By Colleen Kratofil
Updated May 14, 2015 01:00 PM
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The model-turned-actress is not a new concept. Just take Kate Upton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Cara Delevingne (she just revealed she never really wanted to be a model after all). And the popular multi-hyphenate is getting one more big name to its roster, Emily Ratajkowski (who you may remember from “Blurred Lines” and Gone Girl fame).

Even though she’s forging her way through the acting world (and working on her next project with Zac Efron!), she still has a foot in her modeling roots. She’s opening up in the
Editorialist
‘s latest digital issue about her style inspiration (she loves the ’90s fashion scene) and fun facts from her first-ever Met Gala (she helped design her Topshop dress).

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In her Editorialist magazine digital issue interview, the model-actress revealed that she considers Natalia Vodianova and Bianca Jagger her top fashion icons. “I evolved out of the ’90s floral dress and lace-up boots era,” said Ratajkowski. “It’s all about being a little sexy but also being comfortable. I like how men’s stuff looks on me and I play with that a lot.”

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That fashion sense is why celebrity stylist Tara Swennen (who also works with Kristen Stewart) calls Ratajkowski a “stylist’s dream.” “She is open to everything from sexy and romantic to architectural and daring,” she said.

Which helps explain Ratajkowski’s quite demure (for her) Topshop design at this year’s Met Gala. She collaborated with the designer and asked if the original thigh-high cut could extend below-the-knee (which really set herself apart from a sea of sheer, skin-baring designs).


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Even though she’s rubbing shoulders with fashion’s elite crowd (she said it took two days to recover from the “Fashion Prom”), she never really wanted to be in the “Hollywood” circuit. “I really enjoyed doing theater as a little kid,” she said. “I was obsessed with ‘Cats’ and would put on shows for my parents when I was 5 years old. Every home video turned into a musical theater performance.”

She’ll channel that inner passion with her next project, We Are Your Friends, opposite Zac Efron. The film, which debuts later this summer, is a coming-of-age story set against the L.A. dance music scene. “We shot in Vegas one night and basically pulled an all-nighter,” she said. “It was just Zac and I running around Vegas. My legs were so sore for a week after.”

What do you hope to see Ratajkowski do next? Were you a fan of Gone Girl? Share in the comments below.

–Colleen Kratofil

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