Issa Lish

Remember that controversial, horror-themed Italian Vogue cover a few months ago, the one shot by Steven Meisel that kinda resembled The Shining, with a model who kinda resembled Shelley Duvall? Well, that model is Issa Lish and, like every good scary movie, she’s back for more.

Steven Meisel tapped Issa for the fall Coach campaign. And, as she’s part Japanese and part Mexican, she was a no-brainer for Balmain’s racially diverse campaign, alongside Joan Smalls and Binx Walton. She’s also walked in three Jean Paul Gaultier shows, two of them couture, as well as Saint Laurent and Anna Sui. Not bad for a girl who’s dad made her work in his sushi restaurant in Mexico City as punishment for bad grades. In fact that’s where she was discovered at the age of 15, giving new meaning to quinceañera.

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