It’s been a breakthrough year for model Emily Senko. The Chicago native made waves this past summer when she appeared in the resort shows for Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta. From there, she had a stellar spring 2011 season walking for noted design houses, including Chanel, Chloé, Proenza Schouler, Diane von Furstenberg, Topshop Unique, Haider Ackermann, Prabal Gurung, Costume National, Dries Van Noten and Graeme Armour (which she opened). Propelled by an especially strong performance in Paris, Senko — with her cool gaze, full lips and charming personality — is positioned to stretch her hot streak into New York next season.
Agency: Ford Models
Home city: Chicago
Birth sign: Capricorn
How did you get into modeling? "When I was young it was something I always thought about doing, but my parents insisted on me finishing school. I finally took myself to an open call at Ford and was signed that day.”
Since you’ve moved to New York from the Midwest, what do you miss about Chicago? What were your favorite hangouts there? "I miss the snow. There is something so peaceful about the first Chicago snowfall. And during the summers I love to hang out on Lake Michigan."
Cubs or White Sox? "Cubs, 100 percent! When I was growing up, my family had season tickets every year. Nothing better than a losing team."
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia