10. Irina Djuranovic (The Society): 46 Shows
Irina Djuranovic had a brilliant season once again, walking no less than 46 shows. The teenage brunette brought refinement and elegance to the runway, booking top shows in all four cities. Working with Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Valentino and closing Ports 1961 and Erdem, it’s no surprise to see her as part of the top 10 list. Forum member gossiping was elated to see her as a top walker this season.
9. Greta Varlese (The Society): 47 Shows
Cool girl Greta Varlese first made her breakthrough walking in Givenchy’s menswear show a year ago, instantly becoming one of Riccardo Tisci’s favorites. Since then, the Italian model has been everywhere. This season was no exception as Greta made appearances at Prada, Fendi, Versace and Givenchy, walking 47 shows in total and earning her a spot on this list.
8. Adrienne Jüliger (DNA): 48 Shows
Adrienne Jüliger has been dominating the runways ever since her debut at Prada’s Resort 2015 show. With her delicate features and naturally wavy hair, the German beauty walked 48 shows, including Christian Dior, Rochas, Prada, Burberry, Marni and more. “Amazing season for her!” exclaimed forum member sore and fellow member Dutchhie said, “Love that she just killed Milan.”
7. Sora Choi (Wilhelmina): 51 Shows
As one of the most in-demand models of the season, Sora Choi finally got her big breakthrough by walking 51 shows. The Korean beauty opened Missoni and made appearances at Prada, Gucci, Loewe, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Louis Vuitton and more. Forum members were thrilled to see her back in New York this season. “Won't be surprised if she gets a Breakout Season award!” said Runabout.
6. Julie Hoomans (Next): 51 Shows
There is an undeniable rise of Dutch models in the fashion industry, but Julie Hoomans manages to stand out from the pack with her quirky doe-eyed beauty and polished looks. The versatile blonde had a monumental season, walking for Altuzarra, Christopher Kane, Prada, Gucci, Versace, Paco Rabanne, Maison Margiela, Christian Dior and more. Forum member Marc10 was impressed with her evolution: “Especially this season, she looks so mature and commanding on the runways.”
5. Maartje Verhoef (Women): 53 Shows
Maartje Verhoef’s commanding and dynamic runway presence is just one of many things that make her one of the most booked models year after year. The Dutch stunner’s show list is outstanding. Out of 53 shows in total, some highlights included Celine, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, J.W.Anderson, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein.
4. Marjan Jonkman (One): 59 Shows
Quirky beauty Marjan Jonkman started her career two years ago by walking for Saint Laurent exclusively. Since then, the Dutch blonde has become one of the most in-demand models and walked a staggering 59 shows this season, including J.W.Anderson, Moschino, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Giambattista Valli and Chanel.
3. Lineisy Montero (Next): 61 Shows
Undoubtedly one of the hottest models of the moment, Lineisy Montero’s show list speaks for itself. Her joyful and unique presence works perfectly on every runway. Following up her triumphant Spring 2016 season, the Dominican Republic native walked a remarkable 61 shows, including Proenza Schouler, Burberry, Prada, Jil Sander, Chanel, Anthony Vaccarello and Stella McCartney. Forum member Riseup said, “Hurricane Lineisy slaying the game for a second season straight, the girl with the most top shows. Comes to show how much of a powerhouse she's become in just a year.”
2. Odette Pavlova (Next): 61 Shows
Russian beauty Odette Pavlova stepped out of her twin sister’s shadow this season and had her most impressive Fashion Week run to date. Her calm but alluring appearance landed her spots at Celine, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Versace, Lemaire and more. Walking 61 shows, Odette has shown that she is here to stay. “Congrats on being the busiest model this season!!!” said forum member dizzytacks.
1. Lia Pavlova (One): 71 Shows
Although the Pavlova twins were unbeatable this season, no one could stop Lia Pavlova. With her classic minimalist look and impeccable runway frame, Lia was seen walking every show of importance. As a Gucci favorite, Lia naturally closed Alessandro Michele’s show in Milan, opened the Saint Laurent show in Paris and made appearances at Loewe, Dries Van Noten, Roberto Cavalli and Proenza Schouler, making it the perfect season with 71 shows in total. Forum members were happy to see her doing so well with LJYingLM saying, “Such a fabulous show list!” “Very versatile and with her special kind of outstanding beauty,” said superFashion.
Now that the last model stepped off the runway at Paris Fashion Week, we’re looking back to see who dominated the catwalk this season. In our roundup of the top 10 models of Fashion Month, there are plenty of names you’ll recognize (like the Pavlova twins) along with a few others making the list for the very first time.
While the models listed are each uniquely beautiful, they’re not racially diverse. Eight out of ten of the season’s top models are white. Only one black model and one Asian model made the Fall 2016 list.
These sobering stats are in line with our diversity report, which found that people of color accounted for less than 25% of all the models walking at Fashion Weeks in New York, Paris, Milan and London.
As we celebrate the success of the ten busiest models of the season, we can’t help but advocate for better representation for all women moving forward. Stay tuned for our official diversity report launching this week. In the meantime, check out the most in-demand models of the season in the slideshow above.