2011′s Best-Dressed Model-Off-Duty: Can You Pick Just One?
Black leather jacket, black T-shirt, black stovepipes, black motorcycle boots: You know it’s fashion week when packs of identically dressed, genetically blessed girls stalk the streets, followed by swarms of photographers. But it wasn’t all Rick Owens and Ann Demeulemeester numbers this year. Models, not unlike editors and It girls, it seems, have realized that they can raise their personal stock value by stepping up their sartorial individualism. These days, the likes of Ruby Aldridge, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Frida Gustavsson are just as well-known for their off-runway flair as they are for their on-runway struts. Abbey Lee Kershaw is often snapped vamping around town in an over-the-top fur, and Caroline Brasch Nielsen appears to own an entire closetful of Isabel Marant. We have our favorites.
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