Monday, October 1, 2012

State of Grace

Twenty-three year old Eritrean model Grace Mahary landed on Inoubliable Model Army's Top Ten Newcomers List following her singular runway exclusive appearance at Givenchy during the Fall/Winter 2012 collections. I had the pleasure of meeting Mahary recently in New York at the fittings for Oscar de la Renta and was blown away by her refined beauty, grace and enthusiasm. Mahary was discovered in 2005 when she won the Elle Canada model search, however it wasn't until she was handpicked by designer Riccardo Tisci as a Givenchy exclusive in February 2012 that her career truly took off. Seeing a model in the flesh can sometimes prove to be a bit of a let down but in Mahary's case I was all the more fascinated by the angular plains of her face, her heavy-lidded somnambulant gaze and her genius posing ability. Mahary possesses a refined one-of-a-kind beauty, elegance and a runway perfect silhouette that has made her one of the most coveted and versatile newcomers of the Spring/Summer 2013 season. Mahary has eclipsed the field with select appearances at Prada, Zac Posen, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Isabel Marant, BCBG Max Azria and Givenchy amongst others. Mahary was genuinely surprised and delighted when I revealed her Top Ten Newcomer status courtesy of Inoubliable Model Army during the last Fall shows, and we chatted  about the exciting prospects for her in the season ahead. With casting directors Ashley Brokaw, Patrizia Pilotti and Kannon Rajah backing her, I have no doubt that Mahary will be a clear contender for key blue chip editorial and campaign bookings following the aftermath of the Spring/Summer 2013 collections. 

Grace Mahary
Photographer - unidentified
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Inoubliable Model Army
Photographer - Neill Seeto
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Photographer - Unidentified
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Grace Mahary
Photographer - unidentified
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Cushnie et Ochs - S/S 2013
Photographer - Filippo Fior
Source - style.com

Balenciaga - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

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

Givenchy - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Max Mara - S/S 2013
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - style.com


Emilio Pucci - S/S 2013
Photographer - Marcus Tondo
Source - style.com

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

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

Isabel Marant - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

Balmain - S/S 2013
Photographer - Monica Feudi
Source - style.com

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