Rural NSW export Gabby Dover isn’t so much a face to watch as she is a face to stare at, drool over and wish you could graft onto your own. In April (which was actually only two months ago), she was on the innermost circles of our radar ahead of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, her first runway appearance on home turf despite having walked for Christopher Kane and Victoria Beckham in February.
Now she’s catching on below ground too, at least in this subterranean editorial shot by Nikolay Biryukov for Russia’s SNC magazine. Gabby looks every bit the Lou Doillon/Patti Smith mash-up in goth-couture dresses and pantsuits by Akris, Dries Van Noten and Lanvin, and makes a good start paving the way to offbeat It Girl status in the requisite Acne and Diesel Black Gold.
The shoot was styled by Stella Gosteva, with Marina Keri and Ernesto Montenovo creating equally bold beauty and hair looks respectively. There’s a bit of a Cruella DeVille thing happening here too, which we’re more than okay with.
Images: Fashion Gone Rogue