The long time fashion plate, and Alessandro Michele ’s most famous male muse, is the face of Gucci’s new fragrance Gucci Not Guilty. The actor/singer is a huge supporter of the new Gucci menswear look, bringing fur-back slip-on loafers and acid-trip flora and fauna prints to his mainstream fan base.
In May 2016 Leto accompanied Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele to the 2016 MET Gala dressed in custom Gucci and later sat front row during Gucci's Spring/Summer 2017 menswear runway show during Milan fashion week, where he took over the house's Snapchat account.
Leto and his older brother Shannon were raised by their single mother. The three lived nomadically, moving around the United States frequently, whilst being artistically stimulated by the hippy movements they joined. Leto's artistic side further developed when he enrolled into a visual art course at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Following his interest in film, he transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he wrote and starred in his first own short film, “Crying Joy.”
In 1992, Leto moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in directing. Two years later he was cast alongside Claire Danes in teen drama series “My So-Called Life.” He has since won praise for his roles in “Requiem for a Dream” (2000), “Mr. Nobody” (2009) and “Dallas Buyers Club” (2013) for which he won an Academy award, a Golden Globe award and a Screen Actors Guild award. Leto is also the lead singer of award winning rock band 30 Second to Mars, which was formed in 1998 by Jared and his brother Shannon.
The entertainer is an environmental activist and has hosted charity events for the Red Cross, Music for Relief and the World Wide Fund for Nature. On July 25, 2016 Leto premiered the self-directed documentary “Great Wide Open,” which captures America's national parks and its explorers.