The tabloids may still be dubbing Guy Ritchie’s new girlfriend a ‘mystery woman’ this weekend, but Grazia recognised her straight away.
It’s rising catwalk star Michaela Kocianova. The 22 year old model was born in Slovakia, where she won the country’s Elite’s Model Look contest in 2004.
Her runway debut was at New York Fashion Week walking for the A/W 2006 Rodarte’s show. Since then, her edgy looks (sharp bone structure, sticky outy ears) have helped her walk for top fashion labels and couture houses from McQueen and Dior to Dolce and Gabbana and Versace and she has worked with legendary photographers like Steven Meisel and Juergen Teller for top glossies like Italian Vogue and l’Offiiciel. Only last season she was walking for Ann Demeulemeester, Christian Dior, and John Galliano shows in Milan and Paris.
But Michaela is not just another skinny catwalker; in keeping with the current phenomenon for lingerie models appearing in fashion shows, three years ago, she was signed as one of the Victoria’s Secret angels. Maybe they can double-date with David Walliams and Lara Stone?