When it comes to fashion pedigree, it doesn’t get much better than Alain-Fabien Delon. Not only is he the son of renowned French actor Alain Delon, but his mother is Dutch model Rosalie Van Breemen. Nor surprisingly, Delon is making huge strides in following in both of their footsteps. At the tender age of 22, Delon has already found incredible success in both of his parents’ fields, conquering acting appearing in films like You and the Night, and taking on the modeling world gracing the pages of L’Uomo Vogue, strutting the runway for Gucci, and serving as the face of Dior—an accomplishment he shares with his father.
For his latest project, Delon had the opportunity to take another step forward in his modeling career by carrying a global campaign for Theory. Working with legendary photographer David Sims, Delon brings his signature moodiness and brooding aura to the images. We recently chatted with the up-and-coming star about the project and where his fledgling career may lead.
The Window: Tell us about shooting the Theory campaign.
Alain-Fabien Delon: Shooting with Theory was really interesting, and I quite enjoyed it. Everything went very smoothly.
You’d worked with photographer David Sims before, right?
Yes, I worked with David for the first-ever photo shoot of my career. He knows exactly what he wants and his team is really on the same wavelength, which make the results magnificent.
People often compare you to your father, but it seems you’re also following in your mother’s footsteps. How does she feel about you modeling?
My mother supports me in every way possible. She almost acts like my manager! She gives me modeling advice, what to do, and so on. I guess she must be proud of what I do.
What about the clothes for the shoot? Did you have any favorite pieces?
My favorite Theory piece must be the Neoteric pants. They have an elevated look, but are still really soft and comfortable. They look and feel amazing. It’s hard to pick, though. I now have a great Theory wardrobe, and I have to admit, I wear everything everywhere. I’m probably looking forward most to wearing the Schaffer topcoat this fall.
How would you describe your personal style when you’re not in front of the camera?
I’m very chill and relaxed in how I dress. I wear pretty classic jeans or trousers, a great t-shirt or button down, and sneakers.
What are your favorite activities to do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I love to swim, slackline, and longboard. I also have two dogs.
You have some amazing campaigns behind you, but what’s up next for you?
Well I don’t know what’s up next for me! Hopefully, a lot more campaigns. Of course, you will also soon see me on the film screen. I’ve been taking it slow, reading a lot, and experiencing new things before I fully throw myself into an acting career. I’m still trying to find the right path—I mean, I’m still young.