Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native Ian Jones was scouted by Jennifer Venditti and Carter Smith at Drexel University while studying athletics and practicing wrestling. During his first season on the international collections circuit, Jones appeared in a Louis Vuitton runway show as a season exclusive. ... MORE
Shortly thereafter, he landed the inaugural cover of L'Officiel Hommes, and also appeared in its accompanying 40-page portfolio story photographed by Milan Vukmirovic. Jones has also had the great fortune of sitting for veritable image makers such as Peter Lindbergh, Arthur Elgort, Karl Lagerfeld, Mert & Marcus, Steven Klein, Solve Sundsbo, and Mark Seliger, among others. Select runway appearances also include Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Hermès, and Puple Label by Ralph Lauren.
Off-duty, Jones is a budding photographer, and enthusiastic philanthropist. Jones's father, a National Geographic photographer, exposed him to portraiture early in his youth. Following his father's photo-jounalistic footsteps, Jones recently collaborated with Grey magazine, and DIESEL by Nichola Formechetti, titles "Street Kids," a gallery exhibit and 14-page spread of portraits of New York City's disenfranchised youth. As a part of the project, Jones has helped connect his subjects with various health and wellness, and rehabilitation organizations throughout the city.