With her lanky frame and pouty beauty, Zita d’Hauteville was often told she should model. “But I wasn’t sure enough of myself to go into an agency. Fortunately, they came to me, so I didn’t have to do it,” says the 19-year-old, who was scouted via Facebook. The daughter of the Oxygen watches owner Eric d’Hauteville—who also happens to be a French count—and the Belgian arts consultant Isabelle de Séjournet, d’Hauteville divides her time between her native Paris, Brussels, Gstaad, and a country house near Biarritz, juggling shoots for Glamour UK and Madame Figaro with her university economics studies. She plans to move to England next year to pursue a business degree from the University College London. And then there is her social life: In 2013, she came out at the Bal des Débutantes at the Hôtel de Crillon, in Paris, wearing a dark blue haute couture Vivienne Westwood gown. She was well prepared for the event, having attended plenty of similar ones in recent years, often with her mother. “I have maybe two or three balls a year. We really like them; you can meet people, and you’re partying in beautiful places,” she says, quick to add, “but it’s not my everyday life.”
Je Ne Sais Quoi
Jemima Jones “Food was just always on my brain.”
Jemima Jones, at her family’s home in London, wears a Lanvin dress; her own jewelry.
Fran Hickman “I know the direction I’m going in: The Italian architect Carlo Mollino had a beautiful apartment in Turin, which I’m quite inspired by. But I’m at the bottom of the priorities list, really.”
Fran Hickman, at the Moda Operandi office she designed, in London, wears a Dior dress and (left hand) rings; (right hand) her own ring.
Scilla Ruffo di Calabria “I am not a very formal person.”
Scilla Ruffo di Calabria, at her family’s home in Milan, wears a Roberto Cavalli jumpsuit; Fendi boots; her own jewelry.
Madina Visconti di Modrone “It was very stimulating to grow up in this world.”
Madina Visconti di Modrone, in the courtyard of her atelier in Milan, wears a Sportmax sweater and skirt; Madina Visconti di Modrone earrings, ring, and bracelet for Yoox.com.
Zita d’Hauteville “I have maybe two or three balls a year. We really like them; you can meet people, and you’re partying in beautiful places.”
Zita d’Hauteville, at her mother’s house in Brussels, wears an Emporio Armani dress; Aquazzura flats; her own jewelry.
Mafalda Muñoz “I learn from the place where I’m working and the people I’m working for.”
Mafalda Muñoz, at her family’s country house in Pedraza, Spain, wears a Dsquared2 trenchcoat; Christian Louboutin flats, her own earring.
Clotilde de Kersauson “At the time, I thought it was a drag. But now, looking back, it was quite a lot of fun.”
Clotilde de Kersauson, at her family’s home in Paris, wears an Alberta Ferretti dress; Elie Top necklace.
Cósima Ramírez “If I’m going to inherit this company, I’m going to make it as profitable and established as possible. I want to bring freshness to the brand.”
Cósima Ramírez, at home in Madrid, wears a Valentino dress; Agatha Ruiz de la Prada shoes.
Hair by Luke Hersheson at Art + Commerce; makeup by Gemma Smith-Edhouse at LGA Management. Photography assistants: Jack Day, Rob Willey. Fashion assistants: Garance Chaplain.