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In the endless derby that is the modeling world, every new season produces two it-girls. Three years ago Liya Kebede and Karolina Kurkova hit the market simultaneously. The following season it was Erin Wasson and Natasha Vojnovic. After that came the double hit of Eugenia and Natalia and most recently the season of Louise and Elise.
The dust is still settling on FW 02 but already one frontrunner has claimed her niche.

Julia Stegner, a pristine eighteen year old from Munich, Germany has exploded with such speed from the starter’s block, she is the very definition of an instant sensation. In only her first four months of full time fashion modeling, Julia has gone from opening the FW 02 YSL show to logging set time for the YSL, as well as Strenesse and Sportmax campaigns. Add to that the wave of prime editorial bookings in Harper’s Bazaar, Italian and American Vogue and what you have is this season’s first It-girl. Discovered, appropriately enough at the annual Oktoberfest, Julia is one of those undeniably beautiful, effortlessly photogenic models with a body built for the runway that designers and editors dream about dressing. With a pristine face that goes from wholesome beauty to a Nastassja Kinski-like ferocity in a split second Julia had the MDC crew dashing down to Supreme Management for a first look. Here are the results.