It’s buzzcut season for Hedi Slimane.
There’s nothing like a new haircut to get people talking – or if you’re a rising model with mesmerising elfin features like Ruth Bell – to get yourself booked for all the mega shows. The 19-year-old model, who shaved off her fair locks for an Alexander McQueen shoot by David Sims, has found herself opening for Max Mara, and walking for major Italian houses like Gucci, Versace, Pucci and Etro.
Now Bell, who is signed with her twin sister May to Elite, has taken her buzzcut to Saint Laurent for its cruise 2016 campaign, in a series of moody, black and white images shot by Hedi Slimane. Known for his ability to handpick models that embody the essence and vision of his brand, Bell and her punk-spirited look follows in the footsteps of Freja Beha Erichsen, Marianne Faithful and Courtney Love. What’s next for the young model? With buzzcuts opening and closing shows from Vuitton to Phillip Plein, the sky is the limit!