Fifteen years ago, models were mysterious. We’d see them strut down the runway, or their gorgeous gazes would meet ours from the pages of a magazine — but they were totally impenetrable in their flawlessness. We hardly ever heard them speak! It was tough was tough to think of them as living, breathing mortals.

These days, catwalk queens are much more accessible. They hit the celeb party circuit, give interviews and rock red carpets like their movie star counterparts. From grande dames like Iman and Tyra to newbies like Ataui Deng and Jourdan Dunn (left), these models are the new It-girls! Check out their fierce makeup and hair tricks, here.