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Agyness Deyn biography

Agyness Deyn at the 2007 British Fashion Awards

Agyness Deyn

Agyness Deyn (she changed her real name Laura Hollins to be more memorable), has a touch of the Cinderella about her - not too far in the distant past she was working in a fish and chip shop in Manchester.
 
Her best friend is fashion maverick Henry Holland, designer of House of Holland, with whom she was walking in Kentish Town when she was spotted by Models 1. In November 2006 she was on the cover of Vogue Italia and, in June 2007, British Vogue and then, in 2008, Time magazine.
 
• High street giant Zara has ordered mannequins based on Agyness Deyn's image
• Her mother is a Reiki healer
• She flies a Union Jack on the back of her bicycle
 
Agyness Deyn's bleached cropped hair and steady gaze peered out of the Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Gold by Giles Deacon at New Look campaigns all at once (she replaced Drew Barrymore in the latter). She is one of the new crop of supermodels. She has the all important X-factor which is her own beatnik sense of style - a bit mod, or a bit punk - it's all a bit new and different. She is currently living in New York.
 
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