Sometimes, very quietly and graciously, you can inspire other people by showing them that there’s a different way and many perceptions of beauty. You may not be feeling it inside, but if you display it like you mean it, then it can give permission to be kind to ourselves and embrace our individuality.

Erin O'Connor wears the embroidered tulle ‘Madeleine’ dress as she arrives by horse and carriage to open the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2005 show. Haunting models walked along a runway clouded in billowing mist alongside cobweb covered cherubs in the gloomy garden, which was an homage to Christian Dior’s childhood home as this show marked the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Erin O'Connor plays sleeping beauty in a dream junkyard setting for ‘Pantomime’, shot by Tim Walker for Vogue UK December 2004

'Everyone in the palace suddenly fell into a deep sleep. The trees grew tall, the bushes grew thick and creepers climbed the walls. Erin wears Givenchy Haute Couture silver bustier dress in silk set with silver crystals.’