Cédric Grandvallet


Cédric Grandvallet
State / Region
Zuid Holland
Fashion Stylist

I am a fashion stylist, photographer, and model from France. I grew up in The Netherlands and have a bachelor’s degree in advertising.

After graduating in 2015, I worked at sockwear brand Alfredo Gonzales as a marketing and sales intern. Thanks to my expertise in photography and Adobe Creative Cloud, I helped to create campaigns and promotional materials used in lookbooks as well as on social media, notably Instagram. 

Wanting to break into fashion, I joined the Amsterdam Fashion Academy for a semester. The styling course brought out the best side of me, working in a team with colleagues that would later become my friends. Projects included the Into The Wild series and the wedding campaign for the Andaz Amsterdam hotel.

Almost immediately after the course ended, I accepted a job a recruiter offered me at luxury goods holding company Richemont. This experience proved beneficial in understanding how the business works. As a brand ambassador, a lot of pressure was placed on meeting the annual sales targets set by each jeweller and watchmaker, namely Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, and newcomer Chloé. 

Missing the creativity, however, I now work as a stylist, photographer, and model. I am open to collaborations and am currently on the hunt for new opportunities.

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Our readers would love to get to know you more Cédric. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I am French-Algerian and grew up in the Netherlands. Growing up here, I feel more Dutch and enjoy traveling. This allows me to be open-minded about the world and to be inspired by people and different cultures. 

Cédric, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Fashion Stylist?

As a kid, I struggled with my own identity. I experimented a lot with fashion to find myself. It later transcended into a hobby and now a career. Ultimately, I want to help others develop a personal style that exudes confidence.

Who is your inspiration in life Cédric? How do you keep inspired?

My best friend Kavita and her mother Anja are my biggest inspirations. They were there for me at a dark time in my life. They taught me to be strong and to confront my fears. In life, you have to be a fighter to achieve your goals.

We all make mistakes Cédric; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Fashion Stylist; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I use to be intimidated by influencers within the fashion industry. My self-doubt got the better of me, and I missed out on some amazing opportunities. Find that inner confidence in yourself, and you can achieve great things!

Cédric  , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Fashion Stylist, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

It is invaluable to trust the client and to have the client trust you. That being said, you need to work as a team and listen to each other. The more ideas you have will allow for a discussion and give the client options in making a final decision. 

Please tell us Cédric, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Fashion Stylist?

Once, I had forgotten the jewellery for a shoot. I had to ask my family and friends to come and help me out. I was lucky to have them save the day!

Cédric, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Moodboards are the best way to convince anyone of your ideas.

Cédric, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Fashion Stylist. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want with share to everyone. What is it and why?
Working for the Andaz hotel in Amsterdam was a huge stepping-stone for me. Not only did I get to work as a stylist but I also was asked to model. The bridal campaign proved to be a huge success and offered me new possibilities.

Cédric, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
During my study at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, we were asked to think out of the box—I ended up making a pair of shorts out of a scarf!

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Fashion Stylist?

Trust your instincts and run with them!

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I want to grow as a stylist, photographer, model and work with different people. I want to learn from professionals in the industry and perhaps also teach them a thing or two.

Now for the best part Cédric! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Cover Photos
Photographer: Bruna Zelic @brubrubru

Into The Wild
Photographer: Bruna Zelic @brubrubru
Stylist: Sofie Broeng @softhestylist

Photographer: Bruna Zelic @brubrubru
Model: Sofie Broeng @sofiebroeng
Maria Dimopoulou @everyoneinstyle
Vianne Koning @viannekoning

Model: my cousin Sabrina

Genderless Generation
Photographer: Paul van der Linde @paulvanderlindephotography
Model: Sebastien Ulens @sebastien_ulens

Photographer: Paul van der Linde @paulvanderlindephotography


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