Natasha Poly Is Milan Fashion Week’s Top Model


It is said that Milan Fashion Week is the toughest place for a newcomer to book big-name shows. Such was the case this season, as the rookies were shut out by tried-and-true favorites. Russian face Daria Strokous had a stellar showing, bookmarking both the Jil Sander and Alberta Ferretti shows, as well as closing out MaxMara. Meanwhile, 21-year-old Karmen Pedaru opened for Roberto Cavalli, D&G, and Moschino. Even Madame Miuccia (who typically casts newbies for Prada's first look) went with early-aughts model Querelle Jansen. But it is Russian power-stomper Natasha Poly who ultimately takes the win, with closing spots for Cavalli, Prada, and Gucci, along with an opening slot for Ferragamo. That's quite a feat for the 26-year-old, who has been in the biz for nearly a decade and shows no sign of losing momentum. See all of Poly's looks, and more, in the slideshow ahead.