Kati Nescher Is New York Fashion Week’s Top Model

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Remember last fall when we sat down with a then-relatively unknown model named Kati Nescher? Well, by now you’ve surely become acclimated to seeing the 27-year-old’s flawless visage through her Louis Vuitton campaign, editorials in various international versions of Vogue, and her stellar New York Fashion Week debut. Over the span of eight days, Nescher walked in an exhausting 24 shows, opening and/or closing for 12; this makes her opening and closing track record exactly 50 percent when she gets booked for a catwalk. And thus, a star is born! See who else made an impact on this season’s New York runways in the slideshow ahead.

Romee Strijd (DNA)

One of last season’s breakthrough faces, the Dutch model opened for Marchesa’s second-ever runway show, following the iconic Karen Elson, who opened for spring 2012.   Showlist: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Donna Karan, Edun, J.Mendel, Marchesa (opened), Michael Kors, Milly by Michelle Smith, Peter Som, Prabal Gurung, rag & bone, Vera Wang

Katryn Kruger (IMG)

Kruger went from a spring 2012 Givenchy exclusive to a spring 2012 Prada campaign to a strong debut at New York Fashion Week.   Showlist: BCBG Max Azria, Derek Lam (closed), Diane von Furstenberg, Donna  Karan, Herve Leger,  Jason Wu (closed), Marc by Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Prabal Gurung, rag & bone, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria Beckham

Kate King (Ford)

Now in her junior season, King closed out Hervé Léger’s fall collection.   Showlist: Academy of Art University, BCBG Max Azria, Bill Blass, Carlos Miele (opened and closed), Carolina Herrera, Diesel, DKNY, Donna Karan, Herve Leger (closed), J.Mendel, Jason Wu, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, Michael Kors, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Peter Som, Prabal Gurung, Prabal Gurung for ICB (closed), Proenza Schouler, St. John, Tadashi Shoji (opened), Vera Wang, Victoria Beckham

Zuzanna Bijoch (Next)

Currently the face of Valentino and Alexander McQueen, Bijoch scored the first and last looks at Diane Von Furstenberg.   Showlist: Academy of Art University, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Anna Sui, BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg (opened and closed), Diesel, Donna Karan, J.Mendel, Jason Wu, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Preen (closed), Proenza Schouler, rag & bone, Ralph Lauren, Reed Krakoff, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Victoria Beckham

Joan Smalls (IMG)

24-year-old Smalls is living proof that a commercial catalogue model can transition flawlessly into high-fashion with the right management.   Showlist: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Anna Sui, Bill Blass (opened and closed), Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, rag & bone, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch (closed), Vera Wang, Victoria Beckham

Arizona Muse (Next)

Last year, Muse solidified her signature pose in the pages of French Vogue; she most recently closed for Reed Krakoff.   Showlist: Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Donna Karan, J.Mendel, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta (closed), Rodarte, Reed Krakoff (closed)

Frida Gustavsson  (IMG)

The Swedish model might best be known for her street style, but this season she opened and closed for Anna Sui.   Showlist: Alexander Wang, Anna Sui (opened and closed), Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors (closed), Prabal Gurung, Ralph Lauren, Rodarte, Tommy Hilfiger, Y-3

Aymeline Valade (Women)

Valade picked up four major opening looks, and closed for Carolina Herrera and Diesel.   Showlist: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Carolina Herrera (closed), Diane von Furstenberg, Derek Lam (opened), Diesel (closed), Donna Karan (open), Jason Wu, Lacoste, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Ports 1961 (opened), Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, rag & bone (closed), Reed Krakoff (opened), Victoria Beckham

Daria Strokous (Women)

Daria Strokous’s still-burgeoning career, five years after her catwalk debut, landed her spots on all the best runways.   Showlist: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Anna Sui, Bill Blass, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diesel, Donna Karan, Jason Wu, Lacoste (opened and closed), Marc Jacobs (opened), Michael Kors, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti (closed), Prabal Gurung, Ralph Lauren (opened), rag & bone, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch (opened), Vera Wang, Victoria Beckham, Y-3 (opened)

Kati Nescher (DNA)

Altuzarra, Carolina Herrera, Helmut Lang, J.Mendel, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Preen, rag & bone, and Vera Wang … enough said!   Showlist: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra (opened), Anna Sui, BCBG Max Azria, Bill Blass, Carolina Herrera (opened), Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, Diesel, Donna Karan, Helmut Lang (opened), Jason Wu, J.Mendel (opened and closed), Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs (closed), Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta (opened), Prabal Gurung (opened), Preen (opened), Proenza Schouler, rag & bone (opened), Vera Wang (opened and closed), Victoria Beckham, and Y-3

Kati Nescher Is NY Fashion Week’s Top Model