Outer Armor: Lucky Blue Smith

Outer Armor: Lucky Blue Smith

Suited up in their best outerwear, from furs to black leather, these superstar models are ready to brave the elements.

Suited up in their best outerwear, from furs to black leather, these superstar models are ready to brave the elements.

Photography: Chris Colls

Styling: Elissa Santisi

This interview appears in the pages of VMAN40: The New Vanguard Issue, on newsstands now! Order your copy today at shop.vmagazine.com!

Scouted at 10 and shot by Hedi Slimane at 12, Smith has been modeling for half his life–a journey detailed in his 2016 memoir Stay Golden, which also happens to be one of his life mottos. (The other? "Wash your face every day.") While his life hacks may be ordinary, his presence is anything but. Between modeling for Mario Sorrenti, Steven Klein, and more, the Fall 2016 of V cover star has played everywhere from Coachella to China with his band the Atomics.

LUCKY BLUE WEARS COAT AND SHORTS GUCCI, BRIEFS RON DORFF, JEWELRY (THROUGHOUT) HIS OWN
Credits: HAIR ESTHER LANGHAM (ART + COMMERCE), GROOMING YUMI LEE (STREETERS), MODEL LUCKY BLUE (IMG), PRODUCTION PHOEBE COLE, CARLY LOUISON (SERLIN ASSOCIATES), DIGITAL TECHNICIAN JEANINE ROBINSON, PHOTO ASSISTANT DANIIL ZAIKIN, STYLIST ASSISTANT TARYN BENSKY, HAIR ASSISTANT GABE JENKINS, GROOMING ASSISTANTS LISA CAMPOS, TAKAHIRO OKADA, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT LIZ FAIRLEIGH

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