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Jessica Stam

 An inspiration to Marc Jacobs and championed by Steven Meisel, doll-faced Jessica Stam led the way for The New Crop. Standing five feet, 11 inches, the girl from Canada has been shot by Karl Lagerfeld, Corinne Day and Steven Klein, and done time as the face of Dior, Bvlgari and Giorgio Armani – Jacobs even named a bag for her. She dated a Chilli Pepper, has a thing for Frank Ol’-Blue-Eyes Sinatra, and peanut butter and jam sandwiches, they’re her meal of choice. A RUSSH muse forever, there will never be another like Stam.

CERRUTI dress; BESS vest and shoes; vintage t-shirt from Screaming Mimi's; ANNDRA NEEN collar; AMERICAN APPAREL socks.
CERRUTI dress; BESS vest and shoes; vintage t-shirt from Screaming Mimi's; ANNDRA NEEN collar; AMERICAN APPAREL socks.
Shirt from Screaming Mimi's; jeans from Grandma Takes a Trip; AMERICAN APPAREL lace bodysuit; customised CONVERSE shoes; MANIAMANIA collar; ANNDRA NEEN bangle; AMERICAN APPAREL socks.
Shirt from Screaming Mimi's; jeans from Grandma Takes a Trip; AMERICAN APPAREL lace bodysuit; customised CONVERSE shoes; MANIAMANIA collar; ANNDRA NEEN bangle; AMERICAN APPAREL socks.

“When Steven Meisel called me his muse and wouldn’t let me shoot with anyone else, it made me feel so special and taught me so much about the industry.”

CÉLINE vest and pants; LAUREN MANOOGIAN necklace; 
WENDY NICHOL earrings; customised velvet.
CÉLINE vest and pants; LAUREN MANOOGIAN necklace; WENDY NICHOL earrings; customised velvet.

When are you happiest? When I have downtime to see my family. What is the one habit you just can’t break? Throwing my clothes on the floor. You grew up with six brothers – what was the best/worst thing about this? We fought a lot when I was younger, they used to tease me because I was the only girl. Now they’re my best friends and we couldn’t be closer. Growing up, who was on the posters on your walls? I liked Mariah Carey, TLC and the Smashing Pumpkins. If you had your time over, would you do anything differently? I have no regrets! What surprises you? People.

ELISE OVERLAND top; ISABEL MARANT top; RICHARD CHAI Love pants; ELECTRIC FEATHERS belt; WENDY NICHOL earrings.
ELISE OVERLAND top; ISABEL MARANT top; RICHARD CHAI Love pants; ELECTRIC FEATHERS belt; WENDY NICHOL earrings.
PROENZA SCHOULER top; RUE DU MAIL dress; RICHARD CHAI Love pants; customised cheesecloth.
PROENZA SCHOULER top; RUE DU MAIL dress; RICHARD CHAI Love pants; customised cheesecloth.
LOVER dress.
LOVER dress.

“Not many people know that I grew up on a farm and still love the country so much. I am not a city girl.”

MIU MIU jacket; Stam’s own t-shirt;
MARK FAST dress; ALAÏA shoes; MANIAMANIA choker.
MIU MIU jacket; Stam’s own t-shirt; MARK FAST dress; ALAÏA shoes; MANIAMANIA choker.
BURBERRY jacket; BESS vest; CERRUTI dress; Stam’s own t-shirt; ANNDRA NEEN collar; WENDY NICHOL earrings.
BURBERRY jacket; BESS vest; CERRUTI dress; Stam’s own t-shirt; ANNDRA NEEN collar; WENDY NICHOL earrings.

First impressions … Should not be taken at face value. I couldn’t live without … My friends. I keep fit by … Running outside. My favourite food is … Peanut butter and jam. To unwind after a hard day’s work I like to … Hang out with my friends and relax. My pin-up boy is … Frank Sinatra. My beauty routine consists of … Washing my face and moisturising every day. On the runway, I’m thinking about … The clothes. When I see myself on screen… It’s funny. My hometown is… Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. My biggest indulgence in life is … Spending money on my dog. My wardrobe consists of … Three overflowing closets and a standing rack.

ALAÏA vest, leggings and belt; vintage t-shirt from Cream on Crown; leather cap from Screaming Mimi's; MIANSAI bracelets (worn throughout); LAUREN MANOOGIAN necklaces.
ALAÏA vest, leggings and belt; vintage t-shirt from Cream on Crown; leather cap from Screaming Mimi's; MIANSAI bracelets (worn throughout); LAUREN MANOOGIAN necklaces.
CHRISTOPHER KANE cardigan; vest and vintage t-shirt from Screaming Mimi's; RICHARD CHAI LOVE pants; belt from Grandma Takes a Trip.
CHRISTOPHER KANE cardigan; vest and vintage t-shirt from Screaming Mimi's; RICHARD CHAI LOVE pants; belt from Grandma Takes a Trip.

“I get influences from everywhere. People on the street in Paris, designers, other models … It’s really easy for me because there’s style all around me.”

BERNHARD WILLHELM top; 
3.1 PHILLIP LIM dress;
ISABEL MARANT top; 
WENDY NICHOL earrings; 
customised fabrics.
BERNHARD WILLHELM top; 3.1 PHILLIP LIM dress; ISABEL MARANT top; WENDY NICHOL earrings; customised fabrics.

PHOTOGRAPHY Will Davidson @ MAP
FASHION Stevie Dance
MODEL Jessica Stam @ IMG
HAIR Arima @ Frank Reps
MAKEUP Chihos Omae @ Frank Reps
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS Scott Lyle, Jochem Sanders
STYLIST’S ASSISTANTS Clare Byrne, Haesther Libbey, Rory McDonough, Jessica Mycock

Production Mateusz Lilpop @ ML Productions.