The biggest of them all – FKA Twigs, Getty Images.
THE 10 NEW MUSES YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW
They’re stylish, smart and each one is totally unique – these women are inspiring us in new and exciting ways. Read on as we run through ten of our favourite muses of the moment.
10. SKY FERREIRA
With her brand of hip, fun pop, Sky Ferreira has gained fans by the bucket-loads. And her grunge-meets-glam style and perennial red lips have made her a modern-day icon, with a Jimmy Choo perfume and Saint Laurent campaign under her belt, too.
9. MAISIE WILLIAMS
Maisie has literally grown up on our screens as Arya, the brave and fiery young daughter of the Starks on Game of Thrones. Off-screen, she is vocal on the issues that matter to her, and she does it with fresh-faced panache. Plus, she scored the cover of Dazed magazine earlier this year.
8. YOLANDI VISSER
The iconoclastic frontwoman of South African band Die Antwoord, Yolandi plays by her own style rules, whether that means jumbo contact lenses, customised t-shirts or plenty of neon. She’s caught the eye of everyone from Alexander Wang to filmmaker Neill Blomkamp.
7. AMAL CLOONEY
Her marriage to George Clooney might make her the most envied woman on earth, but her refined elegance and brilliant career as a human rights lawyer mean that she’s got a lot more going on than just a handsome husband.
Grammy award-winning singer Foxes has made a splash in the past year and a half, and her fun, quirky style – think crop tops, hats and high heels – has made her as a musical muse and a fashion icon, fronting the H&M Loves Music campaign this summer.
5. GIGI HADID
Gigi has reached certified muse status thanks to her Californian beach-babe style, as well as her over four million Instagram followers. She may currently be social media’s favourite supermodel, but she’s also the go-to girl for Balmain and Tom Ford.
4. ALMA JODOROWSKY
An icon of French cinema in the making, Alma has style and talent in spades. She’s also a favourite of Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, which is surely the truest measure of the muse in the twenty-first century.
3. NATALIE WESTLING
Natalie mightn’t be the most obvious choice, with her flaming red hair, unusual features and skater style. But the Arizona teenager is one of the most in-demand models right now, with campaigns for Céline, Dior and Marc Jacobs.
2. LAVERNE COX
Laverne has enjoyed a meteoric rise after her role as Sophia inOrange is the New Black, even landing a Time magazine cover under the headline “The Transgender Tipping Point”.
1. FKA TWIGS
She’s got a futuristic sound and some serious moves to match – FKA Twigs is one muse who does it her own way, favouring avant-garde designers for her amazing stage costumes and retaining creative control at all times.