OMG! MIRANDA KERR modelled in Balenciaga’s show!

02 October 2009

Miranda Kerr Miranda Kerr

Possibly you maaay have noticed: fashion is unbelievably snobby, and nowhere more so than when it comes to the world of ready-to-wear catwalk presentations. Only the strongest-looking (most edgy), models are allowed to walk on the runways. So imagine our surprise to realise that last night, the Balenciaga show (currently the coolest luxury label in the world) featured none other than Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr.

The Aussie model has been persistently beeping on the radar at Grazia HQ for a while now. On the one hand, she is a pretty Cameron Diaz lookalike who dates an actor and models in swimwear campaigns. On the other, she is also seriously style-savvy, an on-the-case business woman, and by all accounts from our spies, an all-round smart, sweet, funny lady.

But the news that Miranda walked for Balenciaga yesterday is nothing short of shocking. Previously the only model to cross over from the world of Sports Illustrated man-friendly modelling to premium catwalk shows is Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen. The division between the two spheres of modelling is so pronounced that a row erupted between another Victoria’s Secret model, Heidi Klum and Karl Lagerfeld when the Chanel designer famously bitched "I don't know Heidi Klum. She was never known in France. Claudia Schiffer also doesn't know who she is."

Grazia’s Beauty Director Annabel Jones says Kerr’s Balenciaga casting is a sign that things are changing in fashion: “Designers are much more focused now on looking to the street for influences in fashion, and Miranda knows how to put great looks together – she’s becoming something of a fashion force on her own. She’s quite cool and glossy, but still cute and accessible. Maybe what we’re seeing is a new type of runway model.”

It’s certainly a new type of Miranda Kerr. The model was unrecognisable in straightened spray back hair and full-on wraparound catwalk eye make up. Wonder if Karl Lagerfeld knows who she is yet?


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