Danny Schwarz was born in London, England in 1987. He worked as a disc jockey before being signed as a model at the age of 20 in 2007. Little is known of his life before he began to show up on runways, but this newcomer has burst onto the scene in a way that has already changed the face of the fashion industry.
For years the look of male models has been lean, angular, and subtly beautiful, but Schwarz has changed all of that with his muscular features and his bold, defiant stare. His unique looks have worked for him to make him one of the top male models currently working. In fact, he is ranked fourth on the list of top male models as listed by Forbes magazine.
The beginning of a career
Danny Schwarz was signed with Premier Management two years ago when they recognised him as a person with considerable looks and talent. This bet paid off for them as Schwarz was booked to work with Calvin Klein as an exclusive at his showcase in Milan. This is a big accomplishment for any model, but for one that was just signed this is a major achievement. This one booking was to give Danny Schwarz the career jumpstart of a lifetime. Before long he was modelling for a number of different magazines, as well as modelling for a variety of designers, from Tommy Hilfiger to Versace.
Rising through the stratosphere
In 2008 Danny Schwarz was able to take his modelling international as he crossed the ocean to sign with VNY Model Management in New York City. This is when the career really started to open up as Schwarz started to appear in international magazines, like Russia’s Vogue. Not to mention that in June of that year he was able to walk in shows for Dolce & Gabbana, Just Cavalli, and Bottega Veneta. By September Danny was walking in shows for Z Zegna and Tommy Hilfiger and around the same time he was also appearing in editorials in Italy’s GQ and Esquire.
Starting a little controversy
Like all good bad boy models, Danny Schwarz has already had his first controversy. Although, this did not come from his personal life or activities, but rather from a jeans commercial that was shot for Calvin Klein in early 2009. This commercial featured Schwarz involved in what was considered to be a compromising threesome. The ad was promptly banned from television and was even removed from many of the internet sites where it was posted up. However, this does not seem to have affected his career adversely with continuing line ups for the fall line of Y-3, Tommy Hilfiger, and rag & bone. It wasn’t until after the commercial was shot that Forbes ranked Schwarz as the fourth highest ranking male model in the world. Not to mention the fact, that his appeal as a bad boy among women has increased dramatically, thus adding to his allure for many of the designers. It is safe to say that with offers like this coming in, Danny Schwarz has already made a significant impact on the fashion world in the two short years that he has been working.