Blue Eyes

Oliver Sonne, 17, a delicate, androgynous resonance of the young Joe Dallessandro, his black leather outer skin is bursting with the first flush of youth, the pellucid blue of his eyes pulsating with the blazing fire of his age.

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Giorgio Armani jacquard wool sweater / Hanes ribbed cotton tank top / Richardson denim jeans / Quality Mending vintage silk bandana

Oliver Sonne said his dream would be to work with Calvin Klein. The young Danish model on the cover of Vogue Hommes, and nephew of 90s top model Helena Christensen, can now check that off his bucket list since he walked for the brand at New York Fashion Week this year. At just 16 years old, his incredibly photogenic self seduced the photographer duo, Inez & Vinoodh, who offered him his first cover for Vogue Hommes. Meet the cover boy here.

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Martine Rose cotton shirt / Richardson cotton t–shirt / Xander Zhou Cotton trousers / Tie Bar silk tie / Quality Mending vintage boiler suit

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Dior Homme wool and polyester jersey tank top / Dior Homme cotton twill shirt

His face was seen all over the walls of Paris as summer drew to a close. His eyes blue as lakes, a slender, straight nose, golden brown hair cut in a shoulder-length bob, and a disconcertingly androgynous look that is very much in vogue. Oliver Sonne, just seventeen, is astonishingly photogenic and already has the makings of a cover-boy. Vogue Hommes made no mistake in offering him his first cover, photographed by Inez & Vinoodh.

“I have wonderful memories of the Parisian posters you mentioned,” he says. “They were for the Loewe campaign shot by Steven Meisel. It was a great honor for me to work with such a genius. Before that, on Christmas day 2016, Cesar Perin of the Unsigned Group agency first noticed the young man during a family birthday celebration in Copenhagen. The chance encounter turned his life upside down, a life spent at school in Denmark, doing his homework, in the warmth of the family nest, on adventures with his friends set to A$AP Rocky, and football, which he practices regularly.

Oliver just happens to be the nephew of Helena Christensen, the exquisite emerald green-eyed Danish beauty, who became legendary as one of the original super models (alongside Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour and Christy Turlington). Herb Ritts turned her into an icon when he shot the black-and-white Chris Isaak video Wicked Games, in which she oozes sensuality in the crooner’s arms, her amber skin covered in sand. Her six-foot nephew has great admiration and respect for his aunt’s career. “She’s incredible, and so inspiring.”

How does he see himself in ten years’ time? For the moment, he says he’s “open-minded, ambitious, and determined.” But, “I would like to be successful in this profession, get to the top, and be proud of myself. I would also, ultimately, like to buy a house in the mountains in Spain or Italy, so that I could spend time with my wife and children.” And who would be the lucky woman? We won’t get an answer to that question, although Oliver does confess that he would love to invite Irina Shayk to dinner. A word to the wise!

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Hermès cashmere and suede goatskin patchwork cardigan and cotton poplin shirt / Dries Van Noten gabardine trousers / Laurence Dacade calfskin boots

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Nini Lotan x Inez & Vinoodh wool coat, cotton shirt and trousers and silk foulard / Velva Sheen cotton T–shirt

How were you discovered?

It was December 25, 2016, at Christmas during my aunt, Helena Christen’s, birthday. Cesar Périn, her Danish agent, noticed me at the table and I signed the next day.

What does one think about the first time they walk the runway?

I try to keep my cool and think about how lucky I am.

Which fashion house do you dream about working for?

I’ve always wanted to work for Calvin Klein and Givenchy. (A dream that has since come true. Oliver Sonne walked for the latest Calvin Klein collection in New York).

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AMI oversize virgin wool trench coat / Basic Rights cotton sweatshirt / Neil Barrett nylon shirt / Dsquared2 oversize cotton shirt / Gosha Rubchinskiy denim jeans / Louis Vuitton leather trainers

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Gosha Rubchinskiy x Adidas wool jacket / Gosha Rubchinskiy x Adidas cotton sweatshirt / Gosha Rubchinskiy cotton polo shirt / Prada Twill trousers / Gosha Rubchinskiy x Adidas leather trainers with rubber soles

Do you have a role model?

I would like my career to resemble that of David Beckham’s, because he started as a soccer player and managed to sign numerous modeling contracts, and I also play soccer.

Which model do you admire?

I really like Stephen James.

If you had to choose three words to describe yourself:

Open-minded, ambitious, and precise.

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Nini Lotan x Inez & Vinoodh velvet waistcoat, cotton shirt and trousers and silk foulard / Patrik Ervell cotton turtleneck

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Lacoste leather trench coat / Ermenegildo Zegna silk cashmere turtleneck / AMI cotton sweatshirt and high–waist cotton jeans / Gosha Rubchinskiy x Adidas leather trainers with rubber soles

What is your hidden talent?

I am often told that I have an unerring eye for choosing the right outfit.

What is your workout routine like?

When I am not doing castings, and I’m in Denmark, I play soccer every day.

Your favorite dish?

Without hesitation, a steak, medium rare with potatoes and bernaise sauce. Which I accompany with a nice white wine.

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Louis Vuitton cashmere and cotton v–neck sweater / Gosha Rubchinskiy denim jeans / Quality Mending vintage cotton t–shirt

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Maison Margiela corduroy track top / Kiton cashmere and silk turtleneck

Where would you like to be in 10 years?

I would like to look back at my career and be proud. Eventually I would like to have a kid or two and have a big house in the mountains of Spain or Italy.

What is your dream?

To be a model and play professional soccer, or be a chef and have restaurants all over the world.

The three Instagram accounts you stalk:

@asaprocky, @dsquaredcommunity, @whoiselijah.

His face was seen all over the walls of Paris as summer drew to a close. His eyes blue as lakes, a slender, straight nose, golden brown hair cut in a shoulder-length bob, and a disconcertingly androgynous look that is very much in vogue. Oliver Sonne, just seventeen, is astonishingly photogenic and already has the makings of a cover-boy. Vogue Hommes made no mistake in offering him his first cover, photographed by Inez & Vinoodh.

Oliver just happens to be the nephew of Helena Christensen, the exquisite emerald green-eyed Danish beauty, who became legendary as one of the original super models (alongside Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour and Christy Turlington). Herb Ritts turned her into an icon when he shot the black-and-white Chris Isaak video Wicked Games, in which she oozes sensuality in the crooner’s arms, her amber skin covered in sand. Her six-foot nephew has great admiration and respect for his aunt’s career. “She’s incredible, and so inspiring.”

Now Helena Christensen heads behind the camera, practising her passion for photography which she learnt from the greatest. For Vogue Hommes, she shot her nephew Oliver Sonne in the streets of New York.

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