Well this may help make up for that esoteric Dazed & Confused cover we told you about on Friday - not to mention the nasty prang at Rodarte yesterday, when Kershaw's vertiginous Nicholas Kirkwood platforms got the better of her. Before D&C has even hit the stands, Abbey Lee Kershaw has cracked page one of one of the world’s most high profile fashion magazines, V. Nose ring to boot.
The issue is out tomorrow. And OK, OK, OK, Kershaw might be one of 14 V cover girls next month – fashion magazines have taken to making multiple covers of late.
But for the V55 celebration issue, Kershaw is partnered up with thirteen “of the most beautiful women on earth”, according to V mag, as shot by leading fashion snapper duo, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.
Notes the V website:
“We like to think of it as our 21st-century survey of modern beauty, starring cover girls Eniko Mihalik, Malgosia Bela, Anna Selezneva, Daria Werbowy, Frankie Rayder, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Natasha Poly, Sunniva Stordahl, Christy Turlington, Agyness Deyn, Naomi Campbell, Lara Stone, Anja Rubik, and Eva Herzigova”.
It’s pretty fast company for a girl who had never set foot on an international runway eight months ago - and who is currently ranked the world number 21 working model by models.com.
Kershaw's Chic Management stablemate Catherine McNeil, who is ranked the world # 9, is not amongst next month's V cover girls, but then of course McNeil scored her own V cover eight months ago: V47.
With at least 15 New York SS09 shows under Kershaw's belt the last time I checked (which was before the shows for Tuesday 6 September had even been posted), someone is having a blockbuster sophomore season.