Diane von Furstenberg has cast her 18-year-old granddaughter Talita in her eponymous label’s latest campaign – and it looks like the newcomer might be set for big things in the fashion industry.
The model shows off the brand’s trademark prints in the first collection since Jonathan Saunders stepped down and Nathan Jenden came back on board as creative director.
Taking to Instagram before the big reveal, Diane told the story behind how she and Jenden chose Talita as their muse for the new season.
“10 years ago we showed during PITTI in Florence,” Diane wrote. “We showed in the largest private garden and spent a week in that beautiful villa. My granddaughter Talita was nine and asked to come along. I agreed but told her she would have to work! She did. She helped with every detail and we had a great time. A decade later, Nathan and I invited her to be out muse. She shot all day and is a pro.”
Talita certainly looks like a natural in the images, which make up DVF’s Autumn/Winter 2018 lookbook. This is not her first foray into modelling. She walked for Dolce & Gabbana last season and has also appeared in numerous fashion magazines as a teenager, including for the likes of Tatler and Teen Vogue.
“The spirit of DVF and its emotional connection to women is more relevant today than ever before,” Jenden said of the shoot. “DVF and TVF are both inspirational women across generations – beautiful, brave and ready for anything.”
If she's anything like her grandmother, Talita is about to take the fashion industry by storm.