Is Sabrina Percy fashion’s new It-girl? Blue-blooded beauty has been spotted on EVERY red carpet this summer (and she’s already been snapped up by D&G)
- The artist and model, 28, is a distant cousin of the Duke of Northumberland
- Talented illustrator has been snapped up to work with designers like D&G
- Her ancestral home is Alnwick Castle, which has been used in Harry Potter films
- Friends include aristo beauties Lady Kitty Spencer and Viscountess Weymouth
With a string of high-profile modelling gigs under her belt and a bevvy of famous friends, Sabrina Percy is fast becoming fashion’s next It-girl.
The society beauty, a distant cousin of the Duke of Northumberland, is an artist and illustrator but has been steadily making waves in the fashion industry and now has designers falling over each other to dress her.
After being snapped up by Dolce & Gabbana in 2017, it looks set to be 28-year-old Sabrina’s year with a dizzying roster of red carpet appearances and non-stop showbiz parties.
Indeed, the Italian designers recently flew Sabrina out to Lake Como to star in their prestigious Alta Moda runway show.
Sabrina Percy – a distant cousin of the Duke of Northumberland – is landing modelling gigs after being snapped up by Dolce & Gabbana last year (pictured at their 2017 Harrods Christmas show)
This summer alone she has been spotted at the Serpentine Summer Party, D&G Ascot Tea Party, and Cartier Queen’s Polo Cup.
She is friends with fellow aristo-types including Lady Kitty Spencer and Emma, Viscountess Weymouth, and regularly joins them at glitzy soirées.
The stunning society girl also has an A-list friendship circle, including the likes of Amber Le Bon while her Instagram page – which already has 7,200 followers and counting – documents her luxury holidays to places like Japan’s upmarket skiing resort Gala-Yuzawa.
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Sabrina’s connection to the Northumberlands means that her ancestral home Alnwick Castle, which doubled up as the Hogwarts castle in the Harry Potter films – although she hastens to add that she has only been to Alnwick once.
Sabrina has also graced the cover of Tatler in addition to being named as one of the society bible’s ‘Babe of the Month’.
She lives in Chelsea with long-term boyfriend Phineas Page, 27, who works in business development.
Friends in high places: She is friends with fellow aristo-types including Lady Kitty Spencer and Emma, Viscountess Weymouth, and regularly joins them at glitzy soirées
Real life fairytale: Sabrina’s connection to the Northumberlands means that her ancestral home Alnwick Castle, which doubled up as the Hogwarts castle in the Harry Potter films
Sabrina in Mallorca earlier this year. Her Instagram page – which already has 7,200 followers and counting – documents her luxury holidays to places like Japan’s Gala-Yuzawa
Sabrina with (L-R) Brand consultant Rosanna Falconer, model Amber Le Bon and actress Olivia Grant at the Laureus Polo Cup at the Ham Polo Club, Richmond, earlier this year
Her Instagram page regularly shows her rubbing shoulders with fellow It-girls, including Isabel Getty and model Frankie Herbert, whose uncle is the Earl of Carnarvon.
The down-to-earth model has previously revealed that despite her high-society connections, she used to pull pints in a Chelsea pub in order to pay her way through college.
‘I’ve got a job at the Imperial Arms because I need the cash to get me through college,’ she said at the time.
‘It’s expensive living in London, so I’m doing shifts at the pub. It’s hard work standing on your feet for hours, but I’ve had to knuckle down and earn money.’
After she began working with D&G earlier this year, the Italian designers flew Sabrina out to Lake Como to star in their prestigious Alta Moda runway show (pictured in costume)
No rest for the wicked! Sabrina at a private view at the National Portrait Gallery (left), and at an Emporio Armani fragrance party in London this summer (right)
Rubbing shoulders with celebrities (L-R Renee Stewart, Amber Le Bon and Olivia Grant) at the star-studded Serpentine Gallery Summer Party this summer
At a stylish afternoon tea at The Lanesborough Hotel last year with friends including Lady Violet Manners (second left) and Lady Kitty Spencer (far right)
However with art collaborations with lululemon and Rolls Royce under her belt, it is unlikely she will need to pull pints to make ends meet.
A graduate of the London College of Fashion, she took a hiatus from graphic design before receiving a call from D&G last year, which reignited her love of fashion.
She told FT Weekend: ‘I still can’t work out if it’s all real or not, it all feels so surreal.
‘They contacted me through my art Instagram and the message simply said: “Mr Dolce and Mr Gabbana saw you in the pages of Tatler and would like you to walk in their show this Sunday.”
‘I had to call their head office as I was convinced it was a scam.’
Regularly mistaken for an aristocrat, she recently told Mail on Sunday: ‘I don’t have a title! I’m worried people will think I’m pretending.’
How is Sabrina Percy related to the Duke of Northumberland?
Sabrina Percy is the daughter of Richard Percy, who is the current Duke of Northumberland’s second cousin.
Richard is the grandson of the 8th Duke of Northumberland’s younger brother Lord William.
This makes the children of the current Duke of Northumberland Sabrina’s third cousins, including Lady Melissa Percy, a close friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Alnwick Castle, which featured in the Harry Potter movies and Downton Abbey, is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland.
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