Georgia May Jagger for Thierry Mugler Angel
GEORGIA MAY JAGGER
She has her father’s mouth, her mother’s blonde beauty and has just been chosen as the face of Thierry Mugler’s
Georgia May Jagger is a model at the top of her game, dazzling with freshness and exuding confidence
MC: It must be quite moving to follow in your mother’s (Jerry Hall) footsteps as the face of Angel?
Yes. I feel particularly honoured to have been selected by the Mugler house because I never thought that one day I would succeed my mother. It seemed impossible. She had a framed poster of an Angel perfume ad on her dressing-room wall and I used to think, ‘Wow, I could never do as well.’
MC: Was it obvious that you would become a model, with a mother and a sister in the business?
Oh, certainly not! I remember saying, ‘Do not expect me to do this stinking job!’ [Laughs] The work did not interest me at all. I couldn’t see what was gratifying about it. But you know how it goes, I accepted a job, then two, and now here I am… I stopped for a while but I missed it too much. Today, I love this job!
MC: What advice did your mother give you when you started out?
To always be on time for shoots. Punctuality is the virtue of queens, right? Also, to always be nice to others even if they’re not with you. My mother always told me that if someone is aggressive or negative towards you, that person is undoubtedly suffering from heartache you are not aware of. She also taught me to love unconditionally and without limits.
MC: And your father (Mick Jagger)? What advice did he give?
To grow as much as possible. Like him, I travel a lot and early in my career he said, ‘Every time you arrive in a city, find out what there is to see or hear. Don’t waste your time on bulls*** trendy restaurants and boring people. Grow up!’ When we took him to Kenya, he insisted we do treks rather than simply ride around in a 4x4 like tourists. My father is convinced that only curiosity prevents ageing. And he is right because the result is there: he remains extraordinarily young.
MC: You see him often?
As much as I can. He has his tours, I have my modelling assignments. We see each other for family celebrations and some weekends.
MC: What are your beauty tips?
I like going for facials. I drink a lot of water. I’m crazy about mascara and lipstick, both passions passed down by my mother and sister. Other than that, I always wear a moisturiser with sunscreen.
MC: And after a sleepless night?
To be honest, it doesn’t happen very often, fortunately. I spray my face with very cold water – there’s really nothing better.
MC: What do you find most seductive?
Confidence. I often tell my friends that if you can master confidence, there is almost nothing you can’t get. Including love.
MC: What’s your deadliest weapon of seduction?
My sense of humour. It is a trait I inherited from my parents and I’m pretty proud of it. Life is so bloody boring without a good comeback!
MC: Is it difficult to embody beauty?
If you can find and show something hidden and ugly within yourself, you’ll do well at embodying beauty. It’s not a question of difficulty, but rather of being in touch with yourself. I hope I am.
MC: Gap teeth are very fashionable now. Did you ever consider closing the gap when you were younger?
It crossed my mind when I was younger but I dislike the idea of messing with my appearance. I am what I am.The idea of changing my body horrifies me. All this stuff, Botox and all the rest, it’s pretty but it is endless; an uneven battle you cannot win. Time wins every time.
MC: With your generous mouth and great hair, you’ve been compared to Brigitte Bardot. Does that flatter or annoy you?
Annoy? Oh no! It would be pretentious to not be flattered by such a comparison. She is so beautiful. No one today comes close to her.
MC: Are you more city rocker or earth child?
A bit of both. I have a dog and a cat and can envisage living like Bardot with animals in the countryside. I love my dad’s home in France.As a child I went there every August. It was obligatory – but deadly boring when you’re a teen!
RIGHT TOP AND TROUSERS, MUGLER; SHOES, MARNI;
LEFT SILK DRESS, CHANEL