Into temptation. Raised in the Netherlands and an Aries by the stars, our ‘Desire’ issue muse Birgit Kos is all ice and fire. Scouted at 15, she made her runway debut for Dolce & Gabbana before exclusively opening for Miu Miu’s SS 17 collection. Her resume reads like an industry who’s who: Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Chanel and Celine – she’s walked them all. But it was the king of seduction, Tom Ford, who made her the face of his beauty empire. A visual chameleon (lest we forget her signature crop we all coveted) she’s transformed before the lenses of Lindbergh, Sorrenti and Slimane, and harbours dreams of one day being an actor. Her love language? “Italian.” Humour? “Dry.” Her personality? “Direct.” And we love a woman who knows just what she wants.