Gisele Bündchen Is Saturday’s Top Model


Russian-born, German-raised model Kati Nescher is having one hell of a debut at New York Fashion Week. After landing the opening slots for rag & bone and Helmut Lang earlier this week, the 27-year-old picked up two more key opening looks for Prabal Gurung and Altuzarra yesterday. Meanwhile, one of our favorite newer faces, Kate King, is having a strong junior season, closing out Herve Leger. But at the casting wonderland that is Alexander Wang, casting director Anita Bitton pulled out all the stops: Gisele Bündchen (who closed the show in an all-leather number), Carmen Kass, Elise Crombez, Frankie Rayder, and Shalom Harlow all came out of relative runway retirement for Wang’s spring showing. Although Bitton selected New York Models’s newcomer Nadja Bender to open, when an icon like Bündchen takes the stage, she steals the show. See all of yesterday’s major opener and closers in the slideshow ahead.