Beyond Here Lies Nothing

In 1986, we asked Bob Dylan, the perennial icon of '60s cool, a few seemingly simple questions about his inspirations, regrets, favorite games, and even his last slice of pizza. The premise was straightforward: "Sometimes a simple shopping list can be more revealing than a person's life story." Thirty years later, we're presenting a similar set of questions to some of the most interesting models in fashion today. 

Andreea Diaconu

Originally from Romania, Andreea Diaconu has been modeling on-and-off for more than half her life. 

Lineisy Montero

"I am a very introverted person," explains model Lineisy Montero.

Yuka Mannami

Japanese model Yuka Mannami would like to be her own boss. 

Hoyeon Jung

Hoyeon Jung made her American runway debut at Opening Ceremony last September.

Freja Beha Erichsen

Since she began modelling over a decade ago in 2005, Denmark's Freja Beha Erichsen has become an industry icon. 

Lou Schoof

"When I was a child, I compared a lot to people around me and wished I could live their lives," recalls German model Lou Schoof. 

Hana Jirickova

Czech model Hana Jirickova says she is inspired by "Mother Nature."

Ysaunny Brito

"I'm a simple island girl in a big city trying to make it," says model Ysaunny Brito.

Issa Lish

Model Issa Lish jokes that she aspires to be "Mariah Carey's emergency contact."

Monika Jac Jagaciak

Monika "Jac" Jagaciak started her modeling career early.

Jamie Bochert

Jamie Bochert first caught the fashion industry's eye in the early ‘00s with her Patti Smith-esque looks, but she's far more than a doppelgänger. She's now known for both her modeling work and musicianship, and performs under the name Francis Wolf.

Jordan Barrett

"I'm good being myself," says Jordan Kale Barrett—and why wouldn't he be? 

Hanne Gaby Odiele

"I can find inspiration in pretty much anything or anyone," says Hanne Gaby Odiele. "Especially if it's something that was never meant to inspire; a mistake perhaps."

Sarah Brannon

"Growing up, I always wanted to be a model. I was always that weird girl in school. I was always made fun of; I was never that beautiful," Sarah Brannon told us when she interviewed Koché designer Christelle Kocher last year.

Drake Burnette

Drake Burnette studied art history at the University of Texas.

Toni Garrn

German model Antonia "Toni" Garrn describes herself as "a hyper, impatient, ambitious, and happy gypsy."

Nadja Bender

Danish model Nadja Bender isn't resting on her laurels.

Dree Hemingway

Dree Hemingway would like to be a "Wes Anderson character."

Londone Myers

"Have you ever seen Stranger Things?" writes model Londone Myers when we send her our questionnaire. "That show you keep telling yourself you'll watch after work because other people LOVE it, but you never get to it...I am the upside down faced emoji of fashion."

Marjan Jonkman

"I've got a lot of nicknames," says model Marjan Jonkman. "For non-Dutch people, my name is hard to pronounce. My favorites are Marji or March."

Maria Borges

Ask model Maria Borges to describe herself, and she'll succinctly summarize: "I'm Maria Borges, a model with long legs and short afro hair from Africa Angola." 

Harleth Kuusik

Harleth Kuusik says her greatest adventure was moving to New York at 16 years old. 

Catherine McNeil

Australian model Catherine McNeil began modeling at age 14, and since being discovered by Mario Testino 10 years ago, has been a print publication staple.

Amanda Googe

Amanda Googe says she's "still figuring out" who she is. 

Angelica Erthal

"I am a Sagittarian with strange tastes, and a total family person," says Brazilian model Angelica Erthal.

Selena Forrest

"I always want to be comfortable being myself," emphasizes Selena Forrest. 

Meghan Collison

"I like being me," says Canadian model Meghan Collison. 

Fernanda Ly

Fernanda Ly wants to be "someone who can make [her] parents proud, someone who is comfortable in their own skin." 

Kasia Struss

Ten years ago, Polish model Kasia Struss participated in her first Paris Fashion Week.

Katlin Aas

Model Katlin Aas is inspired by "people in their purest and most raw essence." 

Jos├ęphine Le Tutour

When Joséphine LeTutour introduces herself, the Brittany native is charmingly direct.



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