NEW YORK — Kate B knows her look — beautiful. “There are three types of models…weird models, ugly models, and beautiful models,” explains Kate before quietly admitting that she feels she is firmly in the third camp. No, this is not just another narcissistic pronouncement from a selfie-obsessed Gen Z model, rather it is an insightful observation from a seasoned professional of the beauty and luxury industries. It is difficult to argue with the Russian beauty, who featured prominently in one of the most memorable Dolce & Gabbana advertising campaigns in recent memory. Kate especially enjoyed shooting that campaign, not least for its transformative effects that enabled her look like the princess she truly is, much to the chagrin of her friends. “We know you in real life…you’re crazy!” Never mind what some might think, Kate’s beauty is undeniable and allied with a genuine sense of humor and utter refusal to take herself too seriously, she is downright irresistible.

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