WHO IS FRAN SUMMERS
THE IRRESISTIBLE muse of GIVENCHY?
17/06/2020 — SMETS
Meet a model at the top
Fran Summers, 20 years old, is the new face that fashion has been waiting for. Meet a model at the top who keeps her feet on the ground.
Fran Summers is typically what we call the "girl next door". A funny, spontaneous, young and easy going woman, with whom we would easily see ourselves in pajamas, binge-watching the latest tv Show. No wonder, then, in her definition of an ideal Saturday night: "Hang out with my friends, cook up a meal for them and watch" The Office ""
This paradox between her fantasized life as an ultra-requested model and her everyday life out of the spotlight is exactly what makes her so refreshing.
BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT
Born in 1999, Francesca Summers grew up in the county of Yorkshire, England, with trading parents selling carpets. One day, while strolling with her sister in a London shopping center, a make-up artist from M.A.C spotted her and asked her if she had ever considered modeling. The next day, the trio went to an agency and Fran signed her first contract at fifteen.
''I sometimes missed school days for castings and my teachers would told me that it was useless, that I would never be a model'', she recalls.
Determined to try her luck, she left her quiet little town for the London capital, not without a certain apprehension.
‘'I was watching ‘’America's Next Top Model’’, so I had a lot of prejudices about the fashion industry. I was terrified, I told myself that I was going to find myself in a house with 30 girls and that it was going to be a horrible competition. And finally, I realized that the people in the business were very nice.’’
A FULGURANT ASCENT
Since then, the young woman has definitely silenced her detractors. At just 20 years old, she became one of the new faces of the fashion industry. Very popular, she multiplies the covers of "Vogue", appears in the campaigns of Saint Laurent and Céline, and parades for the biggest: Chanel, Dior, Valentino, etc. Over the seasons, Fran has also forged a special bond with Givenchy, one of the first houses for which she paraded. Her most memorable memory? When she closed the haute couture show shortly after the disappearance of Hubert de Givenchy. Today, for the first time in her career, she becomes the face of a perfume and embodies the new feminine fragrance of the French house: Irrésistible. An adjective that sticks to her rather well even if she jokes saying that she is "the least attractive person''.
A ‘no filter’ Model
Face to face or on social networks, Fran Summers is a young woman of her time who, despite the success, does not take herself too seriously. "I like Instagram because I follow accounts I like ... including a lot of dog videos," she says with a laugh. Between two dream photos, Fran reveals rather wacky snapshots of her "real life", without makeup, grimacing, hair in battle. Her technique for keeping her feet on the ground and staying true to herself: "I like to show my personal life, but also its ups and downs, so I sometimes share terrible pictures of me because it's the real me . I don't want to look completely perfect when I know I am not. And we thank her for that.
AN IRRESISTIBLE MUSE
Fran Summers embodies the latest feminine fragrance from the house of Givenchy. Imagined by master perfumers Fanny Bal, Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo, "Irrésistible" invites a luscious rose to meet a bright blond wood.