Perth native Dempsey Stewart made her catwalk debut opening for the fall 2011 Richard Chai show in New York. The show, cast by Michelle Lee at KCD — who also does the model pickings at Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton (Stewart walked both shows) — was the 18-year-old’s first taste of top modeldom. Stewart’s delicate, angelic features made her a canvas for many of the world’s premier designers, including: Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Dries Van Noten, and Chloe. Soon thereafter, shoots for Dazed & Confused and The New York Times T Style Magazine followed. We talked to Stewart about her weakness for thrift stores, caramel fudge, and fear of slugs.
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