Emma Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn's Granddaughter, Goes To Art School, Speaks Four Languages, Walks in Lanvin's Runway Show — NBD
Paris Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow, and rumor has it, it's prepared to welcome a very special guest. Emma Ferrer is a 21-year-old art student, lives in Florence (though is about to relocate to New York City), and will be making her runway debut in Lanvin's Spring 2015 show. And she's Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter. No big deal.
Ferrer introduced herself to the fashion world when she graced the cover of Harper's Bazaar this September. The Florence Academy of Art student posed for several editorial shots channeling her famous grandmother. And I suppose she enjoyed her time in front of the camera, because when Lanvin's creative director Alber Elbaz asked her to walk in the show, she accepted. "I am so nervous, though," Ferrer told the New York Post.
We don't think she has much to be anxious about. She won the genetic lottery with her grandmother's classic beauty, but bonus, she's got the height. Though 5'7" Hepburn wasn't short, Ferrer, at 5'10" is a presence hard to overlook. Even more intriguing, Ferrer doesn't seem fazed by her famous roots, evidenced by the fact that she's managed to make it to her twenties without stepping foot in the spotlight. She's self-described as studious, she studies classical painting, and she speaks four languages. Here's to a new definition of a triple-threat.
Though she aspires to a career in the arts and would like to sign with a modeling agency, Ferrer isn't stopping there. She's moving to Manhattan this December to continue her education when her academy opens a branch in Jersey City. Ferrer joins a select list of celebrities who have famously combined their desire for education with their passion for the arts, including Emma Watson, who recently graduated from Brown, Natalie Portman, who majored in psychology at Harvard, and Dakota Fanning, who currently attends NYU.
Ferrer's debut could usher in a new generation, a new freshman class of the fashion set, one that combines art, education, culture, and intellect. What does a renaissance woman look like in 2014? Well, I think we're about to find out.
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