At the Marc Jacobs show, the’70s-tastic, Jodie-Foster-in-Taxi-Driver ensembles were an instant hit—but it was a radiantly stunning new face, Melodie Monrose, that had the audience buzzing. Not only did the 18-year-old Wilhelmina model rock Marc Jacob’s runway, she also walked in almost every major show in New York—and she’s currently setting the fashion world ablaze at Paris Fashion Week. Not bad for her first season modeling! Discovered earlier this year in Martinique, the coltish beauty is quickly making a name for herself with her regal profile, flawless complexion and unforgettable cheekbones. Check out our favorite runway moments from this lovely newcomer.
At Zac Posen Spring 2011 show, Monrose juxtaposed a wild, feathered jacket with a prim updo and a deep burgundy mouth.
Melodie Monrose’s comp card shows two sides of her personality: The giddy, lighthearted teen and the seriously chic, supermodel-in-training.
At 3.1 Phillip Lim, Monrose worked the runway rocking clean makeup and a low bun with side-swooping bangs.
At the Emilio Pucci show, Monrose was casual cool in a fringed trench, long, wavy locks and a boho bandana. So chic!
At Badgley Mischka, the look was retro 1930s curls and pastel, kewpie doll makeup—and no one worked it better than Melodie.
At Herve Leger, the high, oversize bun and barely-there makeup perfectly showcased Monrose’s immaculate complexion and stunning eyes.
During Spring 2011 Paris Fashion Week, Monrose led a flock of top black models down the runway at the Lanvin show. How about those cheekbones, my goodness!