The beautiful offspring of Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger, Georgia May Jagger looks at her growing up years and burgeoning career, and makes it clear she’s going to live life on her own terms. By Gerald Tan. Styled by Windy Aulia. Photographed by Gan.
t is a sunny Friday morning and Georgia May Jagger is standing in front of a gigantic orchid crafted entirely out of paper. “This is so cool,” the 23-year-old exclaims in perfect British public school accent, carefully inspecting the amount of hard work that went into making the huge orchid.
When the photo shoot begins, Georgia casts aside the impish girlishness right on cue, working the orchid like a seasoned pro. At times she channels a ’60s vixen; other times, she curves her body into alluring shapes that call to mind the precise control of a professional dancer. Georgia’s movements are hypnotic and to borrow a line from the Maroon 5 ditty, she “move(s) like Jagger.”
Guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. She’s the scion of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall – two cultural icons who have shaped the music and fashion world as we know today.
Few girls can boast of a rock star father and a supermodel mother like Georgia can. Even fewer can say they’ve spent a better part of their childhood touring with The Rolling Stones. But Jagger and Hall’s youngest daughter is convinced that her life only turned “atypical” after she started modelling.
“Sure, I remember travelling to places with The Rolling Stones, but I’ve actually led a pretty normal life. I mean, I lived outside of London, in the suburbs,” explains Georgia in-between outfit changes. “I come from a very big household. I have so many siblings. We’re taught to be mindful of our surroundings and appreciate school. My parents never allowed their fame to get to our heads. I’ve always known they weren’t your average parents on the street. But to me, it’s different because they’re my family.”
In between shots, Georgia hangs over the monitor screen to study the images and I get a better chance to study her features. She has inherited her father’s signature lips and Hall’s modelesque stature. But a closer look makes it clear that Georgia brings something unique to the table. You can’t just rely on your lineage and pretty looks to get you this far in the fashion industry – if anything, Georgia and her gap tooth smile has launched a thousand cosmetic ranges, not to mention countless bags. In the five years since she started modelling, Georgia has walked the runways of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Mugler, landing coveted endorsement and campaign gigs with brands the likes of Rimmel London, Hudson Jeans, Sonia Rykiel, and Mulberry.
She doesn’t brush away pantry talk that her background has helped her catch the right attention, though. “Obviously, it made people more interested and it opened doors for me. But I don’t think I’d have continued to work if these people hadn’t seen potential in me. This is modelling, after all. You have to be able to sell products. I think a lot of people sometimes think that you can sort of buy your way into the industry, but it’s not that easy.”
Unsurprisingly, Georgia speaks with a maturity beyond her age – a worldly quality she’s gained from living life on the road with The Rolling Stones and growing up in an environment where anyone and everyone from the band’s entourage is family.