Sunday 18 February 2018

This Irish model just got the seal of approval from Vogue for her red hair

Model Lorna Foran. Picture: Instagram
Model Lorna Foran. Picture: Instagram
Lorna Foran walks the runway during Miu Miu Cruise Collection show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Miu Miu)
Lorna Foran walks the runway during the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Lorna Foran presents a creation by Miu Miu during the women's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on March 7, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
Lorna Foran for Maison Margiela during the women's Fall-Winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris on March 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
Lorna Foran presents a creation for fashion house Gucci during the Women's Fall/Winter 2017/2018 fashion week, on February 22, 2017 in Milan. / AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images
Irish model Lorna Foran walks for Gucci at Milan Fashion Week
Lorna Foran walks the runway during the Maison Margiela Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 6, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)
Lorna Foran presents a creation by Jean Paul Gaultier during the 2016-2017 fall/winter Haute Couture collection fashion show on July 6, 2016 in Paris. / AFP / BERTRAND GUAY
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Irish model Lorna Foran has been given the Vogue treatment.

Independent.ie Style readers are no stranger to the  26-year-old from Kildare, who we have been not-so-silently championing since she burst onto the scene two years ago; but the international style bible has officially taken note.

Lorna Foran presents a creation for fashion house Gucci during the Men and Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Lorna Foran presents a creation for fashion house Gucci during the Men and Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

American Vogue's website profiled the rising star on Wednesday after yet another successful turn walking for Gucci at Milan Fashion Week. She was first handpicked by the Italian fashion house to exclusively walk for them in early 2016 and since, she has walked for Miu Miu, Prada, Marc Jacobs and Christopher Kane - name a designer and she has likely worked with them over the last 12 months.

Over the last two weeks, she has walked in New York and London, flew straight to Milan and is lined up to feature in Paris next week.

But its her red hair that is her USP, something Vogue praises with appropriate aplomb. "Model Lorna Foran's Red Hair Is Gucci Runway–Approved—and Made for MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick," the headline reads, while tracing the turning point moment in her career as a photoshoot with photographer Harley Weird, who encouraged her to embrace her natural beauty: no self tanner.

"Harley didn’t [like me to wear] a lot of makeup. She focused on the fact that I look more unusual, [and that] made me look at things differently. Now I don’t mind my red cheeks. I don’t even notice them," she told them.

It's not the first time Foran has appeared in the prestigious pages of Vogue as she appeared in both the British and Ukrainian versions this year alone.

But the big reveal from the interview is that she isn't a natural redhead- she "even forgets" that her hair is naturally brown. With the news that Victoria's Secret has cast its first red-haired model (Alexina Graham), it's officially having a moment.

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