Connor Kline Joins Growing List of Gay Porn Stars Turned Fashion Models
Although sadly no longer doing porn, Connor Kline is managing to keep himself busy. Like many retired gay porn stars before him, he can now call himself a fashion model, as he’s the face of the GODDESS Clothing Summer 2014 collection.
GODDESS is the brainchild of recent fashion school graduate David Sifert. Like his popular blog Bears I’m Jealous Of, David’s line GODDESS pays homage to the beefy, masculine form while sort of turning it on its head at the same time. I sat down with him to find out how he hooked up with Connor as well as get some more insight into his new label. GayPornBlog: Why did you pick Connor to be the face of your new line?
David: I chose to work with Connor because he has such a great look that fit so well with my new collection! The collection is called BEAUTIFUL BRO and Connor’s handsome, all-American look is just what I wanted to help get the message of the collection across.
What is the message of BEAUTIFUL BRO?
I liked the way “Beautiful Bro” sounded and “Bros” are something that people haven’t explored before in fashion. People don’t like bros, but I think they’re cool. I think it’s subversive to play with the notion of celebrating something that people don’t really like.
What was it like shooting with Connor Kline?
Connor was great to shoot with. He is so sweet and professional and every shot turned out so great. It is easy to see why he has been so successful in the past and I’d love to work with him again in the future. Is this Connor’s first foray into fashion modeling?
Connor has done some underwear modeling before but as far as I know, the GODDESS collection is his first time modeling for a fashion label. He is definitely a natural though so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him modeling for more designers in the future. What is your definition of a “Bro”?
Let’s see how I can answer that … it’s about masculine men … guys who aren’t necessarily chauvinistic but are brash and do what they like. I also like the creepy incest undertone of it. Will I get in trouble for saying that? (laughs) Not at all! It’s always been a popular theme in gay porn. Can you describe some of the pieces?
This season I have a bomber jacket printed with some art I did with a bling print. I did some graphic and image tees. I included a lot of prints and patterns and colors, sticking mainly to primary colors and black and white. I tried to keep it super-wearable so it can fit into a lot of different people’s wardrobes. The collection is unisex so girls or guys could wear it.
Can you tell us a more about the GODDESS label as a whole?
GODDESS is a designer streetwear label that is all about inclusion and subversion. Some pieces are inspired by gay subculture but at the same time they’re not intended for any specific audience so I think anyone can find something from GODDESS that suits their unique personality.
If you had to pick one piece from your collection, which one do you think GayPornBlog readers would like best?
Definitely the Turkish Oil wrestler tank top:
(All Photos by Clare Gatto and Kara Gut, styling by Mitch McGuire.)