Model by Numbers

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Published March 13, 2009

A fashion show is a manual for competition, and now that the runways are over, the counting can begin. For rival editors, there’s the front row seating chart; for models, the line-up is like a pitching roster—how many appearances, and whether you’re opening or closing. A sports reference—bet you weren’t expecting that! Get your bearings back, because here are our tabulations for the most model appearances.

Toni Garrn: Formerly an exclusive for Calvin Klein, Toni has since spread her wings, opening for Bottega Veneta, Donna Karan, Narciso Rodriguez, Etro, and Tommy Hilfiger, and closed for Bottega Veneta, Fendi (forwhich she is the face in the Spring campaign), and Preen. She is also one of the Prada ladies in the beautiful new campaign—so she can count the days her name is misspelled numbered.

Jac (nee: Monika Jagaciak): While she only opened one big show, Calvin Klein, she also closed it—and Marni, Missoni, Pollini and Richard Chai. She’s one of IMG’s new faces, was selected by casting agent Daniel Peddle prior to Fashion Week,  and we expect to see more of her in some Calvin! Also walked Burberry, Jil Sander, Gucci and Prada.

Kaitlin Aas: Kaitlin was brand new to the runway, and she both opened and closed Prada—which, with Miuccia’s reputation for launching models like Sasha and Suvi, is always the show to watch for new faces. She also opened Christopher Kane in London.

Karolin Wolter: One of the top-ten newcomers on models.com and another pick by Daniel Peddle, Karolin opened Jil Sander, which is another European show to watch for new faces. She was also chosen by Marc Jacobs for his show and walked in YSL, Valentino, Dries Van Notern, Lanvin, Roland Mouret, Hermes and Marni to name only a few…

Alla Kostromicheva: the opener of the YSL and Alexander McQueen shows, Alla made a splash in Paris also walking in Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Roland Mouret, and Valentino. We’ll expect her in major editorials and the fall 09 campaigns.