Say hello to Grace Hartzel. The new and exclusive face of Saint Laurent belongs to this Indianapolis-bred beauty. The model has appeared on only a handful of Chanel and Saint Laurent runways in the last couple of years but the latter’s Creative Director Hedi Slimane has hand-picked Hartzel as his muse and model for the new seasons. With those edgy cheekbones and slightly androgynous other-worldliness, she's an exquisite match for the brand's rocky vibe. Here's why it's time to take notice...
1. She opened and closed the Autumn Winter 2014 shows
On the day of the show, @YSL tweeted 'SAINT LAURENT COLLECTION XI WAS ENTIRELY MADE ON GRACE HARTZEL WHO OPENED AND CLOSED TODAY'S SHOW” j'adore'. And so do we. Apparently the designer fit every louche and sequinned look to Hartzel's slim figure. As well as stalking those presitgious runways and posing for the brand new Pre-Fall campaign, she's modelled Saint Laurent's 'Permanent Collection'. The model has racked up a prolific portfolio at the brand in a very short space of time, quite unheard of for a relatively 'unknown' face - it must be love!
The first and last looks of the Saint Laurent A/W '14 show - Catwalking
2. She is the perfect Saint Laurent girl
That blunt fringe, loose, shaggy waves and kohl-rimmed eyes frame her ethereally pale skin in these sexy images for the Pre-Fall campaign. They're accompanied by a sultry track, 'Why' penned especially for the campaign by singer Miles Kane. Seriously alluring.
3. She wakes up like this
No wonder Hedi loves her...
4. Her career is clearly hotting up editorially
If her Instagram account is anything to go by, she’s been jet-setting a LOT for shoots. St Barths, anyone?
5. Check out Grace's brooding beach-side stroll
It was shot for the Saint Laurent campaign and accompanied by musician Curtis Harding. We're sold. So watch this space because this girl is going to be biiiig.