Anna Kuchkina, the Russian with razor-sharp cheekbones, received perhaps the biggest and best fashion honors a newbie can get: a Prada exclusive in 2006 (for both Prada and Miu Miu runways). While other girls follow up these Miuccia-bestowed blessings with international covers, Kuchkina remained under the radar, appearing in Italian Amica and modeling for Topshop. But she resurfaced this past February to walk the Yohji Yamamoto and John Galliano shows. And it seems Galliano has fallen for Kuchkina, booking her for his own line, Christian Dior’s fall show, and Dior’s resort show that just walked this week. Anna’s finally ready for her spotlight. —James Lim
Model Profile: Anna Kuchkina
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