Cora Corre modelling Marc Jacobs Beauty in LOVE magazine
When your grandmother is Vivienne Westwood and your mum Serena Rees founded Agent Provocateur, you’ve got some serious fashion legacy to live up to. Luckily, new model on the block, Cora Corre seems more than capable.
The 16-year-old stars in the latest issue of LOVE magazine, modeling Marc Jacobs’s new cosmetics line – inspired by the rite of passage teenage girls go through putting on make-up. ‘I thought it would be fun to give Cora and her friends the make-up to apply themselves,’ LOVE editor-in-chief Katie Grand told The Evening Standard. ‘Cora’s always loved make-up — ever since she stayed over at our house when she was about 11.’
Vivienne Westwood and Cora Corre at Buckingham Palace
Grand has a well-cemented reputation for creating and champion the hottest new London young ones to watch, so using Cora for her latest ‘Sweetie Issue’ of LOVE is significant. So what do we know about Cora? On the one hand she’s said to be a normal 16-year-old who’s just finished doing GCSES at Bedales school in Hampshire and whose mum insisted she wanted to keep her in Start-rite Mary Jane shoes as long as possible. On the other, she’s just starred in a Stussy campaign and spent her 16th birthday enjoying brunch at the Wolesely wearing a red-strapless gown that was a gift of “granny V”.
Cora Corre at Serena Rees's wedding reception
It’s clear that Cora – who accompanied Westwood to Buckingham Palace to pick up her MBE – has already proved to be a huge influence on her grandmother’s collections. ‘Cora told me about all these groups at school: goths, hippies, girls with computers, and it suits the collection,’ she said backstage of her 2009 designs. All of which leaves us thinking Cora’s got a firm fashion future ahead of her. One we’ll certainly be watching closely…