Footballer Hector Bellerin just walked at Louis Vuitton’s Paris show

The Arsenal right back (wait for it...) scored himself a modelling gig at Virgil Abloh’s SS20 presentation

Since Virgil Abloh landed in his role at Louis Vuitton in late 2017, the legendary French fashion house’s runways have become a pretty star-studded affair – with the designer calling on high profile friends including Blondey McCoyPlayboi Carti, Steve Lacy, Kid Cudi, Octavian, and Dev Hynes to appear at previous shows.

With Abloh showing his latest collection in Paris today, joining that growing list this season was footballer Hector Bellerin, who made his debut as an LV model for SS20. The Arsenal right back made his way around the catwalk wearing a fuchsia monogrammed hoodie with matching shorts and a LV sports bag (ideal for his kit, obvs), alongside fellow new face, K-pop star Song Minho.

While it might seem like a surprising choice, over the course of the last couple of years Bellerin has become known as a bit of a fashion icon of the football world. Rejecting the usual uber-flashy uniform of the off-duty player, he’s regularly seen front row at LFWM wearing fresh-off-the-runway Prada, Off-White, Balenciaga, and Burberry

Will he be switching the pitch for Paris on a more regular basis now? Watch this space.