the new faces we're buzzing about

We loved seeing Miranda Kerr at Balenciaga and a seven-months-pregnant Jourdan Dunn at Jean Paul Gaultier, but we're happy to report that Spring was one of the healthiest newcomer seasons in recent memory. With first-name-onlys like Raquel and Coco and recent stars such as Sigrid Agren and Toni Garrn making very select appearances, if not sitting out the month entirely, the door was wide open for some lithe young things to make their mark. —Romney Leader


  1. 1. anastasia kuznetsova (next)

    What's a fashion season without a powerhouse Russian commanding front-row attention? Anastasia Kuznetsova made some buzz in New York when she took opening honors at Rodarte, Hervé Léger, and 3.1 Phillip Lim, but the little matryoshka didn't slow down until Miu Miu in Paris.
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  2. 2. bregje heinen (women direct)

    We're smitten with this Dutch teen's edgy-adorable features. Stella McCartney is, too: Bregje Heinen was the only new face on the roster at the designer's Spring show. She also made appearances at Lanvin and Balenciaga. Oh, and her name? It's pronounced brechk-ye.
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  3. 3. constance jablonski (marilyn)

    OK, this isn't Constance Jablonski's first season, but the French export did land on more runways than any other model, including Balmain's all-star lineup. With her tawny locks and cheekbones you could slice a baguette with, the question is, what took everybody so long?
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  4. 4. frida gustavsson (img)

    A wannabe stylist and self-professed geek, Frida Gustavsson may be just as happy playing computer games as she is posing, but with her mile-long legs, this Stockholmer is a natural on the runway. Just ask Jil Sander's Raf Simons or Dries Van Noten.
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  5. 5. jacquelyn jablonski (ford)

    Jacquelyn Jablonski (no relation to Constance) hails from the same shoreside town as Bruce Springsteen, so it's no surprise that this New Jersey catwalker was (sorry, we couldn't help ourselves) born to run. Her sporty good looks made her a shoe-in at MaxMara and Celine.
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  6. 6. keke lindgard (wilhelmina)

    Hoops phenom Keke Lindgard skipped the start of her sophomore year at a Hawaii high school, but for good reason. After winning a local modeling competition, she was swiftly added to the Spring '10 circuit. A stellar run in Europe made this all-American girl the season's dark-horse story.
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  7. 7. lyndsey scott (click)

    Lyndsey Scott made headlines last season as the African-American with a Calvin Klein exclusive. This time around, the New Jersey native booked Prada and Gucci—quite a feat for someone who was scouted only after posting her own headshot online.
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  8. 8. mirte maas (women)

    Mirte Maas hails from a quiet town in southern Holland, so we'll forgive the Alexander Wang opener for looking, well, terrified as she took to the designer's cement runway for her debut. When it came time to take first-exit honors at Yves Saint Laurent, though, her perfected stride and icy stare looked just right.
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  9. 9. patricia van der vliet (new york models)

    Did you know that the Prada show featured a third-runner-up from Next Top Model? Patricia van der Vliet competed in Holland's Cycle 4, but it wasn't until she got the ax that her career took off. We bet Tyra wishes she could boast a discovery who would go on to close Balenciaga and open Louis Vuitton.
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  10. 10. shu pei qin (next)

    You may recognize Shu Pei Qin from previous Chanel Haute Couture shows (and a number of other runways), but there's no denying that the frequent Vogue China girl exploded in Europe this season. The Shanghai native turned up at Fendi, Marni, and Alexander McQueen.
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