The Argentinian Wave

Models come in waves – the Brazilians, the Russians, the Belgians – all legendary groups of girls who made an impact: based on F/W 2010’s castings, Argentinian models seem poised to take over. Argentine beauties like Flo Gennaro and Milagros Schmoll have been on the runways for years but in the past couple of seasons a new generation has risen to prominence, here is a who’s who of the Argentinian models who ruled F/W.

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Dafne Cejas – Worldwide exclusive at Givenchy, not to mention a couture edit in Vogue Italia – the perfect way to kickstart a career.

Carla

Carla Gebhart – From Prada to YSL, Carla was at absolutely every blue chip show in Europe, no wonder she attained top 10 Newcomer status.

Tati

Tatiana Cotliar – After opening Marc Jacobs Tati became the season’s most in demand girl, her spitfire personality and impressive walk kept clients clamoring for more. Keep an eye out for her come campaign season!

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Tetyana Melnychuk – As one of the stars of NY and London, Tetyana racked up mileage at shows like Rodarte,Y-3 and Proenza Shouler.

Antonella

Antonella Graef – Already a favorite of Riccardo Tisci, Antonella had another strong season with an opening slot at Rodarte, as well as an incredible debut for Versace.



Image Credits | Style.com & Fashion Now

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  1. not to mention Dafne who booked a worldwide exclusive with Givenchy.

    I guess this marks the end of the Dutch takeover that has been taking hold of the fashion world for the past few seasons. :*-(

  2. Ohh I didn’t know Antonella was from Argentina, thought she was Dutch.

    Tati is amazing, very versatile, sexy yet elegant.

    And Tetyana seems like such a cool girl.

  3. I´m in love with Antonella and Flo Gennaro… I miss Milagros though, she´s busy at the bafweek.

  4. You all forgot the first really BIG girl from Argentina, Romina Lanaro! She was the one who started the wave.

  5. What about the blonde Naomi?? She was at Balenciaga precollection this season and walked for Givenchy too. Seems Ricardo Tisci is a big fan of the argentineans!!!
    They are all stunning

  6. i’m a fan of the argentines. unique features representing a mix of euro and latin. plus lovely names and accents. good luck, girls!

  7. Argentine girls! The new era of Argentine models, Before Gisele, I think that the first latin american supermodel, was Argentinian, Valeria Mazza, she was big in the 90s. I think she was the first latin american girl for Victoria’s Secret, Guess, and many others, the same Ines Rivero.
    Romina Lanaro and Cecilia Mendez are great, too.

  8. the first three girls that started the wave were milagros schmoll, romina lanaro and cecilia mendez. they have been working for years and they still do it, and they are great and really gorgeaus.
    and now, we have the new wave of amazing girls, they have personality, they are smarts, they have everything.
    i think we should watch her very closely.

  9. that´s right, Valeria was gianni versace´s muse and Ines was one of the first VS angels, Yamila Diaz Rahi has been in two ssi covers and Valeria did the cover with Tyra, let´s see what these new girls bring on.

  10. yep, argintine girls rule the world. i dont think we’ll see american girls dominating the runways any time soon. they are too busy boxing, brewing beer, lifting weights and eating junk food. its just another catagory the usa has shamelessly taken a back seat in.
    the s.a. girls might of european decent, but so what. i bet they sell the heck out of the clothes

  11. they are so amazing ….tatis walk is sureal , you forget naoni pretly and romina was great two years ago ….i love argentinian wave

  12. Yeap, Gisele is Gisele, but she wasn’t the first. When Gisele was a little girl, Valeria and Ines were the most important latin american models, and the first ones in VS, Sports Illustrated,etc. I forgot about Daniela Urzi, amazing, too.

  13. I don’t think they actually represent their country and their origins just as anywhere else’s girls. They are interchangeable and derivative at best, there’s nothing argentinian (argentine?) about them

  14. ok, I see my comment has been deleted from here, it was my answer to Paulo´s kind of racial comment but he wrote it in portuguese so I´ll translate it for you so you can remove his comment too. He said: “Argentina WILL NEVER have a model like Gisele Bundchen who is the biggest star of fashion…”
    I personally think that nationalities don´t have anything to do with fashion or beauty, every girl deserves an oportunity.

  15. definitely … the models are what they are for their beauty and not by place of origin, and in that if Argentina are of European descent., so that in this country that most people are descendants of other countries, but that does not charisma and beauty of the Argentine

  16. I love them, especially for the fact that I am from Argentina, but don’t forget about Naomi Preizler, she will be huge! I love her.

  17. ANTES QUE GISELE, ESTUVO VALERIA MAZZA, UNA ESTRELLA MUNDIAL DE LA MODA, LA PUBLICIDAD Y LA TELEVISION. FUE EL PRIMER ROSTRO LATINO DE GUESS, PRIMER MODELO LATINA DE VS, PRIMER TAPA LATINA DE SOPRTS ILLUSTRATED (NINGUNA BRAZILEÑA AUN LO FUE), MUSA DE GIANNI VERSACE Y CUANDO GISELE ERA UNA ADOLESCENTE, VALERIA ERA UNA ESTRELLA MUNDIAL. TAMBIEN INS RIVERO, DANIELA URZI Y YAMILA DIAZ RAHI, TODAS ARGENTINAS. AHORA VUELVEN Y ES EL TURNO DE LAS ARGENTINAS EN LAS PASARELAS!

  18. Nowadays, Milagros is working very hard in Argentina and fortunately she started to be popular. Now, she is gorgeous than ever. She looks like a supermodel.

  19. es el momento que las argentinas surgan de nuevo… me parece super racista el comentario de paulo! no te olvides de algo: en los 90 en plena era de las super modelos las unicas que latinas que brillaban fueron valeria mazza e ines rivero, tapas de revistas, conductoras de tv, musas una de gianni y la otra de karl e ysl,y despues vinieron daniela urzi, yamila(con 2 tapas en sports illustrated), romina lanaro, milagros cecilia, flo…Gisele es divina y marco la era de la voluptuosidad y sensualidad y sin lugar a dudas fue y sera una numero 1, pero ya esta… en la moda todo es asi… ahora es el turno de estas chicas Argentinas que son super lindas! y con gran futuro…antonella y tetyana son super, falta pilar que tambien lo es. bien por estas chicas! bien por mi pais que esta muy bien representado… saludos a todos gys!

  20. As if the Argentinians needed more self-esteem, but yes these girls (naomi is the new hit now) are having their moment.
    Everyone says it is their strong personality, I agree, they bring passion to cold nordics.
    Don’t take it too serious though, argentinian people. we know you like to show off a bit 😉

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