Ruby Jean Wilson at Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton
With her perfectly arched eyebrows, razor sharp cheekbones and jawline most dudes would kill for, Ruby Jean Wilson’s face is one we would like to remove and plaster over our own no matter what her hair colour.
But when she chopped off her brunette locks a couple of months ago and dyed them platinum blonde, she might just have unintentionally made herself the face of Spring 2013, or at least of Marc Jacobs’ 60s spin on the season. Wilson not only opened and closed for Marc Jacobs in New York but scored herself what was most probably an exclusive for the designer’s Louis Vuitton show in Paris last week.
Nicole Pollard at Christian Dior, Montana Cox at Chanel
And Ruby Jean wasn’t the only one to have caught the eye of a big-name designer after killing it down under for the last year or so. 18-year-old Nicole Pollard has only been modeling for 18 months but has already been oiled up for Zimmermann’s steamy Resort 2012 campaign and shown off a jawline to rival Ruby Jean’s for Friend of Mine, though it’s still quite a jump to go from that to scoring a Christian Dior exclusive. Pollard walked in one of the most anticipated shows of Paris Fashion Week in a floral ball gown skirt by the newly appointed Raf Simons, appearing on the runway alongside fellow Aussie and fashion month mainstay Julia Nobis.
Then there’s the best thing to happen to Next Top Model since Tyra Banks went postal on Tiffany from Cycle 3: Montana Cox. The 19-year-old has a knack for nailing it Paris, making her debut at Haute Couture Fall 2013 by walking for Elie Saab and Valentino amongst others. Last week she walked in a total of nine Paris Fashion Week shows, including Chanel, Tom Ford, Mugler, Carven and AF Vandervorst. Pretty impressive considering her biggest achievement a year ago was being house captain of the Nillumbik house at Melbourne’s Eltham College.