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Binx Walton


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Leona “Binx” Walton’s androgynous edge paired with her offbeat, devil-may-care attitude sets her apart from the crowd. Nicknamed after a Star Wars character, this coltish American breakout has starred in campaigns for brands like Céline and Balmain.

The Tennessee-born model was catapulted into the industry’s awareness when she landed the coveted Céline campaign opposite Daria Werbowy for Spring/Summer 2014. This season she built upon her rising profile by landing three key campaigns: Chanel, Balmain and Coach.

In addition to her campaign work, she has worked with some of fashion’s top photographers, including Tim Walker , David Sims and Willy Vandeperre, appearing in British and French Vogue, Another Magazine, Love and i-D magazine; and walked for heavy hitters such as Chanel, in its most recent couture show, Prada, Louis Vuitton and many more.

First discovered at a swimming pool, Walton received her distinctive moniker from her brothers, who nicknamed her Binx after the Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks, an amphibious alien. In 2012, aged 17, she was signed to Next Model Management and moved to New York, where she cut her hair short and made her debut at the Marc Jacobs autumn/winter 2013 show, for which she was exclusively booked.

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