese-Canadian model Godfrey Gao impeccably GORGEOUS, but he’s also breaking some pretty steep barriers. Get this—he’s the first Asian to be the face of Louis Vuitton in 157 years. Yeah. Read that again. That’s almost TWO LIFETIMES. But we get why the big LV chose Godfrey as its main man—just look at that chiseled face! We IMMEDIATELY fell in love with ’Frey (our nickname for him, doy) in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Numéro Homme China. With a “come-hither” look that fierce just on the COVER, whewww boy, we couldn’t wait to get inside.
Throughout the spread he wears nothing but summery Louis Vuitton-patterned threads paired with cozy knits. Well, actually, he BARELY wears Louis Vuitton because he’s often lying down all seductively with his shirt wide open and his abs are just so HUGE and NEED TO BE SEEN that the clothing often cowers in his presence. Normally we’d NEVER advise wearing a sweater with no shirt underneath (Ed. Note: UNTRUE), but for this one instance we give it two very large thumbs-up. In fact, we’re kind of cold right now. Is there anyone who would be so kind as to loan us one? *stares directly in Godfrey’s direction* (And this is when he would slowly take his sweater off so we could admire ALL that Mr. Godfrey’s got to offer. SIIIGHHH.)
Also, did you know that he’s 6’5″ in real life? For him, this means he can’t do much runway work because none of the clothes fit him (which is oddly endearing), but that obviously doesn’t mean there’s no future for this cutie. I mean, just look at this Louis Vuitton ad. Mmmm, forceps. Mmmm, beardy. Mmmmm, jawline. Oh, and the Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite messenger bag is OK, too.
Godfrey Gao for Louis Vuitton.
Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton