Seven and Rising
Auckland model Zippora Seven, 17, who has been lauded as the fashion industry’s new Kate Moss, is the new face of Swedish clothing label H&M’s spring/summer 2009 campaign. A topless shoot of the teenager at 16 in Russh Australia caused controversy in May 2008, but the images, considered “beautiful” by Seven, have done nothing to dash her rise to stardom. Just 167.5cm tall – at least five centimetres shorter than the usual minimum for a modelling career – Seven has shoots for French, Italian and Australian Vogue in her portfolio. She finds the comparisons with Kate Moss flattering but hopes to carve out her own identity. “I just try to be me. I don’t try to be anybody else,” she said. Seven has also worked on Stella McCartney’s See By Chloe campaign. She represents 62 Models in New Zealand, Viva in Paris and Priscilla’s Model Management in Australia.