Iris Law: Jude Law’s revolutionary daughter taking the fashion industry by storm
At 22, the model is a rising star. He has already participated in campaigns and fashion shows for the biggest brands in the world.
Fashion weeks are always events full of surprises. One of the most recent took place in a former nuclear fallout shelter in Paris, France, where Alexandre Vauthier’s haute couture show took place on January 24. In the end, all eyes were on Iris Law, daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost, who walked the runway in the latest – and most stunning – look from the collection.
At the age of 22, the young woman made her debut on the haute couture scene and left her guests spellbound. She wore a sculptural velvet dress, detailed in trompe l’oeil sequins, puffy sleeves and bare shoulders. As soon as the presentation was over, with the French brand’s proposals for the hot season of 2023, the pop-up model became the focus of the conversation.
With this moment, Iris consolidated the work she has been doing for the last few years. In fact, it can be said that her debut as a model was made when she was only two years old, when she posed with her parents for the pages of British “Vogue”, in 2002.
Between Lily-Rose Depp, Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber, seeing celebrity daughters become models on this circuit was common. Many people describe the rise of these talents as “nepotism”, questioning the meritocracy and privilege of each of these young women. And Iris is no exception to the rule.
When she made her debut at the age of 16, in a Miu Miu campaign, the model was already a big hit on social media. The number of followers was due, in large part, to the weight of the nickname. But it was enough to go through the Instagram posts in the lookbook of the Italian label, next to Taylor Hill, one of the former Victoria’s Secret Angels.
Four years later, in 2020, he was invited by the same brand to walk the runway at the presentation of the autumn-winter collection. Ahead of this catwalk debut, the Brit asked Kaia Gerber, daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, for tips on how to act on the catwalk to show confidence – but the anxiety was still there.
“Everything I rehearsed was of little use,” he told the Evening Standard publication. “I was so nervous. My legs were really shaking but it was so amazing and it felt great. This was my dream come true.”
Several appearances for brands such as Roberto Cavalli, JW Anderson and Missoni followed. In between, he was the face of campaigns for Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Versace and Moschino — several industry giants bet on his talent.
However, the model underwent a drastic transformation, which helped her step out of her father’s shadow. Iris chose a short and bold haircut, for her role as Soo Catwoman in the 2022 miniseries “Pistol” and began to experiment more with his personal style — swapped bows and flowers for vibrant colors, bold textures and sharp cuts.
“With my new hair, I feel that my appearance represents and defines my personality better. It facilitates my expression through my style,” she told Vogue Hong Kong, where she was covered two decades after appearing in the North American edition.
This distinct identity, in addition to the confidence she exudes, has earned the youngster the title of girl. She continues to have a strong social media presence, with 700,000 Instagram followers, a factor that has led brands to see Iris as an asset — she became an ambassador for Dior Beauty, for example.
Outside of the catwalk or the digital world, he continues to express his taste for fashion through design. As she enjoys knitting and weaving, she is studying textile design at Central Saint Martins, one of the UK’s most renowned art schools.
As for the possibility of starting out as a stylist, it’s something he doesn’t rule out: “I want to discover my style before showing it to the world, but design-wise I don’t know yet if that’s reserved. for me,” he also told the Asian publication.
Click through the gallery to see images of Iris Law’s style evolution, as well as some of her most important moments.
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