Paris Fashion Week usually gives rise to emerging runway stars, but this season truly overran with tried-and-true favorites. Some newbies managed to chalk up a few opening and closing slots, but the old guard showed up in force. Natalia Vodianova, Eva Herzigova, and Daria Werbowy all made special appearances when they opened and closed Stella McCartney, Hermes, and Balmain, respectively. Mariacarla Boscono had her indispensable closing slot at Givenchy; while John Galliano anointed Karlie Kloss, the lucky one when she opened for Christian Dior and his namesake label.
But, the Danish model, Freja Beha, with her sleek, androgynous look, had trumped them all. She made a fine closing for Karl Lagerfeld’s own collection, Chanel (alongside Baptiste Giabiconi and Lara Stone), Dries van Noten and Valentino. That in itself could have warranted the win, but Freja was the first face at Rick Owens and Chloe also. She also made her appearances on runway for Balenciaga, Balmain, Celine, Gareth Pugh, Hermes, Isabel Marant, Lanvin, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Sonia Rykiel, and Stella McCartney. Phew!!
Erichsen made her debut as a model in 2005 at the fall Prada, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton shows in Milan and Paris, where she opened for Miu Miu. Since then, she has appeared in many ad campaigns for famous brands like Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Hugo Boss, Gucci, H&M, CK by Calvin Klein, Hermes, Chanel, and Chloe. See all her openings and closings for designer fashion brands at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2010.
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