Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Total Eclipse

Dutch model Elza Luijendijk has eclipsed the field following her stunning Fall/Winter 2012 debut season which saw her stalking the most exclusive of runways for Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen. The sixteen-year-old newcomer is now in the enviable position of having landed blue chip Fall/Winter 2012 campaigns for both Versace and Prada, whilst maintaining a strong editorial presence with appearances in French Numéro, Dazed & Confused and V Magazine. Not bad for the 180 cm ingenue who was only scouted a little over a year ago along with her twin sister whilst dining in a restaurant.

Elza Luijendijk
Versace - F/W 2012
Photographer - Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

Luijendijk's interest in fashion design, her chameleon-like beauty and commanding presence have garnered the attention and praise of key industry figures. Much like her favourite model Linda Evangelista, Luijendijk displays a stunning versatility, morphing from car-yard bombshell for French Numéro to otherworldly goddess for Dazed & Confused with remarkable ease. In an interview with Vogue Italia, Luijendijk  lists a Vogue Italia cover as one of her dream assignments. With Steven Meisel having already captured her for Prada's Fall/Winter 2012 campaign and Vogue Italia's penchant for showcasing new faces, Luijendijk's dream could well become a reality in the not so distant future.

Photographer - Unknown
Source - thefashionspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 134
Photographer - Sebastian Kim
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Dazed & Confused - June 2012
Photographer - Ben Toms
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

Image courtesy of IMG Model Management
Source - thefashionspot.com

Chloé - Resort 2013
Courtesy of Chloé
Source - style.com

Photographer - Cedrick Mirande
Source - thefashionspot.com

Grazia Netherlands
Photographer - Shamila Phot
Source - thefashionspot.com

Elza Luijendijk & Vanessa Axente
Prada - F/W 2012
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

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