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Who’s Cara Taylor? The face of Fashion Week you need to know

PHOTOGRAPHY Myles Kalus.

American beauty. She’s got that inimitable brand of androgynous chic and is a self-described “chatty Cathy.” This is everything you need to know about model of the moment, Cara Taylor.

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PHOTOGRAPHY @cara_taylorrr.

After her 2016 whirlwind industry debut (walking for none other than Alexander Wang), Alabama-born Taylor has been working non-stop ever since. And the SS 20 season has proven to be no different – from New York to Paris, this American dream strutted down runways for the likes of Loewe, Givenchy and Burberry.

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Hailing from Huntsville, Alabama, Taylor was scouted via a decidedly modern forum, Instagram, at just 15-years-old. She’s adept at using the platform to showcase her laid-back sense of humour, and shares a Youtube channel with her boyfriend. So, it’s no wonder that after almost three years of modelling, she is still sought after by top designers and photographers alike, including Steven Meisel, Juergen Teller and Mario Sorrenti.

Very few models rise the ranks of the modelling world as quickly as Taylor did – after signing with her mother agent in Alabama, it took just one day for 14 major agencies in New York to leap at the opportunity to have her on their books. And three weeks later, the long-limbed teen was walking down the runways at New York Fashion week.

PHOTOGRAPHY @cara_taylorrr.
PHOTOGRAPHY @cara_taylorrr.
PHOTOGRAPHY @cara_taylorrr.

Her debut to the fashion world was Alexander Wang’s SS 17 runway in New York, which left her with not only a bold new blonde bob (a stark contrast to her long brunette locks) but also opened the door to a hugely successful season for the young model. Soon after she was walking for Prada, closing Maria Grazia Chiuri’s SS 17 Christian Dior show, and even opening Chanel in her first Paris Fashion Week.

Now 18-years-old, with features in Calvin Klein’s latest campaign and the cool new face of Signorina Ribelle by Ferragamo, the future is bright for this American dream.

PHOTOGRAPHY @cara_taylorrr.