Meet Alexandra Agoston, a Model Stepping Into Acting One Line at a Time
Text: Adair Smith
Tell me about yourself.
My name is Alexandra Agoston. I'm from Sydney, Australia and I live in the West Village with my boyfriend.
Are you walking in Fashion Week?
I am walking in fashion week. I just got back to New York and have an appointment with Marc Jacobs.
What are your favorite shows to do?
When I started doing shows I worked a lot with John Galliano when he was at Dior. I did that for three years and it was epic. The amount of creativity and passion that goes into the show and being a part of that is super surreal. That’s super inspiring. I'm excited for New York Fashion Week. There are so many American designers I'd love to work with.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love the creative side of modeling, so like photography, film, and all of the background that goes into making a shoot or making a film. I find that so fascinating. Backstage at shows I love shooting girls. But I think it's kind of cool seeing it from a model’s perspective that’s actually in it. It's different.
I know you love to read, what is your favorite book?
I just finished reading Just Kids Patti Smith’s book, I really liked that. It was really good. I've just read a couple of biographies actually. I also read Angelica Houston’s Watch Me it was really good. Old school books I love, like Catcher In The Rye or into the wild.
Classic or an easy read?
I like a mix, to be honest. I like a book that you can pick up to read and you want to get a pen to underline a sentence because you're like wow that really effects me in some way. But it's also nice if you're at work or your traveling to have an easy read and something entertaining.
You talked a lot about photography, is that something you want to pursue or is there something you want to do after your modeling career?
Yeah, actually tomorrow I'm doing an acting course. I've been doing a lot of short films. I love that world. So I'd love to be in a film and maybe direct a film one day.
What kind of film would you want to be in?
I just watched A Bigger Splash by Luca Guadagnino, a film like that—a really beautiful drama.
What do you love and hate about New York?
I love the energy, spontaneity. I love how close everything is. You can make things happen quickly and have the feeling that anything can happen. But what do I hate about it? It's far from my family.
So if you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Exactly where I am now.
What is something you love and something you hate?
I love my boyfriend, Chris Colls, very much. And I hate—I don’t hate that many things. I'm a lover, to be honest. I guess I hate when people disrespect the environment.
What is your go to look?
Jeans and a t-shirt. Always.
What are you doing after this?
Going to Marc Jacobs.