- Lydia Hearst-Shaw
name = Lydia Hearst
birthname = Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw
caption = Lydia Hearst, November 2007
birthdate = birth date and age|1984|9|19
dress size =
agency = Elite Model Management, NYC (mother Agency)
Independent Talent, London
Ford Models, Paris
D Management, Milan
The Gersh Agency, NYC-LA (acting)
Patty Hearst, Amanda Hearst
yearsactive = 2004–present
Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw (born
19 September 1984) is an American model and an heiressto the publishing fortune established by her maternal great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst.cite web|url=http://www.nyobserver.com/2007/lydia-unleashed|title=Lydia Unleashed|accessdate=2007-11-07|last=Morgan|first=Spencer|date=2007-11-06|format=HTML|work= The New York Observer|publisher=The New York Observer, LLC] The 2007 Michael Awards recognized her as their Model of the Year.cite web|url=http://www.observer.com/2008/lydia-hearst-get-model-year-laurels-plus-sneak-peek-richardson-shoot-perry-ellis|title=Lydia Hearst to Get 'Model of the Year' Laurels; Plus, Sneak Peek at Richardson Shoot for Perry Ellis|accessdate=2008-02-01|last=Morgan|first=Spencer|date=2008-02-01|format=HTML|work= The New York Observer|publisher=The New York Observer, LLC]
A daughter of kidnapping victim and publishing heiress Patricia Campbell Hearst and Bernard Shaw, she was born and raised in
Wilton, Connecticut. Her father, who was her mother's bodyguard before the couple's marriage, is now the head of security for the Hearst Corporation.
She briefly attended the
Lawrenceville School. Since graduating from Wilton High Schoolshe attended Sacred Heart Universityin Fairfield, Connecticutwhere she majored in communications and technology before being discovered by fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Her first modeling assignment was for the cover of the Italian edition of "Vogue".
After shooting for Puma's French 77 collection for a limited edition book called "The Last Playboys Wear Puma" Lydia teamed up in a creative partnership between Puma and
Heatheretteto design a high-end limited edition handbag. She has continued her partnership with Puma and is set to release a New Holiday Collection and a line of athletic gear. cite web|url=http://www.wwd.com/search/article/120524|title=Lydia Hearst,Puma Go Mainstream|accessdate=2007-11-28|last=Beckett|first=Whitney|date=2007-11-28|format=HTML|work= Women's Wear Daily|publisher=WWD, Advance Publications] In 2008 she posed in a range of retro-style satin and silk lingerie for Myla's autumn and winter collection ["London Lite", 30 July 2008] .
She appeared in the CW hit show "Gossip Girl" as Lily van der Woodsen's posh interior decorator Amelia on the May 19th season 1 finale.
Lydia is a columnist for Page Six Magazine, which comes in the Sunday edition of the New York Post, and she appeared on the cover of the Sept. 30, 2007, issue of the magazine.
* [http://www.observer.com/2007/lydia-unleashed Lydia Hearst Profile]
* [http://lx.com/drinks/2007/02/08/lydia-hearst-kennedys-activist-socialite-model-and-hearst-heiress/ Lydia Hearst interview on LX.TV]
* [http://nymag.com/fashion/models/lhearst/lydiahearst/ New York Magazine profile]
* [http://www.nypost.com/pagesixmag/issues/20080810/Socializer+Lydia+Hearst Lydia Hearst column in Page Six Magazine]
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