Meet Makenzie Leigh of Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'

Meet Makenzie Leigh of Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'

This season's V Girls channel film noir with a femme fatale twist. Up first, actress Makenzie Leigh who stars in Ang Lee's latest critically-acclaimed hit.

This season's V Girls channel film noir with a femme fatale twist. Up first, actress Makenzie Leigh who stars in Ang Lee's latest critically-acclaimed hit.

Photography: Jeff Bark

Styling: Beat Bolliger

From a seductress who viciously beats up a rival on Gotham to a sweet Dallas Cowboys cheerleader who catches the eye of the title character in Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Leigh’s versatility defies typecasting.

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES FENDI F/W ’16

How would you describe your style?

Mood dependent.

What is one book you recommend everyone should read?

Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion.

In 2016, I was most inspired by...

Thinx underwear: the product, the business model, and general badassery of the women behind it.

The best film I saw this year was...

Krisha.

Currently I’m listening to:

The Little Prince soundtrack <3.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

To read at lightning speed.

2016 was...

A year that required a lot of patience.

2017 will be...

A year that hopefully requires a little less patience.

Credits:

Makeup (day one) Lisa Houghton (Tim Howard Management)  Hair (DAY ONE) Akki (Art Partner)  MAKEUP (DAY TWO) MARLA BELT (STREETERS)  HAIR (DAY TWO) DIDIER MALIGE (ART PARTNER) DAY ONE Talent Makenzie Leigh, Jemima Kirke, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Berlant, Dilone (DNA models), Ruth Bell (the Society management) DAY TWO TALENT janelle monáe and fletcher  makeup (janelle monAe) jessica smalls  hair (janelle monae) nikki nelms  Manicure (day one) Gracie J (Kate Ryan Inc.) using dior vernis  manicure (day two) mAKI SAKAMOTO (THE WALL GROUP)  Set design SchoolFloat  Photo assistants Chris White, Michael Casker, Jeff Bacani, Chris McCoy  Stylist assistant Aryeh Lappin  makeup assistant (day one) andrew colvin  Hair assistant (day one) Tomoko Kuwamura   hair assistant (day two) LEDOra FRANCIS  Set design assistant Bobby Zehnder   Location (DAY ONE) Hudson Studios   location (DAY TWO) PIER 59 STUDIOS  Catering Monterone

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