NEW YORK — Georgia Hilmer’s first foray into high fashion truly came with an exclusive for Saint Laurent, the same season in which Hedi Slimane debuted his first womenswear collection for the storied French house. “I got to work with [Hedi Slimane’s] team, hang out with some really fun people, and sort of feel like a grown up living in Paris for the first time. It was awesome.” Georgia has gone on to become a fixture on the runways for Saint Laurent and others not least of which include Chanel. The latter in particular has been a faithful client booking the full-time New York University undergraduate student for its globetrotting runway shows in Paris, New York, and most recently Seoul. That the Garden State native keeps her feet so firmly planted in the worlds of high fashion and higher education is as worthy of praise as it is rare. Accomplished as Georgia is in front of the camera as she is behind the camera (she’s a regular photo diarist for Dazed), she is equally lucid and often funny in writing, which no doubt is a byproduct of her twin passions for reading and knocking out The New York Times Crossword Puzzle in ink no less. Come for the beauty, stay for the conversation — Georgia has it all.

Credits include: Title, “Next Questions — Georgia Hilmer”; Interview and video, Damien Neva; Model, Georgia Hilmer.