The Exclusives (updated)

The industry always excitedly waits for the Calvin show as it never fails to debut some of the season’s most coveted faces.

The consistently powerful casting by Maida and Rami ushered in the arrival of 16 year old Louise from Belgium, winner of the Elite Model Look Europe 2008. Addison Gill, the Canadian winner of the V/Supreme model contest emerged in the stellar lineup and everyone finally undestood why she was curiously MIA this past week. Perhaps the most exciting exclusive was the 17 year old American, Lyndsey from Click Models, scoring the first Calvin show exclusive for a young woman of color. Lyndsey was found by Click on MDC’s scouting feature! 17 year old Canadian Bojana from IMG was a dark haired beauty, a welcome change from the blondes galore.

Some other tidbits from the Camilla Nickerson styled show.. Jac (MDC’s top F/W 09 newcomer) opened and closed Calvin; we can say Jac is officially cleaning up this fashion week. Other new faces appearing for their first time in Calvin were Hannah (another MDC top newcomer) and the new faces at Women Direct, Alla and Dorothea.

Lyndsey from CLICK

Louise from Elite Paris and Milan

Addison/Supreme Management.


  1. This is what was told to me by her agent at Click. Perhaps these other shows were presentations and not considered shows? I will find out exactly what is correct.


  2. In the exact words of Lyndsey’s agent:
    “She did the two shows and Calvin people met her, and booked her and canceled every other show that she was booked for from that point on.”

    So there you go. You might call it a mid week exclusive.


  3. lindsey is beautiful … but it doesnt exist mid exclusive … but i love it …the new exclusive is mid exclusive

  4. I really like the three young ladies pictured here. Not so sure about the rest of the new girls, the cast seemed very incoherent..

  5. Lyndsey is Perfection! This is what happens when pressure is placed upon bookers and the industry regarding diversity.. Gems like Lyndsey are found.. Bravo to Click and the folks over at Calvin…

  6. betty I love but these weeks my impression is just this…too many agencies..too many models, NO real TALENT!
    Is that pressure upon bookers?! Or just a continuing run for the perfect face?! You tell me.. I guess in modeling industry you dont have to konw to much..your look its all..
    🙁 disappointed

  7. wow these are girls are very very very different breed. very different. they are very promising. great Calvin.

  8. Hi all,

    just wanted to say that Louise (Maselis) from Belgium is not 16yo, but 15yo. She is going to be 16 next month.

    Even though her parents only allowed her to participate in the CK show it is very likely she will open 1 or 2 Milan shows next week….. Let´s wait and see…

  9. Hey Betty –
    Just wanted to let you know that I did a quick little interview with Addison Gill right after Calvin.

    If you’re interested, I’ve also recently caught up with Imogen Morris-Clarke, Katie Fogarty, Myf Shepherd, Constance Jablonski, Kendra Spears, Alexina Graham, Stephanie Carta, Siri Tollerød, Skye Stracke, Drielle Valeretto, Jeremy Laing, Lisa Salzer (of Lulu Frost), and more…

    Articles can be found at PAPERMAG Fashion Schmashion

    Talk soon! ox

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