Remember a period of time not so long ago when Emma Ferrer had peppered news portals everywhere, thanks to her portrayal of her famous grandmother in the recent issue of Harper’s Bazaar? This time, Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter is at it again – only this time she’ll be showing her charms on the runway at the upcoming Paris Fashion Week.
Bearing a startling resemblance to the iconic Hepburn, Ferrer was out of the spotlight for most of her life – until the aforementioned magazine spread happened. Now, all of us just simply can’t stop buzzing about her. Well, who could blame us? Her heritage is a force to reckon with as far as the world is concerned, making her mark as fashion’s new darling a blossoming affair worthy of keeping tabs.
The 20-year-old art student from Florence Academy of Art was personally requested by Lanvin’s creative director Alber Elbaz to walk his Spring Summer 2015 show at Paris Fashion Show. Asked by New York Post how she feels about it, and she reportedly admitted she has butterflies in her stomach.
“I am so nervous, though,” said the tall and lithe Ferrer. “Living in Florence has been amazing, but I am ready to be in New York, where everything is happening. It’s going to be a dream.”
As much as she reveres in the eminence of her familial background, Ferrer knows that a good name is not nearly as important as hard work and dedication, which she is all ready to give.
“I’d like to think my grandmother would be proud of me for other things I’ve accomplished. I was a hard worker at school. I graduated at the top of my class. I don’t know how she would feel about this in particular,” she mused excitedly.
“I would like to become a woman I feel like she was in her strength and compassion, elegance and kindness. Everyone always talks about how kind and down-to-earth she was, you know.”
So does Ferrer truly possess the chops to pull off her glacial moves on the runway? We’ll definitely see. Paris Fashion Week is set to take place next week.