Thursday, September 11, 2008

And more: Allegra Carpenter

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Add Allegra Carpenter to the mod list.

A 17 year-old Perth native, who has been with Viviens Perth for the past three years – after reportedly entering the agency's 2005 Model Search comp on a whim, and winning – Carpenter has this week walked in at least three shows.

They are: Tuleh, Cushnie et Ochs but notably, the Brazilian swimwear brand Rosa Cha.

rosa cha SS09/wwd

In the latter show, Carpenter’s runway colleagues included some of the modelling world’s biggest names, from Isabeli Fontana to Vlada Roslyakova, Bruna Tenorio, compatriot Abbey Lee Kershaw and Jessica Stam – who Carpenter resembles.

Viviens Perth is the same agency which springboarded Gemma Ward.

Debuting at Australian Fashion Week in 2006, Carpenter’s Australian work in the interim has included editorials in the local editions of Harpers Bazaar and Vogue.

Now signed to the Paris Development board of IMG however, IMG being the world's biggest model agency, her career looks poised for takeoff.


Already boasting her own (lean) model profile on New York magazine – and even an entry on's coveted 'Of The Minute' section back in March, Carpenter's hitherto low-profile international runway career kicked off, as far as I can ascertain, in July, when she was booked for the Philip Lim 3.1 Resort 09 presentation.


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