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Models that Run the Fashion Industry that You've Probably Never Heard Of – CR Fashion Book

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You’ve seen their faces, but do you know their names?
Named both an ‘Industry Icon’ by and ‘fashion’s favorite Bad Girl’ by people in the biz, Lexi Boling is a Prada It-girl and true fashion face.
Boling was born in born in Rockford, Illinois and is now based in NYC. She’s starred in countless fashion editorials for W, LOVE, V, Numéro, and Dazed.
Boling has walked the runway for the top global designers and appeared in campaigns for Prada, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Dior, Moschino, and Versace — to name a few.

The blue-eyed babe was nominated for Breakout Star in 2014 at the Model of the Year Industry Awards, as well as nominated for Model of Year in both 2015 and 2016.
First discovered in 2015 in Huntington Beach, Selena Forrest is fierce. Just months prior to booking her debut at Proenza Schouler’s Spring/Summer 2016 show, Forrest manually removed her own braces to start modeling.
Forrest has covered i-D’s “Futurewise” issue and twice for The New York TimesT Magazine. She’s shot with Karl Lagerfeld and flown all over the working with top names including Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Dior, Prada, DKNY, Adidas, Fenty Beauty, and more, as well as walking for Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Celine, Tom Ford, Vera Wang, and Versace.
The American beauty is outspoken on issues of racial equality and diverse casting within the industry, stating in a 2016 feature with The Cut, “If your clothes look good on everybody and if you’re that confident about your clothes, then you should put them on everybody.”
Forrest was a Breakout Star Nominee in 2016 for the Model of The Year Awards, as well as Model of The Year Nominee in 2017, and Street Style Nominee in 2018.

Supermodel and “Industry Icon” according to, this Aussie face has been in high-demand for over a decade. She’s a muse of both Raf Simons and Nicolas Ghesquière, and has appeared in campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Saint Laurent, Alberta Ferreti, Balenciaga, among several others.
Nobis has walked the runway for the most respected designers in the industry, impressively closing the Prada Fall/Winter 2015 show.

She was discovered in 2009 and made her debut as a Calvin Klein exclusive the following year. Since then, she’s been nominated twice for the Model of The Year award in 2014 and 2015.
She’s the real deal, but modeling isn’t all she aspires to. When she’s not on set or the runway, she’s studying biotech to become an ER doctor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Talk about beauty and brains.
Known as Fran, Francesca Summers is a British model, listed in the top 50 Models on
The coverstar was discovered by a makeup artist at MAC Cosmetics with her sister, who then took them the next day to Storm Management where Summers was instantly signed.
Christopher Kane was the first to book her walk in 2016, and she’s appeared on the runways of J.W. Anderson, Valentino, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Chloé, Fendi, Chanal, Mui Mui, and many more. Summers has also appeared in striking campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Versace, Bottega Veneta, and Calvin Klein, to name a few.

Born in the Dominican Republic, Hiandra Martinez is a force to be reckoned with. She’s been named as one of the 50 Best Models in the World and Top 100 Latina Powerhouses by Hola! USA.
Anthony Vaccarello was taken by the model and casted her debut in Saint Laurent’s Spring 2017 ad campaign and invited her to walk in the show, establishing her as a longtime face of the iconic brand.
Martinez was honored to cover the September 2020 issuesof Porter Magazine, on top of other covers with The Sunday Times Style Magazine, POP Magazine, and Antidote.
Dutch born model and CR girl Bente Oort is a modern muse in the fashion industry.
Oort walked her first show as an exclusive for Burberry in 2017 and was quickly discovered on social media thereafter. Since, she’s strutted her stuff to New York City, working with the top creatives in fashion, such as photographer Steven Meisel for MaxMara, Versace, and Sacai. She’s starred in campaigns for Chanel, as well as Hedi Slimane’s first campaign for Celine.
She landed Slimane’s ice-set campaign, shot by Harley Weir, due to her skills and love for figure skating. She told CR in 2019 that she began skating at the age of nine after finding herself bored with ballet, and later made it to national championships.

“I’ve brought my ice skates with me from Holland!”
Oort’s self-describes her style as ‘boyish and unisex,’ where her edgy bowl-cut is a perfect fit for the new Celine, as well as covers on prominent publications including CR Japan‘s second issue, Dazed, and Document Journal.

Hailing from Northampton, British beauty Lara Mullen was once deemed a “young Stella Tennant.” She was discovered at the Underage Festival in Victoria Park, London and a mere two weeks later was walking the runways for 2012.
Mullen launched her career in New York City, where she walked for Jonathan Saunders and Dries van Noten, then soon became exclusive for Prada in Milan. She pivoted to Paris where she proceeded to walk for Givenchy, Chloé, and Celine, and soon moved on to almost every notable designer in the industry, who were seemingly fighting over her schedule.
In 2012, she was tapped to front Topshop, after covering Dazed, i-D, and POP Magazine. Later, in 2019, Mullen was nominated for the “Comeback of the Year” award on, where she ranks in their “Top 50 Models.”