Elite once loomed as the most glamorous agency in all of modeling with an aesthetic that reveled in beautiful women, heedless luxury and the jet set lifestyle. With Neal Hamil at the helm, that taste-point is back and this is the big message in this beautifully photographed S/S 09 package. Photographer Louis Christopher does an amazing job here in his unique portraits of each of the Elite girls (shot exclusively for the packaging). Models like the must-books (Alice Burdeu, Coco Rocha, Ali Stephens, Daul Kim) seem impossibly drop dead gorgeous and newcomers like Emma Beam and Laura Halm glower with a dynamic presence that burns the girls into your memory. We also love how thought out the card structure is. Gorgeous faces up front and a sell on the fabulous bodies (accent on the legs) on the back. In recent seasons Elite has proved itself to be a kind of champion in the New York breaking faces sweepstakes and already the S/S 09 series of girls has all the right clients on high alert. Here’s to the lusciousness of sheer, pure beauty.