More of the season’s best girls share the behind the scenes happenings that made F/W 13 special for them in our continuing series, Model Memorable Moments. Be sure to check out Part 1 as well.
When I was in Milan I’d never been there before and I got to go and see the Last Supper by Leonardo DiVinci, that was really great. Also it was a just a nice moment to kind of step away from everything that was going on and have a moment of clarity and a moment to myself.
Tess Hellfeuer (New York Model Management)
WHERE YOU SAW HER THIS SEASON: Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane, Giles, Fendi, Marni, Missoni, Dries Van Noten, Louis Vuitton
TESS’ MEMORABLE MOMENT:
After the Louis vuitton show in Paris I walked out and got photographed. It was my last show, so i had time to walk around and thought, “So, this was my first season.” I remembered where I’d been in the last 1 1/2 months and what I did…it was a really intense moment- a feeling of pride and joy but exhaustion at the same time.
It was my first season and doing an exclusive for Balenciaga was amazing. It was my best moment, being a part of that in my first season and starting my new life as a model this way was great.
Basically when I found out that I was doing a Saint Laurent exclusive that was amazing and so exciting. Working with Hedi was really cool and the collection was really different this season, very soft grunge which is really my style and so I loved it.
My most memorable fashion week moment must have been the Chanel show when we were all in the line up for the show. All of these amazing models were in front of me, and one of them said: Damn I’m so nervous! And me as a newbie: Thank god. Thought it was just me.
In London I got to do the Tom Ford show and meeting Tom for the first time was amazing. He knew exactly who I was and he even called me Miss Anaheim! In Milan I did Just Cavalli and that was an incredible experience and in Paris there was Chanel, which was a dream. I had a special moment in each city.
Mijo Mihaljcic (IMG)
WHERE YOU SAW HER THIS SEASON: Rag & Bone, Altuzarra, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Theyken’s Theory, Proenza Schouler, Philosophy, Reed Krakoff, Christopher Kane, Preen, Burberry, J.W. Anderson, Alberta Ferretti, Missoni, Dries Van Noten, Rick Owens
MIJO’S MEMORABLE MOMENT:
All the moments that I had were a great experience, even the castings and the fittings and the moments before the show. It was my dream for a long time before I started modeling so when it happened it was just unbelievable. I couldn’t believe it was really happening, so I can’t just say one moment the entire experience has been wonderful. I can’t wait until next season – I’m still very excited about that, all the people I met who I had known of before I even started modeling and then meeting them in real life. I just felt really grateful and thankful to the casting directors and my agency for letting me be a part of that.