Model known as the face of luxury men's fashion like Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, and Donna Karen, and from men's style spreads in leading fashion magazines such as GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Harper's Bazaar. He also works as a photographer and became a part of Mr. Porter's Style Council in 2013.
He studied business and economics at the University of Hamburg before transferring to the University of Lueneburg, where he studied cultural science and history with an emphasis in film and photography, and philosophy. He was discovered there by an agency that led him to a successful career all over the world.
He has lived in Paris, London, Barcelona and Tokyo.
He married fashionista, reality television star, and model Olivia Palermo in 2014.
He is part of the Mr. Porter Style Council, alongside well-dressed English rapper Tinie Tempah.