Models have become more and more recognized as well as appreciated in the world of fashion. There are important traits to being a model such as being tall as well as attractive, but it's also a much more demanding job than most people think. It's difficult to become established in the industry as it is constantly refreshing and changing, and as time goes on, people come and go. Even with those who are established, the precarious balance can suddenly change and you can easily plummet. In terms of modeling, the safest are those who are practically celebrities such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. But then there are those few models who may not be celebrities but have made a name for themselves and are recognized to be the "it" models.
When asked to think of an established and largely popular model, the first person who comes to mind is Karlie Kloss. Karlie Kloss has become a well known model and her face is found everywhere nowadays. Her career is one that any model would be happy to follow in the footsteps of. She is currently the face of Dior and Hermes. Last year, in 2009 Karlie was in countless Vogue spreads. This fall season she has already opened the show for Dior as well as Karl Lagerfeld. Not to mention that she is the face of Lola perfume, Marc by Marc Jacobs. She has become an established figure and model in the world of fashion.
Photos in order of appearance:
Spring 2010, Dior
Lola by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Spring 2010, Hermes
(photos from nymag.com/fashion)