From Backstage at Rock Shows to the Runway, Puma-Rose Buck is a Natural


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The path that 90s grunge model Sibyl Buck forged in the industry was one of non-conformity and rebellion. It’s no surprise that her daughter Puma-Rose Buck has followed her well-heeled footsteps, a carbon-copy with cherry red hair and just as much as a wild child. With a prestigious spot walking for Marc Jacobs and a twinning moment with her mom at Marine Serre, the Fall 2020 season seems to be a debut that is full circle for Puma-Rose. We spoke briefly to the new face in between shows in Paris, to get her take on the wild ride and what advice her mom gave to her to stay sane amongst the chaos.

Congrats on your first season! How has the experience been so far? Any highlights?
Thank you!! It’s been the best kind of whirlwind so far. One moment I was writing music in my apartment in Brooklyn and working at a restaurant and before I knew it I was being whisked off on a plane to Europe. I feel like each moment has been a highlight in itself but if I had to choose one I think it would be being part of the Marc Jacobs show and performance at the Armory. The energy of that experience was unlike anything I’ve ever felt in my life and I just feel so lucky to have been even a tiny part of Marc’s genius! Was pinching myself the whole time.

Given that your mother Sibyl is a model, did she give you any advice on the business?
She always told me the hardest part would be keeping a good head on my shoulders through all the chaos, and encouraged me to find practices like writing and meditation to keep grounded. Wouldn’t have lasted a minute without her.

Three words that describe yourself?
Restless, sensitive, truthful.

Did anything catch you off-guard backstage this first season?
I think I was caught off guard just by how kind everyone is. I didn’t expect to meet so many people that I connected with on such a genuine level this season but it turns out backstage is full of em.

You have such a cool name and an obviously cool family, what’s the most interesting thing about your family?
My family revolves around music. Growing up, both my parents were always touring with their respective bands and my dad played Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery on his guitar almost every morning that I can remember. Most of my baby pictures are of me backstage of a show wearing headphones bigger than my head.

What’s one thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
This is always the hardest to answer. Maybe that I write music and play classical piano? Or that I’ve broken my left pinky toe six times. Is that surprising? I don’t know.


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