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Agyness Deyn on Her Changing Hair and Vivienne Westwood

Agyness Deyn Spills on Her First Campaign and Her Ever-Changing Hair


Meeting your idols can be exhilarating, but Agyness Deyn told us she wasn't exactly a smooth operator the first time she met Dame Vivienne Westwood, with whom she did her first major ad campaign.

"That was before I've done Vogue or anything — I was 19," Deyn said of the ad. "I loved Vivienne. I remember that was one of the first shows I ever did. She's from up north, right where I'm from. I just remember telling her, 'I'm from where you're from!' while she was in the middle of styling someone during the show, and she was like, 'Oh, OK.'"

Deyn, who recently collaborated on a '90s-grunge-influenced capsule collection with Dr. Martens, says her personal style isn't just limited to her wardrobe and is highly reflective of her mood.

"It really depends on how I'm feeling. Especially with my hair, shaving it and dying it black, then I dyed it orange," she said. "It's something that I like to express in addition to the way I dress." And what was she expressing when she got that buzz cut? "I was just like, let's get it all off. I've done that all the way through growing up. You just get to the point of shaving it all off, and I've gone through years where I dye it, shave it, grow it out, and have fun with it all over again."

— Additional reporting by Chi Diem Chau

Photo courtesy of Dr. Martens

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