Saturday, February 21, 2009


elite paris

Once again, it’s hard keeping up with Oz modelling news on the OS catwalks. Below is an updated showlist from Wednesday’s post which revealed that no less than 11 Australian girls were in New York last week. Chic Management’s Myf Shepherd led the NY charge with an impressive 20 shows. Now comes word via Grazia – that’d be the very high profile UK edition (and thanks to Chowder for the headsup) – that Chadwicks’ Georgie Wass (pictured above) is a face to watch at London Fashion Week, which is now underway. According to Grazia, the 19 year-old redhead from Sydney has been confirmed for Topshop, Jaeger, Christopher Kane, Richard Nicoll and Armand Basi… “and then she's going to Milan on exclusive for Prada!”. Which pretty much guarantees that Wass probably won’t be walking in Prada. Which would be a shame, so we hope we are wrong.

Prada’s casting director Russell Marsh is notorious for his guerilla casting tactics.

A Prada exclusive often means that noone knows about the exclusive until it happens – and the model involved tends not to have been seen anywhere else that season (a case in point, Gemma Ward).

Many girls are optioned for Prada shows. And urban fashion legend has it that Marsh is prone to dropping girls as late as the show's hair & makeup stage – if he discovers that they have blabbed about the gig.

In September, coincidentally, after Kiwi Olivia O’Driscoll’s agent talked to a NZ newspaper about O’Driscoll flying to Milan for an alleged Prada exclusive, which we reported, O’Driscoll did not turn up on Prada's runway.

With other local names boasting London and/or Milan showcards, expect to see Abbey Lee Kershaw, Alexandra Agoston-O'Connor and Tallulah Morton popping up very soon (22/02: see updated lists with London shows, below).

For the moment Alice Burdeu appears to be MIA.

Feel free to add to, if frockwriter has missed anything, as we track their season.

Myf Shepherd
Brian Reyes (opened)
Jason Wu
BCBG Max Azria
United Bamboo
Adam Lippes
Diane Von Furstenberg
Erin Fetherston
Donna Karan
Marc By Marc Jacobs
Max Azria
Michael Kors
Phillip Lim
Devi Kroell
Zac Posen
Julian Louie
Academy of Art University
L'Wren Scott
Topshop Unique
Armand Basi One
Christopher Kane
Betty Jackson
Richard Nicoll
Luella (closed)
Julien Macdonald
Paul Smith Women (opened)
Louise Goldin

Catherine McNeil
Ohne Titel
Alexander Wang
Diane Von Furstenberg
Carolina Hererra
Matthew Williamson
Derek Lam
Narciso Rodriguez
Isaac Mizrahi
Zac Posen
Julien Macdonald

Skye Stracke
Brian Reyes (closed)
Joseph Altuzarra
Karen Walker
Akika Ogawa
Oscar de la Renta
Basso & Brooke
Nathan Jenden
Nicole Farhi
Anne-Sofie Back
Paul Smith Women
Mary Katrantzou
House of Holland

Stephanie Carta
Narciso Rodriguez
Phillip Lim
Rad Hourani
Matthew Ames
Vena Cava
L'Wren Scott

Bridget Malcolm
Lela Rose (opened)
Miss Sixty
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Andy & Debb
David Delfin
Toni Maticevski
Tory Burch
Vera Wang
Cynthia Steffe
Elise Overland
Nanette Lepore
John Rocha

Shanina Shaik
Yeohlee (opened)
Shipley & Halmos
Mara Hoffman
Project Runway
Richie Rich

Chelsea Scanlan
Shipley & Halmos
Mara Hoffman
Vivienne Tam

Tallulah Morton
Graeme Black
Jasper Conran
Paul Costelloe

Georgie Wass
Topshop Unique
Nicola de Main
Danielle Scutt

Rosie Tupper
Lela Rose
Nanette Lepore
A Détacher

Christina Carey
Rad Hourani
Joseph Altuzarra
Vena Cava

Julia Ikonomou
Andy & Debb
Custo Barcelona

Alexandra Agoston-O’Connor
Kinder Aggugini
Jasper Conran

Jethro Cave

Vanessa Milde
Toni Maticevski

Zanita Whittington
Josh Goot
Alexandra Groover


Anonymous said...

There are runway show casting directors who DO show extraordinary talent when choosing girls, and then there is Russell Marsh...
Remember last season he chose a girl for a Prada show exclusive - she fell at the show, she did one other small show in Paris and yet still named her as one of their Top 10 faces!!!
Remember also the previous show season; he selected a young Ukrainian model Lera Sheremeta to open the Prada show, but just before the show started she was dumped because she made a negative remark about the clothes she was wearing! - ...did she go on to show the incredible talent that Mr Marsh saw in her? Of course not, now its Lera... Lera Who?
It doesn't surprise me that he dumps girls because their names were leaked - his interest is all about creating and maintaining his own kudos - he has little interest and even less aptitude in selecting models for modelling skills (just as long as they're skinny and young). He's the leader of the bandwagon and thats where his talent starts and ends. His power in this industry comes from those fashion bimbo's who "Oooooo and aaahhhh" over a (his) name, and who have no intrinsic ability to think for themselves. Unfortunately there are oodles of them, afterall, this is the fashion industry and its

sonny said...

you can add A Detacher for Rosie Tupper

Blog Archive