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Natalia Chabanenko Is Milan’s Next Big Thing

From left, Lily Donaldson, Natalia Chabanenko, and Mariacarla Boscono.Photo: Imaxtree

Miuccia made our job easy today, since the Prada’s casting is the one to watch. And as the designer frequently does, she broke a star: Natalia Chabanenko, a pouty brunette who bookended the lineup and clenched today’s win. But there were other girls worth mentioning: Jourdan Dunn also hit the Prada runway, and she’s the first black girl to do that since…we don’t know when. And we did our research, best as we could, back to 2000. At any rate, we think we can say it’s been awhile. And marvelous Mariacarla “Please Never Go Back to Blonde” Boscono closed Salvatore Ferragamo while also opening and closing the 6267 show. Notably missing from shows today, however, was Sasha Pivovarova. In fact, she’s been missing from most New York and Milan shows. Sup with that? Check back later to read IMG’s statement. —Kendall Herbst

Prada Natalia Chabanenko Natalia Chabanenko
Bottega Veneta Olga Sherer Lily Donaldson
6267 Mariacarla Boscono Mariacarla Boscono
Etro Agnete Hegelund Lily Donaldson
Pollini Serafima Vakulenko Serafima Vakulenko
Moschino Natasha Poly Alana Zimmer
Blumarine Natasha Poly Isabeli Fontana
La Perla Edita Vilkeviciute Edita Vilkeviciute
Salvatore Ferragamo Suvi Koponen Mariacarla Boscono
Natalia Chabanenko Is Milan’s Next Big Thing