The Fresh-Faced Models Who Dominated Fashion Week This Year.
Fashion Month—meaning the New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion show circuit—is to models what the NFL draft is to college football players: the event is closely monitored by industry insiders and can solidify someone’s star status. As Paris Fashion Week, the very last round of the four-city circuit, winds down, we're taking a look at the crop of fresh faces that dominated the runways this season. Watch out: these girls are the new Jessica Stams and Karlie Klosses, so click through our slideshow to see which breakout stars you should keep an eye on.
Esther Heesch, Next Models
Celine, Chloe, and Isabel Marant, to name just a few, all snapped up German model Heesch for Paris Fashion Week. But considering this 16-year-old's camera-ready looks, it's no surprise she's booking a number of hot-ticket shows, in addition to an editorial in this month's Vogue Italia.
McMenamy made a splash on Marc Jacobs' runway, appearing tastefully topless in little else but hot pants and elbow-length gloves. Perhaps the 18-year-old wunderkind, who stepped foot onto the catwalk for the first time at last season's Saint Laurent and Chanel shows, picked up some confidence pointers from her mother Kristen McMenamy, a top model in the '90s.
Kravchenko opened for Alexander Wang last season, and she hasn’t slowed her stride one bit. The Ukrainian redhead was asked to be in so many shows this time around—including Sonia Rykiel, Roland Mouret, Rick Owens, Missoni, and Erdem—it’s a wonder she was able to be everywhere at once.