by Rory Evans
Stretch silk and tulle Leggero blouse, Malandrino ($950). catherinemalandrino.com. Velour hat, Patricia Underwood ($495). Mayda Cisneros, 4102 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305-448-5848. Pave-diamond bombe ring, Graff (price upon request). Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-993-1212
Hilary Rhoda, age 22
Signature look: Dark hair, blue eyes, thick eyebrows. “The comparisons to Brooke Shields must be because of the eyebrows. When I was younger, my mother was always like, ‘Don’t pluck your eyebrows!’ I think I did it once. And she would still yell at me if I did.”
She knew she’d made it when: “At my first shows in Paris, my bag was next to [Coco Rocha’s and Carmen Kass’—that was pretty cool.”
Favorite shoot: “Steven Meisel is the sickest photographer. Every shoot I’ve done with him has been something crazy. We were on a Hollywood back lot that looks like New York City, in full winter garb and sweating. We shot at an airport set where the models were meant to be terrorists.”
photography by Cliff Watts; makeup by tyron machhausen at art department; hair by keith carpenter at the wall group
AG Jeans design director Mark Wiesmayr and stylist Jeanann Williams on denim's cultural footprint.