José María Manzanares will soon be putting away his red muleta for some high fashion attire…
The 29-year-old Spanish professional bullfighter and model has been tapped by designer Riccardo Tisci to appear in Givenchy’s spring 2013 campaign.
Manzanares,who faced his first bull at the age of 12, will appear in the campaign with models Kate Moss, Mariacarla Boscono and Francisco Peralta, as well as artists Marina Abramovic and Jared Buckhiester.
“They are people I love and who love me,” Tisci tells Women’s Wear Daily. “It’s about family — something that is difficult to find in today’s world. It’s about real people, only taking the best of their personalities, with no effort.”
Earlier this year, Tisci styled Manzanares for a special photo shoot (image above) with Jean-Baptiste Mondino for V Man magazine.
Manzanares , a frequent model, has also appeared on the cover of the Spanish version of Vanity Fair among others.