Twenty-six-year-old French face Aymeline Valade continued her New York Fashion Week dominance by opening Vera Wang and Narciso Rodriguez, and closing Diesel Black Gold. Meanwhile, DNA Model Management’s Emily Baker proved she’s more than just a one-season wonder when she scored the opening and closing looks at Oscar de la Renta. But at Marchesa’s first-ever runway show, the designers selected the iconic red-headed beauty Karen Elson to open. Elson, who has been focusing on her music career lately, made a special appearance at the label’s spring 2012 collection. See her walk the runway, and more, in the slideshow ahead.
Photo: Alessandro Lucioni