Once, the model army could only be found backstage at the shows in leather bikers and skinny jeans. Today, their wardrobes are as influential as many A-listers. But being a pretty face isn’t enough to guarantee global domination, so modern models have social media presence with personalities that zing through shoots and tweets, and an ability to show their fashion prowess whether on or off duty. Click through the gallery above to see the girls of the new guard…
From Cara To Georgia: 6 Reasons Why 2013 Was The Year Of The Model
GALLERY >> 2013 Was The Year Of The Model
1. Karlie Kloss
Her summer looks were particularly strong with a series of spaghettistrapped dresses. She highlighted to us the brilliance of US sustainable fashion label The Reformation.
2. Cara Delevingne
The trackies and sneakers are still there, but Cara’s upped her eveningwear game this year. Being a tomboy to the end, her smarter wardrobe leans on the trouser suit.
3. Georgia May Jagger
Georgia really stepped up her portfolio with magazine covers and high-profile shows like Alexander Wang and Isabel Marant. Her boho Australian holiday wardrobe made for heatwave inspiration.
4. Miranda Kerr
She doesn’t have a hair out of place. An impeccable matchy-matchy approach means her accessories collection must be heaving.
5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Los Angeles life looks good for this model-turnedlingerie designer. Her way of mixing paisley prints and denim with less expected pieces means her Brit cool shines through.
6. Karolina Kurkova
A supreme leader of the street-stylin’ model crew. Her wardrobe brought our attention to one of the summer’s biggest hits: the Zara skort.