agyness deyn makes a catwalk comeback at saint laurent
Aggy returns to the runway four years after retiring.
As well as the Backstreet Boys, S Club 7, The Libertines and John Galliano, last year saw the return of Gemma Ward into our lives and it made us super nostalgic for the noughties. This season once again dove into the not so distant past as bleached-blonde poster girl for noughties punk/model of the moment/model-turned-celebrity/this charming Manc, Agyness Deyn, strode down the Saint Laurent catwalk as if she'd never left.
The last time we saw Aggy on the runway was at Giles' spring/summer 11 show. After retiring from modeling at the age of 29, she spent the next four years out of the public eye and away from the party pages of gossip magazines, and concentrated on her own fashion line Title A, and breaking into the acting world (she has four films in the pipeline for release next year). Although all brilliant achievements, we're chuffed Hedi Slimane got her back on her old stomping ground for Saint Laurent spring/summer 16. Having grown out her pixie crop and returned to her natural hair color, Agyness slotted in perfectly with Slimane's grungy girl gang. Slimane has long been a supporter of our Aggy, having photographed her previously for Vogue and his own online diary.
Prada spring/summer 15 might have been a one-off for Gemma, but we've got all our fingers and toes crossed that this isn't the last we see of Miss Deyn on the catwalk.
Text Felicity Kinsella
Photography Mitchell Sams