• Having both legs amputated at the age of one has never held back AIMEE MULLINS. Here, the athlete, actress, model and muse talks to SARAH CRISTOBAL about her extraordinary life

    Photographs by TRENT McGINN

    The 'what-do-you-do' question totally breaks me," says Aimee Mullins. "I do lots of things." What makes that question particularly galling is that "lots" is something of an understatement.

    Mullins is the archetypal multi-hyphenate: a Paralympian-model-actress-artist's muse-TED talk speaker, for starters. After setting world records in the Paralympics in 1996, she went on to model for the late Alexander McQueen (who became a great friend), start an acting career (she has just wrapped Jake Paltrow's latest film, Young Ones),

    Dress by Haider Ackermann; shoes by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane; cuff by Chloé


    NAME: Aimee Mullins

    PROFESSION: Paralympic athlete, actress, global brand ambassador for L'Oréal Paris

    MY FAVORITE ACCESSORIES: Alaïa shoes, Valextra handbag for day, vintage clutch for evening

    MY GO-TO LABELS: Rick Owens, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent

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