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Model Spotlight: Joan Smalls

Model Spotlight: Joan Smalls


Joan Smalls born in 1988  celebrated her 24th birthday a week ago and is definitely making her mark in fashion history. She currently graces the cover of W Magazine’s July 2012 issue in which she is also named “The New Face of Fashion.”

Hailing from Puerto Rico, Smalls arrived in New York in 2007 and signed to Elite Model Management. After only a year into her career, she became the face of Ports 1981, appeared in Cosmopolitan and made a transition into film in the Ricky Martin “It’s Alright” video. Check the rest of her amazing accomplishments:

Fashion Timeline:
Becomes the face of Ports 1981
Walks the fall Diane von Furstenberg, James Coviello, Ports 1961, and Sass & Bide shows in New York
Appears in Cosmopolitan editorial
Makes an appearance in Ricky Martin’s “Its Alright” music video 
Appears in V feature with Elite Model Management models
Leaves Elite and signs with IMG
Breakthrough: Walks the spring Givenchy couture show in Paris, as an exclusive
Walks the fall Anna Sui, Gucci, Burberry, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, and Valentino shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris
Appears in Italian, German and French Vogue; featured as rising star
Becomes one of the faces of Gucci
Walks the fall Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Christian Dior couture shows in Paris
Opens the spring Jason Wu and Yves Saint Laurent shows in New York and Paris; Closes for Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier
Featured on the fall cover of i-D
Renews contract with Gucci
Becomes the face of Roberto Cavalli and Stella McCartney
Walks the spring Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier couture shows in Paris
Closes for the fall Gucci and Giambattista Valli shows in Milan and Paris
Appears in an all-black editorial for Italian Vogue, alongside Chanel Iman
Appears in David Yurman and Gucci fall ad campaigns
Signs contract with Estee Lauder
Appears in editorials for French, Spanish, British and Japanese VogueDazed & Confused , and W
Opens the spring Gianfranco Ferre, Gareth Pugh, and Gucci shows in Milan and Paris
Featured on the winter cover of i-D, 


Appears in editorials for Vogue and Italian Vogue

Models for the Chanel and Lacoste spring ad campaigns

Featured on the spring cover of Pop

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