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Before They Were Hedi Slimane’s Muses


Before they were known for stomping down the Saint Laurent runway, these models stopped by the W offices to have their Polaroids taken. Meet the six muses who are helping bring Hedi Slimane’s rock-‘n’-roll vision to life.

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Edie’s been a brunette, she’s sported a mullet, but it’s easy to forget she had super long locks when she first stepped onto the scene, captured in this Polaroid from the W archives. Like many a London ‘It’ girl before her, Edie made her debut in the Burberry spring 2008 ads. With sheared locks, she embodied the Saint Laurent girl, and she began to walk in Slimane’s shows, starting with the fall 2013.

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The model’s first season was fall 2012, but it wasn’t until Slimane cast the brunette beauty as his fall 2014 runway show as an exclusive that her career really skyrocketed. Since then, Grace has appeared in everything from eyewear to collection campaigns for the house.

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The always upbeat model starred in the spring 2015 Saint Laurent campaign, and was an exclusive to the brand for both the spring 2015 and fall 2015 seasons. This season, you can catch her in the spring ads for Marc Jacobs.

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The kiwi came for a visit in March 2014, after she walked as an exclusive in Slimane’s spring 2014 runway. Now, the thrift-store shopping gap-toothed beauty is a bona-fide street-style star and Slimane muse.

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Staz is the daughter of Dire Straits guitarist Hal Lindes and her mother is a former model. We snapped her Polaroid in April 2015, and then she was shot for Slimane’s Diary and walked in his spring 2016 runway show. Plus, Staz, like dad, is into music. She fronts a band called the Paranoyds.

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Staz is the daughter of a Dire Straits guitarist and model mom. We snapped her polaroid in April 2015, and then she was shot for Slimane’s Diary and walked in his S/S16 runway show. Staz is currently is in a band called the Paranoyds.