Top catwalkers Fall ’09

In no order or ranking, here’s a few whom I thought did exceptionally well this season. Source TFS (supporting cast)

Sigrid Agren


Total shows: 69

Opened: 12

Closed: 8

Iris Strubbegger


Total shows: 54

Opened: 6

Closed: 5

Yulia Kharlapanova

00230mTotal shows: 74

Opened: 4

Closed: 4

Liu Wen


Total: 74

Opened: 0

Closed: 0

Jourdan Dunn

00560mTotaly shows: 63

Karmen Pedaru

00280mTotal shows: 60

Yulia is most probably this season’s top catwalker. Liu Wen’s list is impressive too, best showlist by an asian since Hye Park. Right now Liu is having a monopoly of the asian models market. If shows need just one asian model, they are more likely to go with her. If they need someone quirky, then it’s Tao Okamoto. As for Jourdan, she managed to walked for shows like Gucci, Chanel and Rue du Mail (first black model for the brand), another season of break-throughs, great for her.

Doing the most shows don’t really mean anything to their status unless the following campaign season rolls out well. Veterans like Raquel, Natasha and Lily might have walked only around 35-45 shows this season but their selection is more about quality than quantity. Some new models were arranged by the agency to do only the best two or three shows in a certain capital, which I think would leave more impression than doing everything from Barbie’s 50th Anniversary to Blugirl.

[images:, source: TFS (supporting cast)]

  • peek-a-boo

    Technically your’e right but personally all I remember most of all is Tao Okamoto.Fringed or slicked back her hair was always a intriguing.

  • AMB

    Woohoo for Liu Wen. But the argument on tFs is that she got all the shows because Du, Han and Hye are missing in Europe this year.

  • Laila

    I didn’t see those arguments… but Liu Wen is definitely the hot fave right now, the must have asian model of the moment.

  • Theresa

    I am sooo happy for Liu Wen, she’s such a breakthrough! I’m hoping more Asian models will make it big on the scene…

  • Erik

    Good for Liu. I liked Hye a bit more though.

  • Fco

    You’re missing Natasha Poly, she opened 6 and closed 3, also Anna opened 6 but 0 closed

  • Sukaina

    I think Sigrid is absolutely beautiful. I mean, it’s obvious the designers love her, she has the prettiest face I’ve ever seen!
    I quite like Liu, she has a very classic look.

  • kiki

    Liu walked 74, not 73 (check the thread again)

  • Laila

    well thanks, it was listed as 73 the last time i checked.
    i don’t know why TFS main page is linking to me when the accurate info is all over the forum….

  • kiki

    maybe you should link to the actual thread in the post? people will know exactly where it came from then.

  • Laila

    great idea… thanks!