The new Lace

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When Iris Palmer walked into our offices, only one week into her modelling career, bubbling with exuberance and innocence, we knew she would become an 'it' girl. Naturally, we booked her straight away. Since then, Nick Knight has shot Iris for 'Vogue', she has appeared on the international catwalks, and Mario Testino has signed her up for a Trussardi advertising campaign. Here she wears a newly reinvented fabric - lace. This is no hanging for a sash window, no shy little wisp worn out of sight as underwear, Now lace is as eclectic, sexy and modern as Iris herself. Photographs by Adam Friedberg


Black cap-sleeved top with lace detail, pounds 79, by Hussein Chalayan, at Jones, 15 Floral Street, WC2, Liberty, Regent Street, W1, Browns, 23-27 South Molton Street, W1, and Square, 1-3 The Corridor, Bath; black flamenco skirt, pounds 670, by G Gigli, 38 South Molton Street, W1 (enquiries 0171-491 7833) Right

Lace dress with bright yellow flowers, pounds 190, by Abe Hamilton, from Koh Samui, 50 Monmouth Street, WC2, and A la Mode, 36 Hans Crescent, SW1


Royal blue stretch lace strappy top and matching long skirt, by Copperwheat Blundell, at Pellicano, 63 South Molton Street, W1; and Willy's, 24 Gandy Street, Exeter; red suede sandals, pounds 169, by Emma Hope, at 33 Amwell Street, EC1 Above

Orange-embroidered net and lace overdress, pounds 310, by Abe Hamilton, from Koh Samui, as before, and A la Mode, as before Stylist Jo Adams

Make-up Ian Jeffries at Debbie Walters Hair Julian le Bas at Nicky Clarke, using Hairomatherapy products

Model Iris Palmer at Storm