Born in Cheshire, England, Susie Bick ran away from boarding school to come to New York at 14 and was promptly discovered by photographer Steven Meisel. On the lensman’s advice, she returned to her studies and didn’t start modeling until she was 16, but she went on to have an illustrious career, booking campaigns for Dior, Versace, Nina Ricci and Yves Saint Laurent and serving as an unofficial muse to both Vivienne Westwood and David Bailey. The 42-year-old mother of twin boys has also appeared in several feature films, including Robert Altman’s Prêt-à-Porter, and is married to musician and writer Nick Cave.
Armani Prive’s embroidered and sequined black silk dress, at Giorgio Armani, New York. Armani Prive headpiece.
Photography by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Styled by Alex White