Lindsey Wixson began modeling at the age of 12 in her hometown of Wichita. Her parents thought it was a phase she'd grow out of, but then Steven Meisel decided to shoot her for Italian Vogue after seeing a video she'd posted of herself on Models.com. After walking for Prada and Miu Miu, she is now the face of Miu Miu's spring 2010 campaign. At 15 years old. Her skirt may be short in this picture, but she has her limits: Wixson requested a bra on a recent W shoot with Craig McDean because her top was see-through. W notes that a lot of models wouldn't have. Wixson replied, "I'm 15 and even though I freaked a little, I know for a fact that my mom would freak ten times as much. I just couldn't be flashing everyone out there."
A press release about the campaign calls Wixson the "embodiment of a free-spirit on the cusp of womanhood." The cusp of womanhood? She's hardly on the cusp of prom.
This Week's Model: Lindsey Wixson [Editor's Blog/W]