Her close-cropped coif may be deceiving, but Grace Bol is a full-blown girly girl. “I’d much rather be in a beautiful gown than jeans and a T-shirt,” says the 21-year-old Sudanese model, who’s repped by Major. And lucky for her, that’s just what she’s been wearing lately, having appeared in the fall shows of L’Wren Scott, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood and Tracy Reese. The 5-foot-10 Bol moved to the States with her family as a child and was discovered in a mall in Kansas City when she was 19. Her favorite part of modeling so far? “Having my makeup done backstage,” she says. Girly girl, indeed.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"