IN THE FRAME: Victor Cruz is trying his hand at fashion modeling. The New York Giants receiver, who also has his own fashion brand, posed with Kate Upton for a special Super Bowl edition of U.S. Vogue, due out on Jan. 22, as well as in an upcoming issue of Esquire, he said at a dinner in Paris on Thursday evening hosted by Linda Farrow and 3.1 Philip Lim.
“It was really fun. It’s new to me, but it comes pretty naturally,” he said. “I’ve always liked looking nice, and monetarily my mother didn’t always have the funds to keep me as stylish as I wanted to be. Now that I have the opportunity to do so, I take advantage of it.”
Next steps for his clothing line Young Whales could include collaborations, Cruz said, citing labels like Stampd’LA and 10 Deep as potential co-conspirators.
The collaboration between Farrow and Lim has entered its second season and some of the eyewear was shown at the American designer’s men’s show earlier that day.
“It’s more architectural, for sure, and technical,” Lim said of eyewear design. He often sports the PL34 model. “It looks like a shield but in the shape of a Wayfarer,” he explained.
Linda Farrow partner Tracy Sedino is partial to a pair she describes as “cat’s eye Jackie O” that she’s been wearing for eight years, in various colors.
Later, the party moved on to David Lynch’s Paris nightclub, Silencio.