Many boys Born in the USSR - with model looks and photogenic, appear on the catwalks of legendary fashion houses. It isn't a secret that the fashion world loves everything extraordinary. Lykov fits well this definition. Though, he started modeling a few years ago, he became super popular.
Matvey Lykov, son of the famous Russian actor Aleksandr Lykov, was born on April 8, 1987 in St. Petersburg.
As a student he left St. Petersburg and came to New York to earn some money. But because of the error in the immigration service he could not get a job. In New York, he had to work part-time : washed floors, worked as a courier. Once in the city, he came into the first model agency, where he was accepted. Nowadays Matvey Lykov is one of the most sought-after models in the modeling world.
He walked for such brands as Kenzo men, Dior Homme, Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, Gucci, Lacoste and others.
In 2007 Matvey signed a contract with Fusion Models in New York. In 2008 he became the face of Jil Sander, photographed by Willy Vanderperre. The same year Models.com featured Lykov as top-ten newcomer. In March 2009 Los Angeles Times followed Lykov around New York Fashion Week. In November 2009 he appeared in Velvet editorial, photographed by Takay.
He took part in hundreds catwalk shows, advertising campaigns for Gucci and Jil Sander. He has worked with such agencies as m4 models (Hamburg), Scoop Models (Copenhagen), Traffic Models (Barcelona), Elite London (London), d'management group (Milan) and Success Models (Paris).
Lykov participates in commercials and shows for Jil Sander, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rad Hourani, Rag & Bone, Yigal Azrouël, Gucci, Kenzo and others.
Matvey also appeared in Woodkid’s videos «Iron» and «I love you».
I’ve read that he knows four languages and now lives and studies in Paris.