A multifaceted space invader, documentarian and activist.
Taken from the 10th Birthday Issue of Wonderland.
White cotton blouse JILL STUART, black cotton skirt by RIVER ISLAND, double ring by INEZ AND VINOODH and other rings by FINN
“My family is seventh-generation from Los Angeles, my great grandfather was actually the first Mayor of Santa Monica. I think I lived in 16 different houses growing up, everywhere from Elvis’s old bachelor pad, to living across the street from the old Tate House on Cielo [where the Charles Manson “family” committed the Tate murders in 1969]. I became really obsessed with it.”
Blogger, model, actress, activist, creative director and some-time DJ. We’ve heard it all before, mainly via LinkedIn. But ahead of slapping an “everything and nothing” label on LA-raised polymath Hailey Gates’ brow, it’s worth taking a closer look at her CV. After graduating from NYU in 2012, the playwright and actress worked full-time as an editor at The Paris Review while writing and co-producing a docudrama about a trip to Mars with artist Tom Sachs called A Space Programme. She used up her summer vacation to film scenes for Jonathan Demme’s August release Ricki and the Flash, and starred alongside various other Hollyweird luminaries in Miu Miu’s much-shared fall campaign. Between filming for TNT’s new show Public Morals, and travelling the world investigating women’s rights for a Vice documentary series, Gates’s wall planner is certifiably full-to-bursting.
Photography: Daniyel Lowden
Fashion: Adam Ballheim
Makeup: Charlotte Kraftman USING M.A.C
Words: Courtney Iseman