If there’s a trend today of models resembling porcelain dolls (and there is), then Gemma Ward is the apotheosis of that trend. With her round pumpkin head and huge wide-set eyes, she looks more doll than human. It is downright eerie. It is, also, charming. It’s the girl-doll look in extremis. Besides looking for all the world like a broken doll, Gemma can portray an astounding variety of characters. Her face lends itself to an endless supply of fantasies, from Manga robot to Stepford bride to bride of Christ and of course, Lolita. Like always, it’s the unusual looking girls who make the best muses.
with Lily Cole