Meet the New Girl: Yulia Kharlapanova

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Yulia Kharlapanova took a major spill in Prada's six-inch snakeskin fuck-me pumps (pun intended) last night. But we can't imagine it will hurt this 18-year-old Russian newcomer's already bustling career. Last season the five-foot-eleven model skipped New York, London, and Milan Fashion Weeks to fly straight to Paris with requests from Lanvin and Martin Margiela. Then talented new photographer Chadwick Tyler shot the pouty brunette for his personal work. And in her biggest runway coup to date, the sassy newbie known for her charming personality opened the Jil Sander spring 2009 show yesterday in Milan. Later today, she'll walk in the Gucci show. Remember, Jessica Stam's fall at Chloé in '06 didn't hurt her career, and Milana Keller fell at Dior in '07, but she's still booking like mad. Still, we hope Yulia encounters some kinder footwear today.

Model Profile: Yulia Kharlapanova

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