Forget counting fresh faces by the number of shows young models walk in each season, it's time to track magazine-cover wear. This season, look 22 of the Fall '10 Balmain show - a v-neck, sparkly gold minidress - is easily the front runner. Already, the frock has been spotted on Claudia Schiffer (for one of 40 Zeit magazine covers for the read's 40th anniversary in October), Anna Dello Russo (for 10's fall issue) and Natalia Vodianova (for British Harper's Bazaar in December).
That's not to mention placements on the October cover of Indian Vogue (starring Cindy Crawford), the August issue of German Vogue (with Abbey Lee Kershaw) and the November issue of Spanish Vogue (look for Toni Garrn). Don't forget about the latest sighting, on Anne Hathaway's December cover of British Elle. Well, Balmain, you sure do know how to turn heads at the newsstand.
Karlie Kloss has been one very busy girl this year. She has walked for some of the biggest names, including Valentino, McQueen, Gaultier, Givenchy and Armani Prive, and starred in ad campaigns for the likes of Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs. All this from a young lady who turned 17 this year.
And just in case all her accomplishments as listed above and others (such as her love of ballet and cooking) weren't enough, Kloss has now been crowned as Vogue's favourite model of 2009. The "award" is thanks to the fashion bloggers du jour, at Fashin, who trawled through back copies of the magazines and tallied up just how many appearances Ms Kloss has made this year alone. She has graced the cover of every major Vogue magazine including Australian Vogue, Brazilian Vogue, British Vogue, Chinese Vogue, French Vogue, German Vogue, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Mexican Vogue, Russian Vogue and Spanish Vogue. Phew! What a list. We just can't imagine what life must be like for Karlie given that when we were 17, worrying about how we looked on the cover of a magazine was nothing more than a pipe dream. Congratulations lady!