For its February 2014 issue, Vogue Paris is highlighting today's top models and the stars of tomorrow. As Anne-Sophie Mallard wrote in the Vogue Paris blog: "First, we spotted them on the runway, then we called in some of the biggest photographers in the business to immortalize them for the glossy pages of Vogue Paris. Meet the next generation of modeling stars in the February issue, out January 22."
And from editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt's front-of-book letter: "Fresh-faced and schoolgirl-style, smooth and sophisticated, classic beauties and edgy new faces, 22 models feature in this issue. Like Emily, Edita, Amanda and Andreea, you might know some of them if you saw them on the street. Others — think Freja, Saskia, Edie and Georgia — are already established stars. In their wake, a clutch of the new faces that we're backing."
Photographers Inez & Vinoodh, Terry Richardson, Mario Sorrenti and Mikael Jensson were all tapped for the issue; so were models Edie Campbell, Andreea Diaconu, Sam Rollinson, Amanda Murphy, Vanessa Axente, Freja Beha Erichsen, Saskia de Brauw, Georgia May Jagger, Malaika Firth and Riley.
A name we haven't mentioned: Emily DiDonato, who appears on cover of the fashion glossy, as photographed by David Sims.
Having worked with brands like Maybelline, Victoria's Secret and Juicy Couture, DiDonato is one of the industry's top earners, but has fewer editorial credits to her name (although she did appear on the cover of Vogue Turkey in January). Landing on the front of Paris Vogue is a breakthrough moment for any model. But appearing on the front of the 'Top Models' special issue? For DiDonato, who's best known for her commercial appeal, it's a coup.