Every season the fashion world goes into overdrive, clamoring for the new sensation, a discovery, the face that can launch a thousand campaigns. But beneath the makeup, behind the veil, and a very far cry from the pinup dolls on Instagram, the real top runway models of Spring 2017 are a fascinating group of individuals, from cities large and small, near and far, traveling the world and working incredibly hard. Here, we present 14 of the most in-demand models of the season, stripped down, as they are, up close and personal.
Photography: KARL TEMPLER
Stylist: MARIO SORRENTI
Khoudia Diop - Melanin Goddess: Meet Senegalese Model “Khoudia Diop” Who captivates with her dark skin tone …
In a world where light skinned girls are celebrated daily ,it’s refreshing to see a dark skinned girl making waves .Model, Khoudia Diop is captivating hearts with her natural beauty and skin tone .
The Senegalese beauty who shuffles between New York and Paris , goes by the name Melanin Goddess on Instagram where she shares unedited photos with her over 33 thousand followers .She also shares photos with her white boyfriend .