Vogue Reveals Top 10 Models For 2012

Nothing will ever come close to the Supermodel Era during the 90s, but I feel a renaissance with models becoming household names is upon us. Personally, I say bring it on. I was a huge fan of Linda, Christy, Naomi and Cindy back in the day.

Vogue recently released their annual list of the fashion industry’s Top 10 female models and I thought I’d share it with you. I’m sure I’m not the only modelizer out there who might enjoy this. With regards to how Vogue determined which girl made the list is beyond me. I’m sure it had to do with who landed on the most editorials and covers of the publication’s various international editions. Check out the list below. I’m sure you might recognize a couple of the names.

10. Eniko Mihalik

Nationality: Hungarian

2012 Highlights: Carolina Herrera, Alberta Ferretti, YSL, Ports Collection

Covers: Numero China December, Harper’s Bazaar Spain June, Le Monde February, Numero February

9. Kendra Spears

Nationality: American

2012 Highlights: Just Cavalli, Mavi Jeans, Moschino, Armani Code Fragrance, Emporio Armani

Covers: Vogue Japan December, H&M Fall, Muse Spring

8. Aymeline Valade

Nationality: French

2012 Highlights: Donna Karan, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Bottega Veneta, Lacoste

Covers: Vogue Japan November, i-D Fall, Numero April, Antidote Spring, FAT Spring, Numero March, Muse Spring, Vogue Portugal

7. Liu Wen

Nationality: Chinese

2012 Highlights: Tory Burch, Rag & Bone, Estee Lauder, ck Calvin Klein, Bergdorf Goodman, Diesel

Covers: Antidote October, Vogue China September, Vogue China July, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Vogue China May, NY Times Style Magazine March

6. Joan Smalls

Nationality: Puerto Rican

2012 Highlights: Gucci, Estee Lauder, Fendi, Givenchy, Bergdorf Goodman, H&M, Lacoste, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Calvin Klein Jeans, Chanel, David Yurman

Covers: Harper’s Bazaar UK October, Dazed & Confused October, W Korea August, W Magazine July, GQ South Africa May, Vogue Australia May, Vogue Italia March

5. Isabeli Fontana

Nationality: Brazilian

2012 Highlights: Banana Republic, Saks Fifth Avenue, Viktor & Rolf, H&M, Siviglia

Covers: Vogue Brasil December, Schon Magazine October, i-D October, Vogue Brasil June, Vogue China February, Vogue Espana February

4. Kati Nescher

Nationality: Russian

2012 Highlights: Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford Eyewear, Alexander Wang, Lacoste, Chanel, Nina Ricci, Tom Ford, McQ, Louis Vuitton

Covers: Marie Claire Spain November, Vogue Germany October, Achtung September, Vogue China August, V Magazine July, Daze & Confused March

3. Toni Garrn

Nationality: German

2012 Highlights: Cartier, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss, Massimo Dutti, Trussardi Jeans, Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, H&M, Ports 1961, Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Givenchy

Covers: Vogue Germany December, Numero Tokyo December, Antidote Magazine October, Vogue Germany August, Vogue Espana June, Muse Spring

2. Arizona Muse

Nationality: American

2012 Highlights: Louis Vuitton, Dian Von Furstenberg, Barney’s New York, G-Star, David Yurman, Chloe, Karl Lagerfeld, Massimo Dutti, Fendi

Covers: Vogue Russia November, Vogue Korea September, i-D December, i-D May, Vogue China May, Vogue Portugal May, Vogue Hellas March, British Vogue February, Vogue Korea January

1. Karlie Kloss

Nationality: American

2012 Highlights: Mercedes Benz, Juicy Couture, Donna Karan, Target, Victoria’s Secret, Versus, Juicy Couture, Stefanel, Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, Oscar de la Renta, Dior Beauty, Americana Manhasset,

Covers: Le Monde M December, Vogue China December, Harper’s Bazaar Russia September, Numero September, British Vogue September, Vogue Japan September, W Magazine July, Numero March, Vogue Korea March, Vogue Australia March

  • Max

    Kati Nescher is German, too! 😉

  • Luis

    All of them are stunning and fierce, I love Isabelli Fontana, she’s been working hard since early 00’s, a true top model, I am obsessed with Joan Smalls, she is painfully beautiful.

  • Steve-O

    Liu Wen and Isabeli Fontana are my top girls!! LOVE THEM!!!

    But also happy that some ‘older’ faces are still working. Shalom Harlow looks stunning in the latest L’Odyssée de Cartier short film.

  • savannah

    Aymeline Valade + Liu Wen = my top 2 favourite models<3

  • Muon

    I am gay! Will this make me straight by posting at queerclick?