Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hot on her Heels - Marine Deleeuw

Seventeen year old French newcomer Marine Deleeuw is the undisputed breakout star of the New York Spring/Summer 2013 collections. Discovered at the French Elite Model Look of the Year competition in 2012, Marine is represented by Ford Models in New York. The 176 cm tall raven haired beauty from Valenciennes in the North of France, trumped the field during her debut New York Fashion Week season with opening slots at BCBG Max Azria and Rag & Bone, and closing honours at Jill Stuart and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Added to the already impressive list are head turning appearances at Hervé Leger, Thakoon, Tommy Hilfiger, Belstaff, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Victoria by Victoria Beckham, Narciso Rodriguez, Reed Krakoff, and the clincher of them all - Calvin Klein.

Marine Deleeuw at Rag & Bone - S/S 2013
Image courtesy of twitter.com/rumineely
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Classic French Beauty
Photographer - Unidentified
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I first spotted Deleeuw at the pre-castings for Altuzarra where she was one of the last girls to be seen for the day. I was immediately struck by Deleeuw's classic French beauty, her bushy brows and the distinctive beauty spot positioned on her right cheek. In spite of having spent a long day attending castings with more to follow, Deleeuw was gracious and a complete model of composure. Deleeuw posed for Inoubliable Model Army before and after her turn before the casting panel and for me she was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful girls of the day. I am not surprised that Deleeuw has emerged as one of the breakout faces of the Spring/Summer 2013 collections, she possesses incredible presence on  the runway, a professional attitude, and a stunning range of expression on film. Deleeuw has skipped the London shows in what will surely be an exhaustive season ahead in Milan and Paris.

Andreea Diaconu & Marine Deleeuw
Altuzarra Pre-Casting - S/S 2013
Photographer - Neill Seeto
Property of Inoubliable Model Army

Marine Deleeuw
Photographer - Neill Seeto
Property of Inoubliable Model Army

Belstaff - S/S 2013
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - style.com

Calvin Klein - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

3.1 Phillip Lim - S/S 2013
Photographer - Filippo Fior
Source - style.com

Hervé Leger - S/S 2013
Photographer - Yannis Vlamos
Source - style.com

Victoria by Victoria Beckham - S/S 2013
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - style.com

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