one of the ways fashion houses cut costs this season was to cast new faces rather than relying on costlier established models. The frugal environment pitted dozens of young models against one another in a race to get in front of as many decision-makers as possible, for a shot at an advertising campaign or an editorial shoot. Here are 10 relative newcomers who rose to the top of the heap.
This story first appeared in the March 16, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.