Artist, model, actress and LGBTQ+ activist Hunter Schafer takes the cover story of PORTER Magazine‘s latest edition lensed by fashion photographer Daria Kobayashi Ritch. In charge of styling was Sean Knight, wit art direction from Phil Buckingham, and set design by Lauren Machen. Beauty is work of hair stylist Bobby Eliot, makeup artist Sandy Ganzer, and manicurist Betina Goldstein.
I don’t know where I will go next! We are supposed to start filming season two, which makes me happy. Ever since Euphoria, it’s been go, go, go. I’ve been trying to make it be stable, [to] have a career. I want to keep writing and working on my own practices, but other than that it feels very up in the air. I genuinely don’t know what’s going on. – Schafer
For the story Hunter is wearing selected pieces from Paco Rabanne, Khaite, Alaïa, Emilia Wickstead, Dries Van Noten, Jacquemus, Sophie Buhai, Bottega Veneta, Dion Lee, Nanushka, Eres, Ceffin, Jacquemus, Gauchere, Loren Stewart, and Gauge81.
I don’t think I should be a spokesperson for any community! But, as far as the individual and emotional, nothing gets me more than having a moment with another T girl. I’m like… [she emits a long squeak]. There is a wavelength that is special and important. Whenever I see another T girl or a pair of lesbians, I’m like, ‘Yes!’ It’s a good feeling to know that you are not singular. – Schafer
Trans actress Hunter Schafer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1999, graduated from the University of NC School of the Arts. She made her acting debut with a role of Jules Vaughn in HBO’s hit series Euphoria. Before acting, Hunter walked down the runway for some of top brands such as Dior, Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs.
Photography by © Daria Kobayashi Ritch for PORTER Magazine – discover more of the story at net-a-porter.com