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Tao Okamoto/Supreme Polaroid by Paul Rowland

A massive runway season is translating into beautiful campaign and editorial options for one of the most unique girls this season. Tao sealed the deal a New York run that included Marc Jacobs and  Ralph Lauren followed by a Dolce in Milan closed out  by brilliant bookings for McQueen, YSL, Vuitton and MiuMiu. More importantly this very elegant Japanese model has made of her presence something distinct and memorable.

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46 Comments

  1. Liv says:

    I ADORE Tao. She’s both charming and elegant, and the new haircut suits her to a tee. What a spectacular re-launch of a girl who never really got a chance to shine.

  2. Eamon says:

    Finally a Japanese girl! She’s so good in print and on the runway – I hope she’ll go far.

    Amazing what the right haircut can do too ;-)

  3. Charlotte says:

    yay tao! she has such a sweet vibe to her. she seems so fresh and playful!

  4. Thom says:

    So happy to see you are featuring Tao! Killer body, stunning shows & that head turning Supreme crop – J’adore!

  5. John says:

    she is ok! Not wow!

  6. raie says:

    now this is something to see!!!

  7. Jonica says:

    To see an Asian model do so well in a season reflects the extent to which the industry is truly starting to change for the better…I can’t wait to see what lies in her future, besides UCOB and Akris!! Her look – body, beautiful face, and hair – all scream fashion with a touch of sweetness, no one can dislike her!

  8. paul1 says:

    she’s so Toko!!!!! do u remember her?

  9. that girl says:

    J’ADORE Tao! English isnt very good, but who the hell cares..she’s brilliant looking and VERY sweet

  10. trumancapote says:

    top 10 tacky t shirt contest…n the winner is…lol

  11. Belle says:

    I think when I saw show that she looks alot like Sheila Marquez

  12. Natasha says:

    I seen her during Fashion Week NYC FW09/10…she was going up the stairs on the Bryant Park station and I tought no doubt about it this girl must be a model, the hair the height..and then I found her on TFS.

  13. PaNgia says:

    Quoting Jonica

    Yes in deed! I agree without doubt!

  14. MDC_270808 says:

    Top 10 Nasty Commenter contest

    and the winner is…… trumancapote!!

    what does it feel like to win that category again and again?

  15. peter says:

    but she’s not a new comer ?? she been doing it for like 3 years no ?

  16. brenda says:

    love!

  17. DooDiva says:

    L O V E TAO!!

    Yeah, trumancapote is winner for nasty commenter.

    That’s nothing new.

  18. Gabrielle says:

    i dont like her for some reason, maybe its just on the runway that i dont though

  19. Ren says:

    omg i love her, but i think shes prettier with long hair. goooo asian girls!

  20. Terron says:

    this needs to spread into male modeling!
    We want more Asian male models..white, black..getting boring!

  21. betty says:

    Peter,
    This is her breakout season.. To the blue chip clients she is a newcomer, especially with that hairstyle.

    Betty
    MDC

  22. Nick says:

    L O V E TAO!….i think that could be a cool name 4 a brand!!Go Tao finally a really NEW FACE!!!!!!…..

  23. debby says:

    did she walk for kimora

  24. Charlotte says:

    lets hope not..

  25. nicole says:

    TAO–você é linda!!
    by:Nicole–i´m brasil!!

    beijos!

  26. Eamon says:

    LOL @ Charlotte :)

  27. Arden says:

    hmmm nice ice!~i like her anyways

  28. Idan says:

    she can be very wow! i like her!

  29. Aleksandr says:

    She did about 50 shows this season if I’m not mistaken. She’s amazing. Such a cute little pixie.

  30. trumancapote says:

    lets do better comment for better pix/model…)
    there are models like Ginta Lapina (wich moved form MC2 to Woman that says alot about agency power ) who did YSL Miumiu Proenza Dolce and more and she s not been named among the new comers…i dont even like her but i think s a good deal for new girl…anohter model instead form Trump Yulia Lobova she only did Jil Sander i guess but she s absolutley amazing ( i shot a cover with her in person insane plus a real pro)..it s very disappointing to see here alwasy same face and name or just same kind of models or talents..

  31. thiru says:

    iove

  32. 최지영 says:

    이쁘네

  33. Giu says:

    amazing Tao…I saw her one year and half ago during a catwalk for Anteprima in Milan…not really a newcomer but a girl that has built her professinality and image day by day

  34. icky says:

    Can we PLEASE get some hispanics in the industry?
    All you ever see is asians, blacks, and whites.
    I’m hispanic and get turned down alot because i’m not white or whatever.
    We need to break down those walls, man!
    Hispanics are very miss-represented thanks to that whole ‘immigrant’ thing.
    I thought america was passed that…

  35. maria says:

    Her name is not Tao OKOMOTO, but Tao OKAMOTO.
    It is a complete misspelling we for Japanese though it might be a trifling thing.

  36. stephan says:

    Yes it was a typo, thanks Maria.

  37. LynnNee says:

    Maybe she can be better that Ai~~I’m waiting for it~!

  38. Mariane says:

    THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND TALENT MODEL
    THE NEW FACE OF THE MOMENT

  39. PhuongThanh says:

    I adore her! You just cant do anything but love Tao. She´s so unique and beautiful in the same time that it´s no wonder that she´s getting on higher and higher position in fashion industry. GO TAO!

  40. Craig says:

    I prefer Liu Wen, she’s so attractive on the runway, I think she will do a good job.

  41. Oleg Igorin says:

    One of the most amazing models I ve ever seen!

  42. mamaro1989 says:

    I think she has really unique look n stands up from blond crowd. You rock TAO:)!!!

  43. Ben says:

    The first Japanese girl I seen on the runway. hope she goes well, and keep her ground at the same time.

  44. Fan says:

    I love pottery, because you make me feel fresh and picturesque

  45. Fan says:

    I like TAO, because you make me feel fresh and mystical

    一貌倾城、般般入画

  46. Fan says:

    I like TAO, because you make me feel fresh and mystical.一貌倾城,般般入画

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