WILHELMINA SIGNS FUCCI: Wilhelmina has signed Farren Fucci to its artist division. Fucci recently styled Bella Hadid for New Year’s Eve, as well as for her December cover for Paper magazine. The stylist has amassed a following in the fashion and entertainment worlds, including Rihanna, for his DIY, Polyvore-style collages. Born in California and raised in North Carolina, Fucci currently resides in both Philadelphia and New York.
Wilhelmina is representing Fucci as a creative director, stylist and content creator.
“I’m honestly still gagging at everything that has happened in the past months, from styling Bella Hadid for my first gig to signing with Wilhelmina. I honestly didn’t expect any of this to happen until five years from now. With Wilhelmina, I’m seeking longevity being that Internet sensations tend to fade away. I want to spin my ’15 minutes’ into 15-plus years. I have a very high fashion IQ but I’m not the most business savvy yet. I’m hoping to build a brand overall and the team at Wilhelmina understands that I’m more than just a stylist,” said Fucci.
A spokeswoman for Wilhelmina added that Fucci’s “impact on fashion through his initial use of social media was an instrumental platform to garner attention from fashion fans and celebrities worldwide.”
“We are excited to now support Farren Fucci’s creativity of the Millennial generation and bring that vision to a larger audience,” she added.