We obviously have major love for Kendall Jenner and the Hadid sisters, but it's a great big Fashion Week out there. If you already follow fashion's reigning models of the moment and your Instagram feed needs to be even more glamorous and insider-y, we got you. Just in time for New York Fashion Week, which kicks off today, here's a rundown of 10 crazy gorgeous top models and models on the rise.
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Lineisy Montero seemingly walks in every single runway show. (Note: the actual stat is 61 in a single season.) She’s everywhere! That’s why it’s hard to believe she’s only been on scene for the past 18 months since she made her runway debut at Prada’s fall 2015 show. Lineisy’s clearly on her way to supermodel status.
Hanne Gaby Odiele’s been at the very top of modeling, with Alexander Wang, Chanel, Balenciaga, and Prada on her resume. Last month, Hanne made headlines as an intersex advocate, sharing that she was born with XY chromosomes. “I want to live authentically as who I am and help to break down the stigma that intersex persons face—but also to use the profile that I’ve built through modeling to give back to those without a voice,” she told Vogue. “I want to be there for people who are struggling, to tell them it’s OK—it’s one part of you, but it’s not who you are.”
Newbie Camille Hurel officially walked in the most Spring 2017 runways, according to Vogue France. The 6-foot-tall Parisian brunette booked 52 shows, including Dior, Givenchy and Valentino. Must be nice!
Selena Forrest has the craziest model origin story: she told New York magazine that when an agency said they wouldn’t sign her since she had braces, she took pliers to her teeth and did the job herself. Ouch, but it definitely paid off. The California teen opened Proenza Schouler’s spring 2016 show and has already modeled in Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi shows.
Australian Fernanda Ly’s perfect Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink-colored hair landed her a spot in a Louis Vuitton show last year and a whimsical Kate Spade New York Spring 2017 campaign (she starred alongside a camel for some reason).
Body-positive British model Iskra Lawrence is kind of a social media sensation — she’s got over 3 million followers on Instagram and a TED Talk on her resume. She walked in her very first NYFW last season, modeling swimsuits for Chromat, and brands would be smart to book her again this year.
Kendall, Bella, and Gigi might need to make some room at the top. With 7 million Instagram followers, Taylor Hill's commercial success includes Victoria Secret Angel status and a Topshop campaign. She’s got high fashion cred too: the 20-year-old from Colorado walked in 10 NYFW shows last season including Marc Jacobs.
Speaking of, Alexander Wang Squad member Anna Ewers beat out Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid to earn Models.com's Model of the Year in 2015. She did it all without a huge Instagram following, telling The Independent, “I’m not too exposed to social media and is going quite well for me.” That’s an understatement, for sure.
Teddy Quinlivan is both a runway show and street style fixture. A true fashion fan (with a very funny Instagram feed), W magazine notes that she’s known for “literally leaping in front of street style photographers.”
Neelam Gil was discovered by Burberry in 2015 and became an “overnight sensation,” as Elle put it. That’s what happens when you walk in Kanye’s Yeezy show, score an Abercrombie campaign and maaaybe date Zayn Malik. We're expecting great things from Neelam and all these girls, and you can bet we'll be following along on social media this NYFW.
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