August 22 2014

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An Early Glimpse at Tonight’s Secret Victoria’s Secret Model Lineup


Victoria's Secret rehersal

Walking the annual Victoria’s Secret extravaganza is a milestone in any model’s career. After all, it’s as much about lighting up the stage with your personality (not to mention dance moves—who could forget Jourdan Dunn doing the robot last year?) as it is about having a killer body, and being able to smile while strutting with a pair of thirty-pound wings on your back. While there’s no way to confirm exactly who will be appearing on the VS catwalk this evening alongside Taylor Swift, we’ve come up with an educated guess based on social media clues gathered over the past week, as well as shots from yesterday’s rehearsal (like the one above, featuring Sara Sampaio, Martha Hunt, Jasmine Tookes, and Leva Laguna working the runway).

Victoria's secret

Of course there are bound to be appearances by veteran Angels such as Adriana Lima (it will be her fourteenth time participating in the show), Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Doutzen Kroes, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, and Cara Delevingne. [Regrettably, Miranda Kerr announced she will be ending her contract with the lingerie megalith to pursue other projects.] Those aforementioned supers are all but givens at this point, and so it’s the remaining twenty-plus coveted slots—selected by casting director John Pfeiffer—that really get us excited. has learned that several high fashion runway regulars will be making their VS debuts tonight: Sigrid Agren and Josephine Skriver (both posted snapshots of themselves sporting the official Angels bomber jacket on Instagram), as well as Ming Xi, Maria Borges, Kasia Struss, and Jac. We were even more thrilled to hear that some our top Spring ’14 newcomers including Malaika Firth, Devon Windsor, Cindy Bruno, and Sara Sampaio also beat out dozens of more established girls to earn their first pair of wings.

Photos: Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret; Instagram

Jac Of All Trades


With NYFW officially over, the modelizers can take to their ledgers for the early tallies before London, Paris, and Milan. It’s been a good New York season for many girls, with strong showings by Jacquelyn Jablonski, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Mirte Maas, but the girl of the week may turn out to be Jac, whom we pegged as a rising star this time last year. The Polish-born strutter walked in almost every big show, including Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Rag & Bone, Reed Krakoff, and Oscar de la Renta, but what really impressed us were her openings. She was first girl out at four separate shows (as many as any other mannequin we’ve seen)—the hotly tipped Altuzarra and the holy trinity of American sportswear: Calvin, Donna, and Ralph.

Photo: Marcio Madeira/FirstView

Opened And Closed: The Scorecard So Far…


First girl out. Grand finale. As we know, in the theater of the runway, those are the starring roles. This season, four girls stood out by taking them most often: new favorite Abbey Lee; veteran Natasha Poly; tiny-named, 15-year-old (!) Jac; and elegant Iris Strubegger. Of course, snagging both is quite the coup, particularly for a major show. Abbey Lee, for one, scored in Milan both opening and closing Fendi and Versace. This seems like a good spot for honorable model mentions beyond this quartet, like Karmen Pedaru, who bookended Narciso Rodriguez’s show. Also of note: fresh face Mirte Maas, who opened Alexander Wang and Donna Karan; Anastasia Kuznetsova, who opened four shows, including Rodarte and 3.1 Phillip Lim; Lindsey Wixson, who also opened four shows, including Prada; and Alla Kostromicheva, who opened three shows, including Jil Sander and Thakoon. As the first day of Paris fashion week gets under way today, we’ll be keeping score. For now, here’s a detailed breakdown of the winners’ circle.

Abbey Lee
Opened: D&G, Matthew Williamson, Twenty8Twelve
Closed: Badgley Mischka, Burberry Prorsum
Both: Fendi, Versace

Natasha Poly
Opened: Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger
Closed: Blumarine, Emilio Pucci, Michael Kors
Both: Altuzarra, Anna Sui

Opened: Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein Collection, Derek Lam, Marni,
Emilio Pucci
Closed: Alexander Wang
Both: Etro

Iris Strubegger
Opened: Aquilano.Rimondi, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta
Closed: Alberta Ferretti, Bottega Veneta, Isaac Mizrahi
Both: Zero + Maria Cornejo

Photo: Don Ashby and Olivier Claisse