“There’s no one else out there who looks like her. She personifies joie de vivre. She can reflect what the designer wants but give it her own personality.”
~ Anna Sui, designer
Japan’s uber-popular clothing brand, Moussy, just launched their new Autumn/Winter 2008 campaign! Model, It-girl, and fashion icon Agyness Deyn was featured in the ad. The collection is straight out of LA’s 80’s punk rock scene and seems inspired by Deyn’s own wardrobe. The 5’10” British model first made a name for herself in 2006 and has exploded onto the fashion scene ever since. During the 2007 British Fashion Awards, she was named “Model of the Year”. She’s been on every sought-after magazine cover and runway show while signing lucrative advertising deals from Burberry to Galliano to Hugo Boss. Known for her unique and quirky style, cropped bleach blond hair, and Madonna-esq dark brows, this model-of-the-moment is being heralded as the next Kate Moss. As you know those are big shoes to fill and I’m not so sure that any other model can pull it off. On the other hand, if anyone could do it, it might just be Agyness. Her androgynous physic and daring personal taste is a refreshing change from the Gisele’s of the world. I love Gisele, and she’s stunning but Agyness has that j'ai ne sais pas quoi that elevates her to a different level. I can’t wait to see what else this hipster-fashionista accomplishes, and I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for her on the runways during New York Fashion Week!
Kate, who is usually a standard feature in fashion lists, failed to show in the annual Grazia Best Dressed List while young rival Agyness claimed the top spot.
Grazia Editor Jane Bruton said: "Agyness Deyn had to take the crown. Her influentially eclectic look, trailblazing ability to segue between style personalities and pure fashion nous has had us captivated for months."
Gwyneth Paltrow's sexy re-onvention and sky scraper heels earnt her second place while our favourite city girl Sarah Jessica Parker took third position.
Other entries in the top ten list include women in power- French President's wife Carla Bruni and Roman Abramovich's girlfriend Dasha Zhukova.
While actresses Kate Hudson, Natalie Portman and Maggie Gyllenhaal added some Hollywood glamor to the run down.
The Grazia Top 10 Summer's Best Dressed Stars of 2008:
7- Elle Macpherson / Uma Thurman
Despite her windswept look, the Manchester supermodel still managed to look chic in her high waisted red-check shorts, vest top, black boots and a pair of fluorescent pink socks as she cycled to the shops.
Although Agyness has only recently relocated to the city, it was good to see she was as patriotic as ever as she clutched a Union Jack purse.
Agyness took her funky retro bike, an 'Amsterdam Electra', to Co-op Barneys New York where she returned some black lingerie.
But the model's legs were looking even more battered than normal and were covered in bruises.
It came just weeks after Agyness split from The Paddingtons rocker Josh Hubbard, whom she had dated for four years.
She has since relocated from her Primrose Hill home to be with Albert in New York.
The 25-year-old model began dating the guitarist two months ago following her split from long-term boyfriend Josh Hubbard.
The couple first went public with the romance at the Songwriters Hall of Fame awards gala in New York on 20 June and recently Deyn has reportedly been spotted wearing a diamond ring on her engagement finger.
Representatives for the model and musician have declined to confirm or deny the news.
MORE PHOTOS OF HER NEW LOOK (with ALBERT GUYS!):