Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

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Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

"The only Indian model to consistently mark her presence on international runways since 2007, Menon is secure in her place. She has clocked miles walking for Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, Zac Posen, Alexander Wang, Chanel and Givenchy. In a recent interview, designer Riccardo Tisci said her “impressive personality” was integral to his shows. If you think she’s been typecast in the role of ‘exotic South Asian girl’, you’ll find that her fashion editorials across Europe, UK and the US, and campaign work for fashion houses like Max Mara are all free from tokenism; Menon, like all the best models, has transcended the specifics of her origin. And it’s been hard work finding that space, she says. “As a model you’re pretty much at the bottom of the food chain when it comes to making a decision,” she says, of avoiding being pegged in an industry ruled by blonde, blue-eyed Caucasians. “A designer’s source of inspiration can come from anywhere in the world — it’s fairly democratic there. But when it comes to putting the girls in those clothes, there’s no democracy.” Sadly, her popularity in India hasn’t gone beyond a few striking fashion editorials that use her unerring fashion instinct and unself-consciousness to advantage."

I had no idea who this babe was but defiantly one I'm going to be watching out for. 

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Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

Lakshmi Menon for Elle India


Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

Lakshmi Menon for Elle India

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