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July 26 2014

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Catwalk Watch: James Scully

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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 fashion week series, the industry’s top casting gurus share their thoughts on who we’ll be seeing this fashion week—and beyond.

James Scully casts Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Reed Krakoff, Victoria Beckham, Jason Wu, and Derek Lam in New York this season. Below, he weighs in on a few of his favorite new and new-to-us faces.


Beegee at SUPREME (left): “This is only Beegee’s first full season, but she enters the shows with the pedigree of having banked future editorials with Carine Roitfeld and Mario Testino. I expect her to be a hit right from the beginning of the week.”

Alyona Subbotina at MARILYN NY (center): “Her milky skin, white hair, and eyebrows definitely stand out. Although she may be categorized along with some of the more android-looking models, don’t be fooled. What the others lack is her personality and that catlike walk, which set her apart from the rest.”

Julia Frauche at NEXT (right): “My underdog of the season, she is a dead ringer for Raquel Zimmermann, who, in my opinion, is the ultimate chameleon with one of the best bodies in the business. Julia reminds me so much of Raquel when she started out, so I’m curious to see how her season goes. I, for one, will definitely be using her.”

Photos: Courtesy of Supreme; Courtesy of Just WM; Courtesy of Next

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