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Model of the Moment

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Constance Jablonski at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala.

Constance Jablonski—Bal Harbour magazine’s Fall 2012 cover girl—is one of the world’s top models. Her meteoric rise began about four years ago when she signed with the Marilyn agency, which is now suing the 21-year-old French model for breach of contract after she left the agency for DNA Model Management.

Her star turn set its course in the Fall of 2008 when she walked the runway for Diane Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Matthew Williamson and Marchesa during New York Fashion Week. During that same season’s Paris Fashion Week, Jablonski walked for Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci and Vivienne Westwood.

Her runway appearances were quickly followed by coveted editorials—the first of many to come was shot by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue in December 2008—in Harper’s Bazaar, W, international editions of Vogue, i-D, Interview and Numero. The following year she became a face of D&G, photographed by Mario Testino. But when it comes to “being a face,” nothing signals a models arrival than a beauty campaign—particularly for Estée Lauder—which she did in 2011 alongside Liu Wen, who herself made headlines as the first Asian face of the cosmetics giant.

Overall, Jablonski’s portfolio is a who’s who of fashion, from designers to photographers: she’s posed for Steven Meisel, David Sims, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Mikael Jansson, Mario Sorrenti, Craig McDean and Patrick Demarchelier; walked for Donna Karan, Dior, Gucci, Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Balenciaga, Zac Posen, Sonia Rykiel and Elie Saab and lent her face to campaigns including Alberta Ferretti, Cesare Paciotti, D&G, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Hermes, Nine West, Max Mara, Barneys, Topshop, Tse, H&M, Bally, GAP, Moschino, United Colors of Benetton and Y-3.

Currently, Jablonski is on the cover of both Vogue China and Vogue Germany’s February editions. For more coverage and commentary on the model's impending lawsuit, check out the video below for a report from ABC News.

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