Fashion's latest obsession isn't a shoe or a handbag or even a designer scandal: it's two teenage brothers by the names of Harry and Peter Brant II, the youngest sons of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and billionaire businessman Peter Brant. The boys (15 and 18, respectively) are also the subject of a profile in the September 2012 issue of Vanity Fair, which examines why the fashion and art worlds are so taken with them. The unabashed way in which they share the details of their fabulous lives — in both interviews and through their joint Twitter account, @HarryPeterBrant — might have something to do with it. See a few snippets from their profile below.
On private islands and supermodels: "We stayed at an island with Naomi [Campbell] not too long ago. It was like a private island," said Peter. "We were all, like, on one of those little rafts in the bay. We were, like, lying around talking, and the rope that connected the raft to the beach got broken off. . . . And we just started drifting, but we didn't notice. And then one of us got up to get water or something from, like, a cooler, and we were, like, 'Where are we?' We had drifted way out into the ocean. We all started freaking out and, like, waving our arms."
On disappointment on not getting into the Met Gala: "I had arranged for the baby panther and everything," Peter says. "What could be better than diamonds and exotic baby animals?"
"You're nobody until PETA either loves you or hates you," says Harry.
On their art-collecting, fashion-loving parents: "There's just no way around it," Harry says. "We wake up and see beauty everywhere. Both my parents bring such a unique element to it. They've both devoted their lives to beauty."
"We have lengthy dinner conversations," Harry adds. "It can be about anything — whether we went to a show, or an auction, or an option sale. It can be about gardening or fashion or magazines."
"We're, like, a very aesthetic family," says Peter.