We’ve been seeing a lot more of our fave supermodels lately doing commercials and editorial work (Christy, Claudia, Cindy, Linda) but not many on the runway. So how freaked out and excited was I to see so many famous model faces at NYFW this year. It was awesome! Zac Posen’s show had the most famous models, opening with legendary Naomi Campbell, wearing a beautifully cut white and red flower dress, which was very feminine and pretty – it’s kind of funny he chose Naomi to wear something so girly and soft, because, well…she’s not. The show also featured famous faces from the last 10 years like (click on the names to see the photos) Karolina Kurkova, Coco Rhoca, Angela Lindvall, Alek Wek, Crystal Renn and Erin O’Connor. The girls were all a welcome addition to Zac’s show this year and NYFW in general.
I was also happy to see Caroline Murphy (love the dark red lipstick) at Jason Wu and Marchesa. And Carol Alt!!!!!, who likely hasn’t been on a runway in over 20 years and looked amazing at Marimekko. And one of the coolest and best runway comebacks was Carmen Dell’Orefice. At 81, she’s still super stunning and is SOOOOO fancy. Carmen walked the runway for Norisol Ferrari and Marimekko.
It was so cool to see all of these gals back doing runway work. Not only are they some of the best models ever but they don’t all look the same and they’re different ages. Maybe this is a sign that more designers are going to start moving away from the super skinny and vacant looking 16 year olds. I’m mean, who relates to that? Let’s get some more beautiful, fancy WOMEN back on the runways. It’s time.
I love this!
Carmen Dell’Orefice at Norisol Ferrari, photo from styleite.com