Mar 24, 2016
Who is Hailey Baldwin, fashion's rising star?
Mar 24, 2016
Hailey Baldwin has been snapped up by IMG Models, meaning superstardom is surely within sight for the daughter of Hollywood actor and director Stephen Baldwin. But who exactly is the newest ‘It' model on the scene?
The teenage beauty has just signed a global contract with IMG, the agency that counts Gigi Hadid and Gisele Bundchen on its books. Until now, you might have known Baldwin for being snapped by the paparazzi running around town with her famous group of friends, which includes Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Justin Bieber, but she has been quietly chipping away at her modelling career for some time.
The 19-year-old niece of Alec Baldwin, first started modelling at 16. At 175cm tall she is a little on the diminutive side for the catwalk, but has carved out a strong debut in editorials, first appearing in Tatler in 2014 before going on to make the pages of Miss Vogue, Teen Vogue and Love Magazine last year. She landed the cover of Wonderland's April/May 2015 edition, and also fronted L'Officiel Netherlands's issue of the same month.
Like her BFF Gigi, Baldwin appears to have a close working relationship with US designer Tommy Hilfiger, walking in both his Spring/Summer 2016 and Fall/Winter 2016 shows. She has also hit the catwalk for Philipp Plein and Sonia Rykiel in the past. Her biggest advertising coup to date has been Ralph Lauren's ‘Denim & Supply' Spring 2016 campaign, in which she stars alongside the Brazilian model Thiago Santos.
The model took to Instagram to inform her 4.9 million followers of her new contract - reposting an IMG shot that perfectly showcases her all-American appeal, sporting a choppy blonde bob, blue denims and a white marine-inspired blazer. While her current following might pale in comparison to the stratospheric social media statuses enjoyed by her supermodel friends, there is no doubt that we are about to start seeing a lot more of fashion's new protégée.
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