Alice Dellal British-Brazilian model and photographer was the face of Mango and the body of the Agent Provocateur collection. Known for her half-shaved head and her punk/rock look, she is also Mario Testino’s muse.
Born Name Alice Olivia Dellal
Occupation Photographer and Model
Born July 29,1987, 33, London, UK
Sun Sign Leo
Height 1.67 m – 5 ft 5.6 in
Hair Color Dark Blonde
Eye Color Blue /Green
Measurements 81-58-86cm – 32-23-34
Bra size 32B
Daughter of Brazilian model mother, Andrea, and Iraqi-British father, Guy Dellal, Alice is an heiress and granddaughter to the property tycoon, Jack Dellal who was a Baghdadi Jewish billionaire.
Her brother, Alex Dellal, runs east London gallery 20 Hoxton Square, and her sister, Charlotte Olympia Dellal, is the creator behind Charlotte Olympia. Her first cousins include actresses Jemima Kirke and Lola Kirke.
She was educated at Bedales School, Hampshire.
In 2008 she was the face of Mango and the body of the Agent Provocateur collection. Known for her half-shaved head and her punk/rock look, she is Mario Testino’s muse.
In 2011, she was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld to be the new face for the new boy bag Chanel campaign.
Alice is also a drummer for Thrush Metal, an all-female band of four best friends who not only decided to start their own band, but also created their own record label, Sweet Dick Music. Thrush Metal was formed by Dellal with two other models, Emma Chitty (bassist) and Laura Fraser (vocalist), and Isabella Ramsey (guitar), niece of the Earl of Dalhousie.
She now works as a photographer.
Alice Dellal is hands-down London’s coolest model, and Karl Lagerfeld obviously agrees – he has made her one of the faces of Chanel. The daughter of property tycoon Guy and Brazilian former model Andrea (former Yves Saint Laurent model).
Alice is one of the world’s most exciting shoe designers.
Under her label Charlotte Olympia (Olympia is her middle name) she makes super high heels and cute cat-print pumps, and her fans include Keira Knightley and Sarah Jessica Parker.
She lives in London with her private equity investor husband, Maxim, and their three sons Ray, Ike and Rio.
She is so obsessed with leopard print that even her wedding shoes were made out of it.
Alice’s big brother (Alex Dellal) is a top art curator and the owner of the east London gallery, 20 Projects.
And the intrigue is only stoked further by Dellal’s glamorous, hell-raising reputation.
She spent her early childhood in Brazil before moving to Britain to attend Bedales school, where fellow model Poppy Delevingne was among her classmates.
The Dellal family are an established part of the international jet set, and for a while Alice played along – she was linked to Pierre Casiraghi, third in line to the throne of Monaco and brother of Charlotte.
Now she shares a house with her rumoured on-off boyfriend James, Mick Jagger’s son, plays drums in an all-girl rock band called Thrush Metal, and is often pictured out and about with the Geldofs, Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and her ex-boyfriend, gallery owner Ross Tanner.
In 2008, when photographs of Dellal surfaced in the press appearing to suggest cocaine use, her grandfather was said to be so greatly alarmed that he threatened to disinherit her from the family’s then £800 million fortune.
Alice seemed barely to bat an eyelid.
Today, she is in a more mellow frame of mind, here to promote the work of the jeweller Dominic Jones, with whom she enjoys both a platonic and a professional relationship, as the financial backer of his company since it launched in 2008.
She’s her own creature, that’s what I really respect about her, Jones says, as we watch her striking poses on the rooftop.
In all the time that I’ve known her, she doesn’t bow or change, she’s completely honest with who she is. He hesitates. Some people presume her to be contrived, but she’s not; she couldn’t fake it.
She’s a scruffy oik when she wants to be – I mean she knows how to dress well for a special occasion, but she’s completely true to herself.
The pair met several years ago at a party thrown by !WOWOW!.
Dellal, a keen photographer, was taking pictures of the band Ludes. We used to see each other about and stayed friends, Jones recalls. She’s just good fun, a great person to be out with, always laughing.
She’s a good-time girl,’he says, before correcting himself A great-time girl.
They had been friends for some time before Dellal discovered that he made jewellery.