It took only two months for French newcomer Colinne Michaelis to land her breakthrough moment: opening for Prada’s fall 2011 show in Milan. Discovered at the start of this year, the 17-year-old snagged a fall 2011 New York catwalk exclusive for Calvin Klein, which resulted in the coveted Prada opening slot. Michaelis also closed for Marni and walked for Dolce & Gabbana in Milan. By the time she hit Paris Fashion Week, Michaelis was a bona fide star, walking for Lanvin, Valentino, Céline, and Yves Saint Laurent. Photographers Sebastian Kim and Daniel Jackson already shot Michaelis for Interview and Acne Paper respectively.
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