Willow Hand

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Willow Hand
Born
Alexandra Hand

circa (1998-12-19) December 19, 1998 (age 20)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationFashion model
Years active2015–present
Modeling information
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Agency
  • The Lions (New York, Los Angeles)
  • Oui Management (Paris)
  • Monster Management (Milan)
  • The Hive Management (London)
  • New Version Model Management (Hernando)[1]

Alexandra "Willow" Hand is an American fashion model. She is best known for opening Prada's A/W fashion show at 16 years old[2][3][4] and walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018.[5]

Early life[edit]

Willow Hand was born and grew up in Florida; she was scouted at the age of 12 while helping out in her parents store.[6]

Career[edit]

Her first fashion show was opening for Prada for whom she was a debut exclusive at the Autumn/Winter 2015 Milan Fashion Week.[7] The following week, she was at Paris Fashion Week where she walked for Miu Miu.[4]

In 2015 she was named by Elle Magazine as one of eight breakout stars.[8] She was listed as one of fifteen up-and-coming American models to watch.[9]

She has walked the runway for Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Anna Sui, Valentino,Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi, Alexander McQueen, Vera Wang, Diane von Fürstenberg, Zac Posen, Tory Burch, Carolina Herrera, Prabal Gurung, John Galliano, Thakoon, Sonia Rykiel, Missoni, Oscar De La Renta, Tommy Hilfiger,[10] Victoria Beckham, Chloé, Rochas, Jil Sander, Fausto Puglisi, Fay, Paco Rabanne, Maison Margiela, DSquared2, MSGM, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Giambattista Valli, Roberto Cavalli, Francesco Scognamiglio, No 21, Mary Katrantzou, Michael Kors, Rodarte, and Topshop.[11]

She has done campaigns for Prada, Anna Sui, Bottega Venetta, Zara,[12] Benetton, Jill Stuart and Victoria's Secret Pink. Hand was chosen to be featured by Free People as a Muse and shot for their catalogue.[13]

She has been in editorials for Vogue Paris, British Vogue, Vogue Italia, Teen Vogue, Vogue Russia, Vogue Japan, Vogue Ukraine, Vogue China, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Spain, Vogue Thailand, Allure, Russh, Garage, Dazed, Numero Tokyo, and In Print magazine.

In 2018, she walked for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2018.[5]

Her look has been compared to that of a Disney princess.[14][15][16]

Personal life[edit]

She plays the ukulele, guitar, piano and sings; she is interested in becoming a theatre actress.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Willow Hand - Model".
  2. ^ "Why Prada's Model Casting Matters".
  3. ^ Dazed (April 13, 2015). "The models you need to know now".
  4. ^ a b https://www.elle.com.au/fashion/model-watch-8-breakout-stars-you-need-to-know-now-9071
  5. ^ a b "Every Model Confirmed to Walk in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show". Harper's BAZAAR. November 2, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Watch This Face: Willow Hand". Harper's BAZAAR. August 22, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "MDC Selects: Willow Hand - Of The Minute".
  8. ^ "Model Watch: 8 Breakout Stars You Need to Know Now". March 30, 2015.
  9. ^ "15 Up-and-Coming American Models to Watch".
  10. ^ McCall, Tyler. "All Your Favorite Models Were on Tommy Hilfiger's Runway".
  11. ^ FashionModelDirectory.com, The FMD -. "Willow Hand - Fashion Model - Models - Photos, Editorials & Latest News - The FMD". The FMD - FashionModelDirectory.com.
  12. ^ "Zara TRF is giving you the Seventies experience you always wanted".
  13. ^ "Free People - March 2018 Catalog - Models - Shop". March 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Dolce and Gabbana's Fall Show Was a Full-On Fashion Fairy Tale".
  15. ^ "11 Girls Whose Magnetic Beauty Doesn't Fail to Turn Heads on the Street". March 15, 2018.
  16. ^ "Watch This Face: Willow Hand". August 22, 2016.
  17. ^ Fenton, Ben Toms,Emily Gaynor,Beth. "Get To Know Fashion's New Darling, Willow Hand".