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24th Jan 2019

Donegal teen causes a huge stir at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris

He’s been coined as a ‘breakout model’.

Donegal teen Ferdia Gallagher has taken the Paris catwalks by storm over the past few days at Men’s Fashion Week.

The 19-year-old was working in his aunt’s shop six months ago, but is now walking in the fashion circuits around Europe – a major change from the hills of Donegal.

The Gaoth Dobhair natives stands 6’2″ in height, has a cutting jawline and fiery red hair – something that many of the world’s designers are crying out for.

Last week he walked in the Celine fashion show after signing with Bananas Models in Paris. It seems like everyone is taking note of her as i-D Vice wrote about how much of a hit he was on the catwalk.

Ferdia Gallagher presents a creation by Celine, during the men's ready to wear fashion shows for the 2019/20 Fall/Winter collection in Paris on January 20, 2019 (Photo by FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)

They said: “Ferdia Gallagher is a Donegal boy by blood: 19 years of age with a flash of violent ginger hair and a sullen, sharp jawline that could slice every one of your fingers off,” the guide said.

“The teenager, who’s just moved to the French capital and signed to Banana Models, made his exclusive catwalk appearance on the closing night of Paris Fashion Week for Slimane’s Celine, and has had casting directors asking “Who’s that bloke?” ever since.

“Already a big deal on Instagram, where he boasts a cool 13k followers, he spent the last six months working in his aunt’s paper shop in Ireland. Now he’s one of the most talked about kids of the high fashion circuit.”

He has also graced photoshoots from magazines such as Nylon and we can only see big and bright things for him.