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Catwalk Watch: Michelle Lee

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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.

Michelle Lee of KCD casts Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs in New York this season. Below, she weighs in on a few of her favorite new and new-to-us faces.


Estee Rammant at VNY (top left): “With early buzz surrounding this first-season stunner, Estee has a promising chance to secure major contracts in the future with her girl-next-door charm.”

Senait at IMG (top right): “[She] has an undeniable classic beauty, and a lovely personality to match.”

Sojourner Morrell at WILHELMINA (bottom left): “The quirky, androgynous appeal that landed Sojourner a strong editorial summer [see her in the Prada Resort lookbook] could very well lead to a strong show season.”

Valerija Sestic at WOMEN (bottom right): “Works a striking dichotomy—while very young and fresh, she also has a domineering quality reminiscent of a young Cordula Reyer.”

Photos: Courtesy of Michelle Lee

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