We shoot the beautiful Cora Corré – a girl a lot more than Vivienne Westwood’s granddaughter
Cora wears make-up by NARS
Cora Corré arrives on set in jeans, a T-shirt and a hoodie. With a big bag hanging on one shoulder and trainers at her feet, she looks a lot like most 17-year-olds – except she isn’t. Daughter of Agent Provocateur founders Joseph Corré and Serena Rees, and granddaughter of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, Cora has grown up surrounded by everyone from Kate Moss to Love‘s Katie Grand, who are frequent guests at her house.
Dress Jada, Feathered wool cape Red Vatican, Shoes Rose Agnew, Bag Artessorio, Earrings D&G, Turban Vintage
That, and the many recommendations of her agent, is probably the reason why we all feel like we’re being lent a very precious gem that will need to be returned absolutely intact after the shoot. But Cora’s calm attitude and friendliness make us forget her roots, she’s the kind of girl you instantly want to be your best friend.
Make-up NARS, Lipstick Lancôme
Cora’s career has been taken care of by an agent for about two months now, but even before signing with Next Management she had been modelling since early childhood: “I did my first catwalk when I was about four,” says Cora. Not that an early start in the modelling industry has meant she always prefers style over substance. When it comes to the ingredients required to make a good model, for Cora it’s all about content of character: “Personality is the most important thing, and it’s great when this comes through in the photos.” It’s a profile she certainly fits and having done both editorial and catwalk modelling, even at her young age she is confident about what she prefers: “I’ve enjoyed every shoot I’ve done for different reasons. Everyone gets along with everyone and there’s a very friendly and nice environment.”
Wool crop top Jada, Linen and leather trousers Aimee Knight, Shoes Silvia Fado
A home girl at heart, Cora credits her family as inspiration. “I’m inspired by everyone in my family to an extent, and for very different reasons. They are all individuals and they have done incredible things.” And despite always having realised that her grandma was no average granny, she has never placed any importance on who her relatives were to anyone else. “Your family is always going to be special for you because they are yours,” she says.
Chemisier dress Cadaver
While Cora is not sure what she will be doing in the future there is one thing she’s certain of: “I would like to achieve something I am passionate about, although I might not have found what it is just yet.”
Model: Cora Corré @ Next
Photographer: Nicky Johnston
Stylist and Words: Carlotta Buosi
Make-up and Hair: Carl Stanley
Assistant: Matt Monfredi