Marcus Samuelsson Seeks Models For Upcoming Mecedes-Benz Fashion Week Show

We caught the above photo on Red Rooster’s Facebook page next to an advertisement for a casting call, which is unusual, unexpected, and totally unsurprising once you think about it: Marcus Samuelsson is on the lookout for models. Because he and the restaurant are creating a show for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in September.

The casting call, for both men and women, states that they’re “looking for 15-20 strong models who are confident, bold, sexy, with some dance background.

“PLEASE NO SHY models!” it emphasizes. “This show is theatrical and these characteristics are highly significant.”

…we really really want to see what’s going on here, and with whom the Samuelsson Group is partnering with. (Judging by Samuelsson’s pants alone, it’s probably J. Crew, Bonobos, or Fabulous Harlemites, Inc.) Or maybe Samuelsson’s launching his own fashion line. While we didn’t expect this, we can’t say we’re surprised.

For more details on the casting call, especially if you are a tall person, go here.


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