Proving once more that David and Victoria Beckham's genes have been well-endowed, Brooklyn Beckham's fashion designer mother has shared images on Twitter of his latest modelling job, as he graces the cover of L'Uomo Vogue.

We might now expect to see Brooklyn holding the camera rather than posing in front of it after his turn as photographer shooting a Burberry fragrance campaign for creative director Christopher Bailey earlier this year, but he has proved that he is masterful in both roles.

L'Uomo Vogue, the Italian male style journal was first launched in 1967 to bring high fashion to men and Brooklyn joins a long list of male icons who have graced the cover from Brad Pitt to Zayn Malik.

Giving his father David a run for his money, Brooklyn looks sharp and older than his 17 years as he poses in a slim-cut Saint Laurent suit and wool felt fedora on the magazine cover shot by controversial photographer Terry Richardson.

Clearly proud of her son's new work, Victoria Beckham tweeted the images from the cover shoot with the caption "#BrooklynBeckham shot by @Terry_World for #luomovogue x vb #SoProud".

The images that feature inside the magazine's July-August edition range between a series of shots of the Beckhams' first-born looking relaxed in a suit with a skinny sixties tie and round sunglasses (by Victoria Beckham of course) as he tucks into a piece of chicken.

Inside the issue, the model opened up about his love for photography telling Samira Larouchi about his studies and passion.

"I studied photography in high school and straight away I knew it was something I was interested in,' he explained.

"When I left school I started shooting in my spare time and really started enjoying it. I bought a few books and then I ended up interning for David Sims on a couple of shoots.

"I really respect fashion but I don't follow trends to be honest, I'm much more into skateboarder style clothes, but I really like fashion photography, portraits and stuff like that. You know, and being able to come up with creative concepts."

The teenager also opened up about his now very public romance with actress Chloe Moretz as he discussed the difficulty in having homes in L.A and London.

"It's really hard for me to think of which city I prefer, it's 50/50 because my girlfriend is in L.A. and all my friends I met at school, but London is my home, it's where I grew up."

In a more directional shot, Brooklyn is seen leaning against a wall with coiffed hair and a sultry look donning a cashmere silk roll neck jumper and tailored wool camel trousers, styled by Vogue L'Uomo regular Robert Rabensteiner.

Of course, this isn't the first time Brooklyn has modelled, nor is the first time he has been on a Vogue cover as he featured on the front of US Teen Vogue last November, albeit with a female model beside him. This is his first solo appearance in the fashion magazine though.