“Everyone thinks I’m the dead girl..."
Natalie Westling has only been modeling for six months, but the 17-year-old from Arizona has already landed covetable fashion gigs. The first time she ever strutted the catwalk she was opening Marc Jacobs’ spring/summer 2014 show. The designer was clearly impressed as he later cast her in that season’s campaign. You may recognize her as that fiery red-haired corpse laying next to Miley Cyrus.
“Everyone thinks I’m the dead girl from the Marc Jacobs campaign…,” she said to i-D. “I mean it was cool, having the opportunity to work with David Sims and be in the Marc Jacobs campaign and working with Katie [Grand] and Miley was a huge honor, it was amazing. I had a lot of fun on set, I did get a lot of reactions of like “oh, Natalie’s dead because of Miley,” and all these different things but I still got pretty good press from it.”
So why exactly was Westling asked to lay down?
“Not sure… I guess I was like… sunbathing?” she said. “I don’t know! David was like “lay down and look like you’re sunbathing,” so I guess that’s where they were taking it but no one else saw it that way!”
Sunbathing huh? Sounds like a perfect modeling job to us. Head to i-D to read more about Westling’s neon red mullet and her time spent with Hedi Slimane.