Fashion Week’s Best and Worst Models

Pretty in Yellow

Peter Jensen Fall 2010

This woman is Molly Ringwald’s doppelganger. What’s not to love? She’s got Molly’s red hair, her doe eyes, and of course, those infamous lips that made America fall in love with her. If anyone knows her name, please let me know, as I just want to stalk her and gaze at her face all day long while “Don’t You Forget About Me” plays softly in the background.

Trannylicious

Proenza Schouler Fall 2010

I don’t mean to be rude, but I simply do not believe that this person was born with a vagina. I’m not opposed to men modeling women’s clothes in edgy photo shoots and such, but if you’re going for cross-dressing on the runway, at least be up front about it. The design is hideous, but the audience isn’t even given the chance to consider what the outfit looks like, since they’re all just trying to get a glimpse up her skirt for proof. I guess if I designed something this ugly, I’d need to put a man in it just to keep people’s focus away from the garment, too.

My Top Model: Tao Okamoto

I think I first noticed her at the Zac Posen show. She already looked familiar, as if I’d seen her in other shows, but I stopped and stared at her perfect features and impossibly adorable bowl haircut for several minutes when I saw her in Posen.

Zac Posen Fall 2010

Tao Okamoto’s stunning face and charming haircut followed me from collection to collection, and I started recognizing her face everywhere.

Ralph Lauren Fall 2010

Jason Wu Fall 2010

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010

Ms. Okamoto, age 22, also walked in the Fall 2010 runway shows for Tommy Hilfiger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Narcisco Rodriguez, Badgley Mischka, Michael Kors, Lacoste, and many more – around 25 shows in all. A few other ladies may have walked in a few more shows this season, but she got the hottest designers and caught my eye time and time again. She’s pretty versatile – I’ve seen her in formal and casual, girly and edgy and everything in between. Though I prefer her with less makeup, she can certainly also rock a more dramatic, made-up look. I just can’t get enough of her, and though she’s been on the runway since 2006, I hope she stays forever ageless so we can enjoy her beauty in many more runway shows to come.

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