Model Monday: Agyness Deyn

Whether rocking a fresh pixie cut, a choppy platinum blonde bob, or a skinhead , Agyness Deyn has a “lucky” connection to the modeling industry. A fan of numerology, Agyness, born Laura Hollins, was advised that the most ‘fortuitous’ spelling of ‘Agnes’ was Agyness, which lead her to change the spelling of her name.

Her modeling career began when she was scouted while shopping in London with childhood friend and fashion designer Henry Holland. Agyness’ life has changed substantially since then. Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s and she was featured on the cover of Vogue in 2007 alongside fellow iconic models. Advertisements featuring her include: Anna Sui, BluGirl, Blumarine, Burberry, Shiseido, etc. She is also the face of The Beat by Burberry, Ma Dame by Jean Paul Gaultier, the label House of Holland and Gold by Giles Deacon.

Agyness was guest editor of an issue of i-D magazine that was dedicated to her, it featured articles by and about Agyness, as well as interviews with fashion icons. From humble beginnings working at a fish and chips restaurant in Ramsbottom, this blue-eyed, brunette learned how to use her 5’8 frame to her benefit and in the process became a fashion icon.


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