“A punk, amongst all the uptown palaver, she was a sensational sight to see and more so, it was refreshing to observe her priorities for her platform, long before that was the populist thing to do,” recalls photographer and stylist Stevie Dance in a recent Instagram post about Abbey Lee, who at the 2013 Met Gala memorably hiked up her custom Rag & Bone slip dress to deliver the yet still imperative message GUN CONTROL written in black marker across her exposed abdomen. Six years later, Dance continues to find Abbey Lee just as captivating, which is part of why she tapped the inimitable Aussie for her cover to the latest issue of POP. Wearing an over-the-shoulder dress by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello as well as a strategically positioned sunny-side-up egg (for modesty), Abbey Lee is the very embodiment of a wakeup call. There are more than 700 pages in this issue, reader, and as Stevie Dance puts it, “Dig a bit deeper still and I trust you will find Abbey Lee as compelling and authentic as I do.”

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Credits include: Publication, POP Nº41 Autumn / Winter 2019; Photography and styling, Stevie Dance; Hair, Tamara McNaughton; Makeup, Fara Homidi; Casting, Liz Goldson.

Abbey Lee | POP Autumn / Winter 2019 (Photography: Stevie Dance)

Abbey Lee | POP Autumn / Winter 2019 (Photography: Stevie Dance)