Meet the New Girl: Coco Young Is Ryan McGinley’s Protégé

14Jun10

If you run in that circle, you already know Coco Young is the toast of the art world. The New York–born, Marseille-raised beauty got her big break when photographer Ryan McGinley personally requested to work with her on several personal and professional fashion projects in 2008. A year later, she starred in KT Auleta’s short film Run Around, sat for painter John Currin (her portrait was later featured at the Metropolitan Opera Gallery), and was shot by both Dana Lauren Goldstein and Richard Kern. The precocious 20-year-old accomplished all this on her own merit. No major agency, no agent, nothing. But, now that the Eric Rohmer fanatic has signed with Wilhelmina, she’s crossing over to fashion in a big way (like walking in Marc Jacobs’s fall 2010 show and shooting up a storm for some very directional magazines). We’d hate to call Coco an “It” girl, but the truth is she’s having a moment and it’s hard not to notice.

via The Cut: New York Magazine’s Fashion Blog.

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