1 Joan Smalls [profile] New York:
This model has not moved in the past week
With her innate elegance and multi-cultural beauty, Joan Smalls has become the defining face of modern luxury. Her unique blend of strength and elegance has captivated everyone from Karl Lagerfeld, Steven Meisel, and Carine Roitfeld. Her flawless bookings raise the bar for models everywhere. Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Pop, i-D, V, W, there isn't a cover she hasn't conquered, nor a campaign she hasn't landed. With the coup de grâce of an Estee Lauder contract solidifying her place as the girl of the moment, Joan moved from phenom to full-fledged powerhouse. Few models have seized their moment in such chic style.
See a whole new side of the groundbreaking beauty in our MDX special feature video: Numero Uno.
Photo: Steven Meisel for W Magazine July 2012