Liam Gallagher’s Kid, Who Looks Exactly Like Liam Gallagher, Is A Model Now
Something about music scions seems to draw them all to Hollywood and fashion. Georgia May Jagger, Paris Jackson, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough, Lily Collins—so many of them are blipping on the pop culture radar right now.
Perhaps it’s just the burden of their parents’ legacies: These kids hardly ever try to make it as musicians themselves, for fear that they would never be able to step out from under their parents' shadows; but they still crave the fame and adulation that come with their last name. So there's modeling and acting—which are more than happy to accommodate their super-cool parentage—to “make it on their own.”
The latest in this line of wow-I-didn’t-know-his-kid-was-that-big is Lennon Gallagher, 17-year-old son of Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who named his kid after John Lennon. The younger Gallagher seems to be taking his first jab at the whole Zoolander thing, making his debut as a runway model earlier this year for Topman Design’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection. The British high street label then made him the star of their 2017 campaign, heralding Lennon as “menswear’s next big face.”
Topman also sat down with Lennon to talk style and music. Here are a few excerpts from their interview:
Leather jacket or tracksuit?
Why not both? I mean, I do love myself a leather jacket. But on a Monday morning when I go to college it has to be tracksuits.
Fucking Nirvana, man! I went through a massive grunge phase. They are definitely my number one, as well as Kurt Cobain’s early stuff, like Fecal Matter. They’ve got some sick music.
What new music are you listening to?
Rat Boy. He’s sick. I went to a few of his gigs up in Leeds a year and a half ago, but he only got big quite recently. My younger brother Gene is obsessed with him. He’s incredibly creative, he makes his own clothes and stickers, it’s fucking awesome.
Your dad must have a pretty impressive wardrobe. Do you ever steal his clothes?
All the time! When I’m at my dad’s, I have to break into his wardrobe. It’s like Mission Impossible. Me and my younger brother will go try and check them out and he’ll be like, “don’t get into my fucking wardrobe!” He’s got some really cool Adidas sneakers. My mum has really cool clothes too, and I have to admit I have nicked some of them before, alongside my older brother’s too.
What’s your favorite current trend?
I don’t think I know any! I transition through so many different styles, but at the minute I’ve been wearing a lot of skater clothes. I’ve been going to Slam City Skates a lot recently for a lot of Dickies and other brands.
So are you attending a lot of drops?
I’ve never been to a Supreme or Palace drop. I’ve got some friends who have camped outside the stores and stuff. What got me into skating was my mum, she showed me this documentary called All This Mayhem about Tas and Ben Pappas. It was pretty fucking interesting. They dealt with drugs and stuff like that, it was so captivating.
Have you been given any advice on dealing with this new limelight you’re in?
Not really. But Models One, the agency I’m with, offer a social media class to learn how to deal with that, which I do want to do eventually. It’s weird, I’m not sure how to deal with it. My mum and dad have kept me out of the spotlight for a lot of my younger life. But yeah, I do need to go talk to my agency before I say something fucking weird on Instagram.