Named by The Independent as one of the fashion industry's top 50 movers & shakers, Jess Hallett has cemented her reputation as one of the best casting directors working today. Jess began her career at Storm Models rising to the position of Head Booker where she was responsible for managing the careers of some of the industry's most famous faces. She co-founded Darling Productions running it for 9 years before becoming an independent casting director.
Jess is overall Casting Director at Alexander McQueenresponsible for theirwomen's ready to wear since 2002, McQand McQueen Menswears shows. In addition, Jess also casts theadvertising campaigns for Alexander McQueen, McQ women's and menswear and McQueen’s ‘My Queen’ fragrances. Tim Blanks wrote of Jess Hallett's work on Style.com: “See enough shows in a season and you'll likely tire of the same old faces trooping up and down the catwalks with ticktock regularity. They're walking coat hangers. But every so often, there's a show where the model casting adds so much to the mood of the collection that you're left wondering why more designers don't step outside the box of the mannequins of the moment. It happened with Alexander McQueen tonight. The face of each model was such a complement to the clothes he was wearing that the English quintessence of the collection was strikingly reinforced."