ok so this is the cover every fashionista is talking about. The May 07 US Vogue Cover, featuring (what they consider to be) the World's Next Top Models.
who are they?
(L-R) Lily Donaldson, Hilary Rhoda, Doutzen Kroes, Sasha Pivovarova (tricky eh?), Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmerman, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, Coca Rocha and Agyness Deyn.
First discovered: while shopping in Camden, by Select models, in 2003.
Big break: after landing in Paris for SS06 collections, was cast by none other than Nicholas Ghesquiere of Balenciaga.
Campaigns: Gucci, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, Neiman Marcus.
If she wasn't modelling..: "I love to draw! I want to be an artist!"
Marilyn New York, Paris, Sao Paulo
First discovered: when she was 13, walking down a street in Panambi, Brazil, by the same agent who scouted Gisele.
Big Break: In 2003 after walking with the likes of Gisele, Heidi and Tyra in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Campaigns: Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Vera Wang, Valentino, Miu Miu, Gucci, Prada, DOlce & Gabbana, Versace, Armani, BCBG.
Born to walk: "I used to dress up as a model for Halloween, like every year," she laughs. "I would study all the magazines and practice all my poses and my walk."
Plans: Coco plans to quite the industry when she's 20 and go to university.
Idols: Joe Strummer, of the Clash...and Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols.
Honestly? I'm not sure what I think...I like the actual cover, but i'm not sure that I agree with all of these models. The lack of Lily Cole, and Gemma Ward for a start just irks me, but I'm just not sure these girls are all ready to take on the world...? Only time will tell...