Irina Kulikova Is Monday’s Top Model

Irina Kulikova, Anna Gushina, Anja Rubik
From left, Irina Kulikova, Anna Gushina, Anja Rubik. Photo: imaxtree.com

Monday was a mixed bag of no-brainer casting and compelling new faces. Runway veteran Anja Rubik lead the Oscar show. But Anna Gushina, who just debuted at Prada in September, generated significant buzz by winning Proenza Schouler’s coveted first spot. We hear that Ford’s Agnete Hegelund, another rising star in the Proenza show, may have scored a big opening spot for J. Mendel on Thursday. But today’s trophy goes to Irina Kulikova — last season’s New York model of the week — for closing Proenza and Peter Som. —Kendall Herbst

 
SHOW OPENER CLOSER
Betsey Johnson Tiiu Kuik Samira Cardoso
Carolina Herrera Karlie Kloss Suvi Koponen
Catherine Malandrino Rachel Clark Rachel Clark
Doo.Ri Karlie Kloss Karlie Kloss
Halston Raquel Zimmerman Liya Kebede
Jill Stuart Anabela Belikova Karlie Kloss
Malo Natasha Poly Magdalena Frackowiak
Max Azria Olga Sherer Kamila Filipcikova
Oscar de la Renta Anja Rubik Raquel Zimmermann
Peter Som Kamilia Filipcikova Irina Kulikova
Ports 1961 Rachel Clark Caroline Trentini
Proenza Schouler Anna Gushina Irina Kulikova
Thakoon Magdalena Frackowiak Kasia Struss