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Our Top New Models—And Then Some


With Fall 2010 fashion week officially over, we’ve pulled together our seasonal list of the top ten new runway strutters to watch. We were wowed by the Kirby twins, smitten with the Argentine stunners Tati Cotliar and Carla Gebhart, and love Celine campaign star Valerija Kelava. (Side note on her: Is it just us, or is she a dead ringer for fashion icon-of-the-moment Patti Smith?) But with only ten slots to fill, there were bound to be some very deserving honorable mentions. Some modelizers are no doubt rooting for Yuliana Dementyeva (left), the icy-hot Ukrainian who opened Riccardo Tisci’s Fall Givenchy show. Julia Nobis (center) nabbed a Calvin Klein exclusive in New York, but spots at Dries Van Noten, Celine, Rick Owens, LV, and Miu Miu in Europe should keep her top-of-mind. And Ruby Aldridge (right), seemed to be everywhere in New York, where she opened Marc by Marc Jacobs, but she found time to take the first walk at Erdem in London, too. What do you think? Are there any we missed? Which models are you most excited to see next season?

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  1. Alphageek says:

    Julia Nobis ftw!!

  2. Sayon says:

    Simona Andrejic and (While she will likely make the list next season) Kirsi Pyrhonen!

  3. Maker says:

    New face Lindsey Hoover

  4. mercuryloge says:

    i am still working through the milan shows – yes, ms. valerija kelava did wonderfully, in milan, opening missoni, opening & closing marni, 4th maxmara, 3rd and 5th-last prada, also pucci, francesco scognamiglio, gucci, maurizio pecoraro, cavalli, and aquilano rimondi – one of a trend towards the sterner look (e.g., iris strubegger, karolin wolter, the incomparable) heidi mount, jamie bochert, iselin steiro, etc.); of the list proposed, i liked the kennys, cotliar and dementyeva; excellent newer faces that did particularly well in milan (list not finished!), include the unmistakeable lindsay wixson (2d-last prada, also maxmara and versus), mia temirova (iceberg, moschino cheap and chic, versus), l.a.’s own ali carr, (3rd iceberg, also no. 21, aquilano r and albino); the superb amanda norgaard (opened pecoraro, 2d-last iceberg, 5th-last versus, also prada, missoni, marni); the striking chantal stafford-abbott (2d last pecoraro, also iceberg, moschino, luisa beccaria); the unstoppable mirte maas (5th just cavalli, 3rd alberta ferretti, 4th-last etro, 2d and 5th-last scognamiglio, also maxmara, moschino, no 21, cavalli, dolce & gabbana, marni, fendi, & missoni !!!!!!); arch-teuton patricia van der vliet (closed no. 21, also just cavalli, prada, ferragamo, botega veneta, dolce & g, scognamiglio); joan smalls, hottest dark-skinned model at this moment (5th jil sander, 3rd-last blumarine, 5th and 4th-last prada, also maxmara, cavalli, ferragamo,.aquilano r, pucci, etro and gucci); polish sensation ramona chmura (jil sander, maxmara, gabriele colangelo, aquilano r, dolce & g, fendi, scognamiglio); fascinating must-have julija steponaviciute (2d alberta ferretti, also sander, prada, cavalli, botega, dolce & g, pucci, fendi, marni), serbian fawn simona andrejic (opened moschino c & c, 2d-last aquilano r, also sander, d&g, dolce & g, scognamiglio, gucci); & distinctive debora muller (4th-last mosc c & c, also sander, beccaria, moschino, missoni, aquilano r) !!! \,,/ twitter

  5. Fashionistaboy says:


  6. mercuryloge says:

    and what of ms. caroline brasch nielsen, who came out of nowhere to take paris by storm????????? \,,/

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