FEAR­LESS FALL

For model BIR­GIT KOS, pulling off the sea­son’s most fan­ci­ful looks is a walk in the park

InStyle (USA) - - Contents - pho­tographed by MATTHEW SPROUT styled by JULIE PELIPAS

Bir­git Kos in a Michael Kors Col­lec­tion trench­coat and turtle­neck Pho­tographed by Matthew Sprout.

There’s a rea­son why Bir­git Kos looks oh so com­fort­able pranc­ing around New York City’s Cen­tral Park in ready-to-wear and heels. The 24-year-old Dutch model, who is based in Switzer­land, is much more in her el­e­ment in the great out­doors than on stuffy run­ways. “I like to be out­side as much as pos­si­ble,” says Kos. “And when­ever I get a break from work, I go straight home to the coun­try­side to hike, camp, walk my dog Akira, and just breathe.” Lately, those lit­tle mo­ments of zen are few and far between. Since Kos was dis­cov­ered at 15 while shop­ping with her par­ents in Am­s­ter­dam, her ca­reer has taken off both on the run­way (Chanel, Max Mara, Moschino) and in buzzy cam­paigns (Giorgio Ar­mani, Tom Ford Beauty). “At first I was re­ally re­laxed about it and thought, ‘OK, I’ll try the mod­el­ing thing for a bit.’ Then when I started get­ting con­tracts, I was like, ‘Holy shit! I can ac­tu­ally do this,’ ” she says. Kos’s big­gest pinch-me mo­ment so far? Starring along­side ac­tor Jamie Dor­nan last year in the steamy cam­paign for Boss the Scent. “I called my mom and said, ‘Do you know who I’m do­ing a com­mer­cial with? What if it’s like Fifty Shades of Grey?’ ” She laughs. “But Jamie is so cool, it wasn’t that way at all.” The ex­pe­ri­ence mo­ti­vated her to think big about her next ca­reer move. “I’d like to fo­cus more on act­ing be­cause it doesn’t have an age limit,” she says. But for now Kos is thank­ful for her day job. “Mod­el­ing has in­spired me to dress up more in my daily life,” she says. “The only thing is you can’t re­ally go hik­ing in Tom Ford.”

AL­BERTA FERRETTI Al­berta Ferretti top and pants. Chris­tian Louboutin heels.

MICHAEL KORS COL­LEC­TION Michael Kors Col­lec­tion trench­coat and turtle­neck.

DOLCE & GABBANA Dolce & Gabbana dress, ear­rings, and pumps. Commando tights.

GIVENCHY Givenchy jacket, shirt, trousers, and belt. Dior necklace. Gucci san­dals.

LOUIS VUIT­TON Louis Vuit­ton top, skirt, and ear­rings.

VALENTINO Valentino cape and dress. Fendi boots.

FENDI Fendi dress and body­suit.

DIOR Dior jacket, pants, bag, socks, and shoes.

GUCCI Gucci top, pants, and bag. Hair: Shinya Nak­a­gawa for Artlist. Makeup: Lisa Houghton for Home Agency. Man­i­cure: Honey for Exposure NY. Pro­duc­tion: Sis­ter Pro­duc­tions.

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