Just 19 years old, this Franco-Moroccan, discovered during Louis Vuitton’s SS21 fashion show, has emerged as one of the rising stars on catwalks across the globe. A spokesperson for the LGBTQIA+ movement, she is the new face of a generation that is determined to push the boundaries. Meet the woman who is electrifying the fashion world.
Could you introduce yourself?
My name is Jasmine Barbarin, I’m 19 years old, I’m Franco-Moroccan, and I’m a model :)
Could you tell us briefly about your career?
My career in fashion began in September 2020 when I signed with IMG models.
I was starting college at the same time, but when the opportunity to make my dreams come true presented itself, I decided to leave school in order to focus exclusively on modeling. I was lucky to start out with incredible experiences such as walking the runway for Louis Vuitton and shooting a campaign for ID France in the same week. After that, everything accelerated and I started working with Vogue Arabia and Vogue Russia, as well as brands such as Calvin Klein and Preen.
Traveling is one of the aspects of modeling I like best. It has allowed me to discover Italy, Germany, London, and, more recently, Copenhagen.
I also like to sew my own clothes that I wear in my Instagram posts. Sewing and fashion have always been my passions; incidentally, I started sewing when I was 10 years old.
What do you like best about Paris?
I love the freedom and the cosmopolitan aspect of the city. As a transgender woman, here I feel far removed from everything I knew, and I was able to find myself. I came out in October 2020, when I was starting my career. Paris played a major role in my transition and my development as a woman and as a model.
The mix of different communities inspires me and helps me appreciate Paris’s beauty. The architecture and art on every street corner is one of the things I like best about Paris. For me, Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Instagram : @jasminebarbarin
Credits: -Photographer: Alexander Guirkinger -Artistic Direction: Cleo Charuet -Styling: Claire Thomson-Jonville