August 29 2014

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Catwalk Watch: Natalie Joos


Before a model hits the runway—and before she snags her first editorial, her first ad campaign, and her first billboard—she’s got to make it past the sharp eyes of fashion’s casting directors, who are tasked with finding the perfect girls for designers’ exacting visions. In our new fashion week series, the industry’s top casting gurus share their thoughts on who we’ll be seeing this fashion week—and beyond.

Belgian-born Natalie Joos casts Lacoste, Cynthia Steffe, Pamela Love, and Karen Walker, among others, in New York this season. Below, she weighs in on a few of her favorite new faces.

Kirsi Pyrhonen (left) started last season in London and went on to do a few good shows in Paris. She is 16 and is from Finland. She’s never been to New York, so this will be her first season here. She is very striking and unique-looking.

Caroline Brasch Nielsen (center) started last season in Paris. This will be her first season in New York, too. She is 17 years old, from Copenhagen. She has all the elements to make it in everyone’s top list: the right proportions, a great walk, and poise.

Anais Pouliot (right) from Trump has been on people’s radars for some time. She is French and 19 years old. She’s not a part of the elite group yet but I think she’ll do well this season. She is cute and girly, but in an unusual way. I love her pout!

PLUS: Check out Natalie’s thoughts on the casting life from our Behind-the-Scenesters series.

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  1. mercuryloge says:

    ms. pyrhonen and brasch-nielsen are certainly at the top of the very newest group of runway models, probably tied with bo don, who sailed though the fall & resort shows on exclusive runways like balenciaga, cacharel, chloe, tsumori chisato, yohji yamamoto, yves saint-laurent, chanel & prada; most honorable mention also should go to the likes of ms. daphne groenveld (who presented the resort collection with ford model contest seattler olivia gordon, after presenting fall pollini by herself, & who confirms (along with sharon kavjian, bregje heinen, even georgia may jagger, et al.) that ms. lindsay wixson is not sole proprietress of the wixson look); soyoung kang, for her astonishing chanel couture debut; ming xi, who is everywhere now; mackenzie drazan (too young !!); katja borghuis; pau bertolini; sofia fisher; and nastya karzan ! \,,/ twitter

  2. ChanelBoy4Ever says:

    No Black Girls Eh? couldn’t find ONE to be excited about??? No Jeneil Williams, No JOAN SMALLS, No Lyndsey Scott or Shena Moulton or Ajak Deng…. What Hooey!

  3. HesterS_S says:

    it isn’t about color, it’s about a demand for the newer girls.

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