As today's crop of top models go, Joan Smalls is one of my favourites and she's clearly struck a chord with Karl Lagerfeld too. As you'll remember, the designer booked the Puerto Rican model to appear in the S/S12 Chanel campaign alongside Saskia De Brauw and this season he's booked her for Fendi.
'I said to myself backstage during the show, 'It’s her and her alone. No other girl — or boy — no child, only her'. She had this incredible golden, glowing skin that made her look like some Etruscan beauty,' he told WWD. 'She is also a great girl to work with, and we had great fun.'