Fashion is an industry with many sides, but ultimately, it’s about having fun. Dunn loved to dress up as a kid. Now, she gets paid to do it. In anyone’s book, that’s winning. What’s the best thing about her job? “Coming onto set, and becoming, bringing a story to life. Seeing the storyboard, and then sitting in hair and makeup and going through the looks, and then being in wardrobe. Then getting on set and bringing that character to life and bringing that story to life.”
A frontwoman for Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain army, alongside fellow fashion heavyweights Bella Hadid and Cara Delevigne, Dunn is no stranger to bringing fantasies to life. Now, she’s looking beyond the allied worlds of music and fashion to acting and has taken up classes online. “It’s just been a new challenge which I needed for myself, to push myself and come out of my comfort zone.” While this autumn sees her star, as a version of herself, in E4’s new comedy series Maxxx.
Aside from supporting her fellow models and pursuing a life-long dream to act, what does the future hold for Dunn? Love is in the air. She’s planning her wedding and looking forward to a silk PJ-clad Christmas with her family. “I’m ready to close this chapter, look back and be like ‘I’ve learned a lot, and can see the blessings in the mess, for sure.’ But I’m ready for celebrations.
Alongside a clothes rail packed with Prada, Saint Laurent, Off-White and Balmain, we hit play on Dunn’s unfiltered story of nip-slips, lockdown survival, and Wray and nephew on a Sunday morning.