Meet the New Girl: Casting Agents Used to Fault Josephine Skriver for Being ‘Too Beautiful’


For a model, being "too beautiful" can be a big flaw. This was the criticism top casting agents leveled against Danish newcomer Josephine Skriver when she tried out for New York shows. Yet the 18-year-old booked for the fall 2011 rag & bone and Calvin Klein shows here, going on to Milan to open Alberta Ferretti, close Prada, and open and close Just Cavalli. Her momentum continued in Paris, where the 5'11" beauty walked for Chanel, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, and Givenchy. After the shows came coveted editorial bookings, including shoots with Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue and Greg Kadel for German Vogue. We recently spoke with Skriver about her quick rise in the industry, opening Alberta Feretti's show, and her respect for Gandhi.

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