One of the most in-demand models on the spring runways was 16-year-old Lindsey Wixson. Fashion’s most prestigious labels (think the likes of Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton) were clamoring; Wixson walked a whopping 56 shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York. Beyond the impressive blue-chip bookings, her success is staggering due to the sheer velocity of her career. She was only 14 when Vision L.A. model scout Tony Perkins discovered Wixson in a local fashion show in Wichita, Kansas. While her unique beauty, poise and conﬁdence caught his eye, Wixson’s maturity surprised him the most. “The day that she started, she didn’t think of this as anything but a business for herself,” Perkins recalled. “And she’s very aware of what’s going on around her. She’s always professional. She’s just fantastic.”
This story first appeared in the November 12, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.