SA Model Katryn Kruger Opens and Closes Valentino Haute Couture SS12

Most of you will know what a big deal it is for a model to be chosen as the 'face' of a haute couture collection. You are chosen to set the tone for the collection and to leave the lasting impression. You come out first to show what the industry can expect, and you close the show in the final garment to remind the carefully watching industry of exactly how the designer conceptualised the collection. It is a very, very big deal. And yesterday Cape Town school girl (and face of Prada's SS12 collection) Katryn Kruger did exactly that for haute couture house Valentino.
The fact that I didn't love the Laura-Ashley-esque collection from Valentino is neither here nor there. Our girl was amazing. And that wasn't all. As far as I can tell so far, Katryn also walked for Giambattista Vallie in that haute couture show, managing to navigate the ramp in that ginormous floral arrangement!
And Katryn walked for favourite favourite Elie Saab yesterday in these beautiful creations that I love and adore. What a triumph for a young woman who hasn't even been working for a year yet. We can all be incredibly proud of her achievements and celebrate yet another amazing talent from right here in Cape Town. Yay Katryn.
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