Karlie Kloss Is Couture Fashion Week’s Top Model


Last couture Fashion Week might have been dominated by fresh-faced newcomers, but this couture Fashion Week was a different story. Austrian top model Iris Strubegger opened and closed for Armani Privé, while opening Givenchy, too. Mariacarla Boscono, who normally closes out all of Givenchy's shows, was curiously absent. The label's other face, Natalia Vodianova, did the honors instead. Meanwhile, Karl Lagerfeld selected his belle du jour, Freja Beha, to open his collection for Chanel. And to no one's surprise, Baptiste Giabiconi had the final look, alongside Abbey Lee. But it's our own American Karlie Kloss who takes the win. The new face of Hermès, Dior, and Oscar de la Renta opened for Elie Saab, and closed Jean Paul Gaultier's spectacle of a show. The rising star's dominance on the runway and in print is a sure sign that she is one model who is here to stay. See all of the openers and closers in the slideshow.