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Carolina Herrera taps Courtney Eaton

Actress Courtney Eaton is the "girl of today", according to Carolina Herrera.

Mad Max: Fury Road star Courtney Eaton is the new face of Carolina Herrera.

The model-and-actress appears in the brand’s new pre-fall campaign, posing in pieces such as a mustard dress and a red chequered coat. Three other models appear in the lookbook for the range, but Herrera herself chose Courtney to appear in ads as she knew she’d make an impact with her celebrity status.

“The three girls are for the look book, Courtney is for press,” the designer told WWD. “Courtney is a different idea. She is the girl of today and people want to see somebody they relate to from television and film. Because of the digital world, everybody knows everything.

“For the media, it’s very important that it isn’t always the same.”

Courtney hasn't done much modelling and her career in the movie industry began with a bang in 2015’s apocalyptic action film Mad Max: Fury Road. Since then she's appeared in blockbuster Gods of Egypt and Status Update which is set for release in 2017.

And for her latest role she follows in the footsteps of 17-year-old actress Kiernan Shipka, who is now an international name thanks to her role in TV series Mad Men.

Praising her newest choice, Herrera noted: “Sometimes actresses are too short or small, but she (Courtney) fits the clothes.”

Speaking of how her career has changed over the last two years, Courtney added to WWD: “Mad Max was my first break in anything. I didn’t desire to do acting. I was kind of shy at school, and then George Miller, the film’s director, found me and asked me to do an audition tape. I just fell into it. I definitely have been incredibly lucky for that to be my first stepping stone.”

As for Herrera’s inspiration behind her new pre-fall offerings she cites Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka, as the fashionista not only channelled the artist’s work but her glamorous personal style with pieces like paid day dresses and satin gowns.

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