I don't know why I've left it so long to blog about Joan Smalls. The 22 year old Puerto Rican beauty started off on the catalogue circuit, modelling for commerical brands until she met the model maker that is Ricardo Tisci at Givenchy, and an exclusive appearance at Givenchy Spring 2010 couture followed.
But it was Fall 2010 that would be her breakout season, 44 shows and appearances at Prada, YSL, Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander & Gucci.
Prada, YSL, Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander & Gucci.
Joan has the regal look of Liya but the commerical appeal of Noémie Lenoir, so it's not surprise that her first major editorial appearance was in Vogue Italia April, holding her own against such veterans as Amber & Lara. Oh, and of course it was shot by Meisel.
With rumours of a Givenchy campaign to follow, it's hardly surprising that Joan has become the model to watch for the Fall 10 season.
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