You know you’ve made it in the fashion industry when you’ve scored a private meeting with French editor and style superpower Carine Roitfeld. And that’s exactly what’s going on in the life of Jeremy Meeks.
Yes, we’re referring to the mug-shot model, the beautiful man with light blue eyes and tons of tats who was arrested in 2014 and wowed the world with his stunning mug shot.
Not only is he making his debut at New York Fashion Week today — he’s walking in Philipp Plein’s show — he also met with Roitfeld, who didn’t mind being embraced by the shirtless hunk.
Roitfeld posted a photo on Instagram of her and Meeks embracing (Meeks was topless, because, why not?) with the caption, “My new friend @jmeeksofficial.”
Meeks posted the same photo, with the caption, “It was great meeting you and your team @carineroitfeld I so look forward to seeing you soon.”
We’re not sure how they will be working together, but it could have had something to do with Plein’s show. According to W magazine, Roitfeld helped cast the collection, which features an interesting array of “models” including Fetty Wap, Desiigner and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz.
Since his release, Meeks has starred in major ad campaigns for brands including Givenchy, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, and Hugo Boss.
Meeks has slowly been making his way into the fashion world since being released from prison in March 2016 after serving over a year, and Roitfeld isn’t the only fashion icon he’s met with.
Meeks, who has signed with White Cross Management, spent some time with Anwar Hadid — Gigi and Bella’s younger brother — over the summer.
The meetings and shows Meeks has booked in just under a year since his release equal what most models work decades to achieve, so we can’t imagine what he’ll be doing next — a Balmain shoot, maybe?