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It all started outside the Chanel atelier in Paris. Gabriel-kane Day-lewis bumped into Karl Lagerfeld and ended up in the designer’s casino-inspired fashion show last July. On hitting the catwalk, he joined the likes of fellow good-looking progeny Dylan Brosnan who’s walked for Saint Laurent, DKNY model Rafferty Law, and various Beckhams. But it’s music, not walking, that Day-lewis has his sights on. “I’ve been able to achieve financial independence and have started making a name for myself,” he tells GQ. “Though it’s opened doors for me, I don’t foresee a lifelong career in modelling.” The 20-year-old recently produced his first EP, Every Scar is a Healing Place, with well-received single ‘Ink in My Veins’ released late last year. “Music is all about making yourself vulnerable. Creating art is about sharing a piece of yourself, even if that means exposing weaknesses.” And what of the perception his burgeoning profile is due to having hitched a ride on his Oscar-winning father’s coat-tails? “It’s frustrating because I’ve made everything happen for myself without depending on anyone else,” he says. “I don’t expect sympathy – just respect. I’d like to be seen as my own person.” Every Scar is a Healing Place is available now on soundcloud.com