She made her fashion debut as a baby, when supermodel mum Kristen carried her in her arms down the Chanel runway. An unconventional beauty with a powerful pout, McMenamy leads a new gen of models shaking up how the industry represents youth. After opening Jeremy Scott’s fast food-inspired Moschino debut (and going straight to the afterparty in her Budweiser ball gown), she slipped back into the collection for Dazed’s autumn issue, donning a red wig and declaring herself Ronald McMenamy – “much more chic!”
You’ve won the lottery – what’s the first thing you buy?
Lily McMenamy: I’d throw a massive, decadent party in London with all my mates. Prince would perform in stilettos and champagne would overflow from those glasses shaped like Marie Antoinette’s breast... I think.
Do you know all the words to the national anthem?
Lily McMenamy: No, but I do like “La Marseillaise”.
If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?
Lily McMenamy: Germaine Greer. Or Peter Sarsgaard. I quite fancy him.
Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
Lily McMenamy: No. Nor can I wink or click my fingers! I can, however, make my pupils vibrate.
What was your first job?
Lily McMenamy: It was actually walking up and down the runway for Saint Laurent.
What scares you and why?
Lily McMenamy: Count Olaf, because you really never can get away from him.
What do you do most in your free time?
Lily McMenamy: Drift, wander, watch...
Tell us something about you that people didn’t know.
Lily McMenamy: I’m really fucking cool.
Lead image from Dazed's Autumn 2014 issue. Lily McMenamy wears all clothes and accessories by Moschino AW14
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