Ever since she landed a Givenchy exclusive for her first runway season (Fall 2012), New Zealander Ashleigh Good's career has been the envy of every aspiring fashion model. Not only did she walk 64 shows last season (making her the third most in-demand catwalker for Fall 2013), the 21-year-old also opened Fendi and both opened and closed Chanel, cementing her status as Karl Lagerfeld's latest muse. Good then followed her runway success with campaigns for Chanel and MaxMara. And now we're bringing you a first look at her editorial spread and cover for the August/September Issue of the beloved Australian fashion magazine, RUSSH.
"It was exciting to work with Ashleigh, especially after the stellar season she had kickstarted at the shows," says RUSSH Fashion Director Gillian Wilkins. "It was great to work with a 'homegrown' girl experiencing the dream. Just like Karl, we were spellbound with Ashleigh's beauty and individual self.”
The story was photographed by Alex Franco in an abandoned boarding school in Oxfordshire, outside London, and features model Sylvester Henriksen.
Wilkins: "We were inspired by old Peter Hujar images and playing with the theme of glamour around androgyny, cross‐dressing and exaggerated identity, so our characters were scripted as eccentrics who could almost be the same person and fascinated with each other. Ashleigh was always our main star and when Sylvester dropped by for a casting he was instantly the perfect partner for Ashleigh. Glamour, androgyny and eccentricity all molded seamlessly."