For Fashion Models, Quirk Is In

Alek Wek by Andrew Yee For the Financial Times, May 2010.
Alek Wek by Andrew Yee For the Financial Times, May 2010.
Alek Wek by Andrew Yee For the Financial Times, May 2010.

“But in casting sessions for New York Fashion Week, it seems the most coveted look isn’t from a particular region or defined by a body type. To stand out as a model now, one needs to have a flaw.

Some of the most successful working models of the moment have an unconventional twist. For Cara Delevingne, on the cover of the September issue of W magazine, it’s thick eyebrows. For Casey Legler, it’s her short-cropped hair and a distinctly masculine affect (a former Olympic swimmer, has been shot in both men’s and women’s clothes), Athena Wilson and Sam Rollinson are also quite boyish.”

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