Wednesday, August 13, 2008


designer: Gucci RTW Fall2008/photo: Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse

Catching up with Australian newcomer Abbey Lee

Lee was one of ten new models thought to be headed into the big time with fashion's darlings when we first featured her back in March 2008. She's completely lived up to that expectation. Topping the best of newcomer model lists for both Style and Elle, she's glided right through her freshman year on the catwalk. Modelling fashions for the likes of Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Lanvin and more (she walked an amazing 29 shows in New York), she seems to be writing her own ticket to the big leagues. Photogs are devouring her delicate features and baby-fresh face with their lenses landing her closeup shots on the backstage beauty and fashion detail pages more than many veteran model-beauties. She's also featured in editorial layouts for Vogue Numero, and W magazines. Fashion houses have certainly taken notice. Lee landed a much coveted exclusive with Gucci for their show in Milan.

Abbey Featured: Vogue for Express Jeans (w/Catherine McNeil); Numero; W Magazine; for Express (w/Chanel Iman); WWD; boho rhapsody

Abbey on the catwalk ...
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photos: style, fmd1

Look for updates on the other models featured in Runway Models: Next Big Faces coming soon. For more information about Abbey Lee, please visit her official online presence at Next Models; for media and additional photos, visit and NY Magazine.

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