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The Top Models From Resort ’15

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Resort’s significance has grown across the board. For models, the season has become a particularly important platform for exposure outside of the standard ready-to-wear runways. During the busy summer months, many in-demand girls juggle shooting Pre-Spring lookbooks, advertising campaigns, and glossy editorials at once—in addition to jetting to far-flung destinations like Dubai or Monaco for big-budget brands’ Cruise shows. Here at Style.com, we’ve been keeping tabs—as usual—on models’ respective Resort performances. In general, the season was dominated by fresh-faced blonds like Lexi Boling, Harleth Kuusik, Nastya Sten, and Manuela Frey, who each made nine or more Resort appearances in lookbooks or on the catwalks. Tomboyish brunettes Mijo Mihaljcic and Waleska Gorczevski were hot on their heels with seven Resort cameos apiece. Meanwhile, we couldn’t get enough of spunky Binx Walton, who posed for Balmain and Fendi, among others, and Jamie Bochert—the Style.com/Print cover star turned up at The Row, Lanvin, and Emanuel Ungaro.

Below, we’ve tallied Resort’s nine most in-demand models.

Name: Nastya Sten (THE SOCIETY), above left
Total Resort Appearances: 9
Resort Highlights: Chanel (runway), Bottega Veneta, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Jil Sander, Prabal Gurung, Kenzo, Marc by Marc Jacobs

Name: Harleth Kuusik (THE SOCIETY), above center
Total Resort Appearances: 10
Resort Highlights: Dior (runway), Louis Vuitton (runway), Calvin Klein Collection (runway), Miu Miu (runway), Valentino, Jason Wu, Derek Lam

Name: Maja Salamon (NEXT), above right
Total Resort Appearances: 9
Resort Highlights: Louis Vuitton (runway), Calvin Klein Collection (runway), Miu Miu (runway), Giambattista Valli, Donna Karan, Diesel Black Gold

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Name: Lexi Boling (FORD), left
Total Resort Appearances: 7
Resort Highlights: Prada (runway), Dior (runway), Miu Miu (runway), Balenciaga (runway), Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen

Name: Charlene Högger (ELITE PARIS), center
Total Resort Appearances: 6
Resort Highlights: Emilio Pucci, Mugler, Richard Nicoll, McQ, Mulberry

Name: Manuela Frey (THE SOCIETY), right
Total Resort Appearances: 9
Resort Highlights: Dior (runway), Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Kenzo, Maiyet, Julien David

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Name: Mijo Mihaljcic (IMG), left
Total Resort Appearances: 7
Resort Highlights: Chanel (runway), Louis Vuitton (runway), Balenciaga (runway), Altuzarra, Chloé, Narciso Rodriguez

Name: Waleska Gorczevski (DNA), center
Total Resort Appearances: 7
Resort Highlights: Dior (runway), Ralph Lauren (runway), Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, Suno, Trademark

Name: Katlin Aas (IMG), right
Total Resort Appearances: 7
Resort Highlights: Dior (runway), Balenciaga (runway), Bottega Veneta, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Public School, Diane von Furstenberg

Photos: Courtesy Photos

A Seductive Resort Short, Courtesy of Altuzarra

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Joseph Altuzarra debuted his romantic Resort ’14 collection earlier this month, and while shooting his lookbook, he and photographer Simon Cave had a thought. “We came across the idea of wanting to make something that was atmospheric and more of a visual manifestation of the Altuzarra woman,” the pair told Style.com. Enter Altuzarra’s heady black-and-white Resort ’14 film, which, styled by Vanessa Traina and Melanie Huynh, stars models Magdalena Jasek, Manuela Frey, and Kayley Chabot. Directed and set to some moody beats by Cave, the short sees its heroines dressed up in pieces that, as Altuzarra explains, “were very strong in silhouette and details. We wanted to create something that was very classic in mood, and highlight the masculine and feminine contrasts.” Blindfolds and fluttering veils of sheer black and white chiffon lend an air of mystery to the spot that, we have to admit, is seriously sexy. “A large part of the collection was about exploring the idea of seduction and sensuality, with lace details and lingerie elements in many of the pieces,” said Altuzarra. “The blindfolds and veils were an extension of this concept of seduction and provocation.” Catch the sultry film’s debut above, exclusively on Style.com.

High Society

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“Have you heard about The Society?” It’s a question that’s been making the rounds in model-watcher circles for what seems like a year, and now The Society is no longer a secret. After a soft launch during New York fashion week, Elite Paris’ New York outpost—not to be mistaken with the nonaligned Elite New York—officially debuted its Web site yesterday with an impressive roster of established faces, including Lindsey Wixson, Sigrid Agren, Cora Emmanuel, Mackenzie Drazan, and Ming Xi, as well as noteworthy newcomers such as Marine Deleeuw, Josephine Le Tutour, and Manuela Frey. The agency will also represent musicians, including Grace Jones, Oh Land, and Lily Rose Cooper (a.k.a. Lily Allen). “We’ve had the opportunity to be super-selective with the girls we take on rather than being so volume oriented,” a representative told Style.com. “Elite understands the value of investing in a gorgeous face.”

The Society hits the ground running with a huge history and network already in place, which contains the Elite Model Look competition—the largest source of new models in the world. The polished Web site, which was designed by Ezra Petronio and features Santiago & Mauricio-lensed animations of each girl in a grid format (kind of like a glam version of Hollywood Squares, no?), sets the tone for one of The Society’s goals, which is “to promote original editorial content and do interesting projects that converge fashion and art,” a representative said. “It’s a bit different from the standard approach,” which is exactly what the New York modeling industry needs right now. Based on initial impressions, The Society is poised to become a major force.

Santiago & Mauricio / Courtesy of The Society