Aya Jones @ Prada

Aya Jones

One of the buzziest new faces to emerge from the spring collections is French-Ivorian Aya Jones N'Guessan. In her first modeling gig, the nubile newbie walked exclusively for Prada in Milan at the spring shows a couple of weeks ago, whereupon casting directors tripped over themselves to book her for the following shows in her hometown of Paris. Ultimately she chose to walk only a few, but they were some of the best: Miu Miu (of course), Valentino, Maison Martin Margiela, Sonia Rykiel, Viktor & Rolf, and Giambattista Valli, among others.

Aya has been compared to ebony goddesses Naomi Campbell, Noémie Lenoir, and Marihenny Rivera. There'll be plenty of opportunities to mull it over since it's very likely that, for the spring 2015 editorial and campaign season, Aya will be everywhere.

Oct 13, 2014 22:36:00
Lexi Boling, Prada

Lexi Boling

Putting the chic in Chicago, Lexi Boling was signed on her second visit to Ford Models in the Windy City (they told her to come back when she got her braces off). It's been a whirlwind ever since for Lexi, most known for her legs that don't end and her intense gaze that some have likened to a 'death stare.' At the spring collections, she walked 23 shows in New York alone and too many to count in London, Milan, and Paris, where she clocked appearances at Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Céline, Givenchy, and Loewe. We also noticed that, death stare notwithstanding, she's one of the liveliest girls backstage, hamming it up at every turn. Magazine editorials have been pouring in, too — everything from Italian Vogue to Numéro. Everyone's watching sexy Lexi.

Oct 05, 2014 22:27:00
Alexander McQueen, spring 15

Model Behavior: Alexander McQueen Backstage

Alexander McQueen's models were calm and Zen-like on the runway, but backstage they were anything but. Photos by Sonny Vandevelde...

Oct 03, 2014 19:46:00

Model Behavior: Paris Backstage 3/3

Backstage at the Paris spring 2015 collections: Givenchy, Kenzo, Chloé, Giambattista Valli,
Valentino, Sacai, Iris Van Herpen, John Galliano
Photos by Sonny Vandevelde

Oct 02, 2014 07:21:00

Model Behavior: Jean Paul Gaultier Backstage

You'd hardly know Jean Paul Gaultier was exiting read-to-wear from the festive celebration backstage. Photos by Sonny Vandevelde...

Sep 26, 2014 20:49:00

Model Behavior: Paris Backstage 2/3

Backstage at the Paris spring 2015 collections: Lanvin, AF Vandevorst, Balmain,
Viktor & Rolf, Mugler, Isabel Marant, Acne Studios
Photos by Sonny Vandevelde

Sep 27, 2014 14:31:00

Model Behavior: Rick Owens Backstage

Getting into the theatrical spirit of a Rick Owens show, the designers' girls hammed it up backstage. Photos by Sonny Vandevelde...

Sep 26, 2014 20:49:00

Model Behavior: Paris Backstage 1/3

Backstage at the Paris spring 2015 collections: Dries Van Noten, Hood By Air, Rochas,
Vionnet, Anthony Vaccarello, Jacquemus, Manish Arora
Photos by Sonny Vandevelde

Sep 18, 2014 23:11:00

Model Behavior: Prada Backstage

On the runway, Prada's girls were on their best behavior, but backstage there was fun to be had. Photos by Sonny Vandevelde...

Sep 20, 2014 15:40:00

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