James Rousseau was scouted as a teenager whilst interning in the music industry and has been a model with Select for almost 20 years since- basing himself between New York, Paris and London. His first big commercial booking came in the form of the Prada campaign and since then, he has gone on to shoot some of the industry’s biggest ads and editorials worldwide, working with talent including Corinne Day for the Face, Steven Meisel for Gucci and Mario Testino for Burberry.
His early relationship with Miuccia Prada led him to become one of the first male faces of Miu Miu in the early noughties. Catapulting him to the forefront of the industry, he went on to star in campaigns including YSL and Burberry and be the face of fragrances for Armani, Nina Ricci and Paul Smith.
Whilst living in New York, James was accepted to study acting at the renowned Stella Adler school and subsequently featured in films and TV shows including ‘The Bastard Executioner’ by director Kurt Sutter.
James never lost his interest in music and continued to play piano and guitar as well as songwriting and being lead vocalist in a band that toured with Snow Patrol and Ed Sheeran. He recently combined his interests in fashion and music by writing the music for the Ferragamo AW 16/17 campaign that he was also the face of.
With a list of talents almost as long as the industry tales he’s got to share- James is guaranteed to entertain any room he walks into and we’re proud to have him as such a longstanding member of the Select family.