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28th Sep 2022

Irish twins featured by Gucci during Milan Fashion Week

Sarah McKenna Barry

Cadhla and Sadhbh were among 68 pairs of twins featured.

Last week, during the Alessandro Michele’s Spring-Summer 2022-23, Gucci featured 68 pairs of twins for their show, titled Gucci Twinsburg.

According to a post shared on Gucci’s Instagram, the show was a tribute to Alessandro Michele’s mother and sister, who “made their twinship the ultimate seal of their existence”.

Speaking on the significance of featuring twins, Michele said: “It’s exactly the impossibility of the perfectly identical that nourishes the magic of twins… It’s the deception of similitude. The game of illusion of a cracked symmetry.”

Among the models to grace the catwalk were Cadhla and Sadhbh O’Reilly who hail from Lucan, Co. Dublin. The pair stepped out in blue silk dresses, embroidered with yellow flowers and purple lining. Their outfits were complete with intricate facial jewellery and arm pieces.

Taking to Instagram, Sadhbh shared a behind-the-scenes look of their headshots, as well as snaps from the runway and praised Michele’s “amazing concept”, while Cadhla described it as an “unforgettable moment”.

Earlier this year, we caught up with Cadhla and Sadhbh fresh off their spring stay in Milan. The pair, who are represented by Not Another Intl, were first scouted when they were just teenagers, but, after leaving school, they got more into modelling.

Since then, they’ve worked with some incredible brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli and Sunnei. Cadhla and Sadhbh have also been featured in Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Life Magazine and Spraoi.

One of their highlights was their first job, in which they were photographed by the renowned filmmaker Perry Ogden for his film Fi, a fashion portrait which showcased the diversity of modern Ireland.

When asked what they love most about their jobs, they both agreed the opportunity to travel and work with each other was top of the list.

“That’s the main reason we do it,” Cadhla says. “No other job allows you to work with your sister like that. We get along well, so it’s great that we get to spend so much time together on set, or planning or travelling.”