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Insta Spotlight: Models of the Moment

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Kendall Jenner leads the pack of a new generation of runway supermodels.

By Jessica Michault

It is exciting to see such a variety of woman generating the most heat on the fashion catwalks this season. From a reality television star and a second generation supermodel to a couple of unknown faces that are none the less beautifully engrossing, here is the list of the top 5 models walking the catwalks right now.

It comes as little surprise that Kendall Jenner would be a great “get” for a designer’s runway show. Jenner has more than 48 million followers on Instagram alone, and let’s not even talk about all the other entertainment platforms she and her family populate. Refreshingly un-diva, Jenner lets the looks take the spotlight—though we’re sure the designers are thrilled to see her wearing them.


Truth be told, Gigi Hadid has been modeling from the tender age of two when she starred in some Baby Guess campaigns. But the bodacious beauty, whose mother is the model Yolanda Foster, really came into her own in the past year with her turn on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk, her appearance in the prestigious Pirelli calendar and her gig as a new brand ambassador for Maybelline. The fact that she and Kendall Jenner are best friends has also catapulted this California girl to the top of the runway model heap.


It doesn’t get more high profile than cutting your runway teeth on the Prada catwalk. This was the fate of the 20-year-old Dominican Republic model Lineisy Montero last year. Since then, her distinctive look has electrified the fashion world and she has graced the cover of Dazed and Teen Vogue and starred in campaigns for Chanel, Givenchy and Prada. Not to mention walking in the shows for top houses like Céline, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Loewe and Balenciaga. This season Montero’s model status should go supernova once the next round of shows get underway.


There is just something about model Molly Bair’s look – her slim 6-foot-tall body, her big ears, her broad brow, her plump lips – that telegraphs a message of disgruntled youth cool. It’s no wonder then that this 18-year-old from Pennsylvania was picked by Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs to star in their recent advertising campaigns. Her unique walk and stature makes her easy to spot on the catwalk and her look has landed her on the cover of hip fashion magazines like Interview, CR book, Numero and 10 Magazine.


Anna Cleveland doesn’t ever simply wall down a catwalk. The daughter of one of the original supermodels, Pat Cleveland, she has become known as much for her theatrical and charismatic turns on the runway as she is for her distinctive oblong face and elongated silhouette. A true fashion showman, Cleveland does more then simple wear an outfit, she creates an entire character for each design and sells it with her whole body and soul in each and every show. She is one of fashion’s most exotic birds, watching her work is always an experience.


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