08 March 2009

Lydia Hearst-Shaw, b 1984, America

1 comment:

  1. Her professional name is Hearst rather than Hearst-Shaw.

    An American fashion model, columnist, actress, fashion designer, she is also an heiress to the publishing fortune established by her maternal great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst.

    She was discovered by fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Her first modeling assignment was for the cover of the Italian edition of Vogue.

    Lydia is a columnist for Page Six Magazine, which comes in the Sunday edition of the New York Post, and she appeared on the cover of the Sept. 30, 2007, issue of the magazine.

    Hearst-Shaw appeared in the CW hit show Gossip Girl as Lily van der Woodsen's posh interior decorator Amelia on the May 19th season 1 finale.

    A daughter of kidnapping victim and publishing heiress Patricia Campbell Hearst and Bernard Shaw, she was born and raised in Wilton, Connecticut. Her father, who was her mother's bodyguard before the couple's marriage, is now the head of security for the Hearst Corporation. Lydia is cousin of Amanda Hearst who is a model too.

    After shooting for Puma's French 77 collection for a limited edition book called "The Last Playboys Wear Puma" Lydia teamed up in a creative partnership between Puma and Heatherette to design a high-end limited edition handbag. She has continued her partnership with Puma and is set to release a New Holiday Collection and a line of athletic gear.