On Jordan: suit jacket, $1,850, and pants, $595, by Canali / Shirt by Roberto Cavalli / Necklace by Cartier. On Hailey: Zac Posen dress.
The happy non-couple announces plans to have a baby in 2017 (they’re kidding, we think).
Hailey Baldwin and Jordan Barrett are hot, blond models who have, I don’t know, a trillion social media followers between them? (Actual number closer to 10 million.) A cursory look at either account (@haileybaldwin and @iblamejordan) reveals that these two are rarely in the same city at the same time, let alone for more than about a minute. Which is why nailing them down for a photoshoot featuring the chillest suits in the world—and the first time the two have ever been featured together—felt like the perfect moment to attempt a conversation with them about their gorgeous lives at the top of the social media food chain.
Below, the rare, in person, no-phones-allowed chat with Hailey, Jordan—and just a tad of GQ Style.
GQ Style: How did you guys meet?
Jordan Barrett: I met Hailey when I first got to New York, downstairs at the SoHo Grande—
Hailey Baldwin: No I met you backstage at the Jeremy Scott men’s show, the Moschino men’s show in London, I was 17— Oh shit, oh that’s right that was even before I even came to New York. Uhhh, you didn’t even live in New York yet.
JB: Yeah no, she was doing the women’s show—
HB: No, it was a men’s show! And they had girls in the men’s show. And that’s where we met. And then when Jordan moved to New York, I think we just like ended up having mutual friends through other people from Australia and people from the church that I go to.
JB: The show that we actually met at was in January, and then I moved to New York I think January, too. But that was before I had come here so it was all the London shows and Paris and whatever and then New York. And yeah that was like two years ago I think, would be two years in January.
GQStyle: Hailey how would you describe Jordan’s style?
HB: Like on a scale? I think Jordan’s fly. I mean, first of all, there’s not a time you walk down the street with Mr. Barrett here and not everybody stares at him. It’s like actually weird. I mean young Leo-looking boy… I think you dress great. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you dress in something whack or, like, ugly.
JB: I’m usually pretty comfortable. I’m always wearing sweats.
HB: Well you’re like Australian so you’re like laid-back.
JB: You’re always very um, you’re always very done.
HB: I disagree!
JB: No, you’re always like very casual, but you’re always done. Very casually done. Like with the Gucci glasses and the jacket and lots of jewelry, the jumper.
GQ Style: What are you guys up to in 2017?
HB: We’re having a child together.
JB: [Laughs.] We’re having a baby boy.
HB: Nah I think it’s just all work for me.
JB: You will be at the shows, and I will be at the shows. You will be at the shows after January right?
JB: So she’ll be doing the shows and then I’ll be doing the men’s shows before that, and then maybe a few women’s shows in London, Milan, Paris. And then I think after that I’ll spend a month in LA before coming back here when everything starts to shoot. We don’t really know what we’re doing.
HB: Exactly, like, I can never say what I’m doing in a month from now—I genuinely don’t know.
JB: I can only ever confirm that I’ll be at certain show dates. I mean, that’s just easiest.
HB: Jordan can never confirm nor deny where he’ll be, cause that’s just Jordan.
JB: She got off the plane from where this morning—
HB: I was coming back from Australia.
JB: And I was in London yesterday. And she’s going to the Bahamas in the morning, and I’m going to Paris on Monday.
HB: Yeah both of us are kind all over the place. But a lot of the time we get to run into each other at certain events, or for instance backstage at shows. This is the first time we ever shot together though.
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