If top model Grace Bol was ‘Born To Stand Out’, her quiet, unassuming persona is not a dead-giveaway, writes Laura Craik for Porter Edit’s October 19, 2018 issue. Helen Broadfoot styles Bol in Gucci, Carolina Herrera, Versace, Galvin, Saint Laurent and more for images by Mehdi Lacoste.
Bol is another of the South Sudanese models dominating fashion headlines. Widely interviewed, we learn that the 5’11” beauty arrived in Kansas City, Mo at age eight, after her family fled the violence of South Sudan to Uganda.
Grace was astounded over Kansas winters. “The shock of the snow,” she recalls with a smile. “I never saw snow before in my life. I never knew it could get that cold. It took time to adjust – it was not easy. I remember seeing ice on the ground. I touched it and was shocked. I thought it was a powder. I still think snow is beautiful, especially in Central Park.”