#1119 Ella Drake gets her Gucci exclusive

Photo: wwd

GO THE KIWIS! Predictions were correct – just four hours ago, New Zealand model Ella Drake walked in the Gucci Fall/Winter 2010/2011 show at Milan Fashion Week. Photos have just emerged from the runway, and the entire show clip is up on Youtube and can be viewed here and here (screengrab from the show below). Ella walked once, coming out as girl number 27 amongst a lineup of some of the biggest names in the business – Natasha Poly, Freja Beha (opened the show), Anja Rubik (closed the show), Karlie Kloss, Abbey Lee, Chanel Iman, Vlada and Kasia Struss. Not a bad wee coup for a girl who’s been in the business more than five years. If I’m not mistaken, Ella is the first New Zealander – male or female – to ever book a Gucci show exclusive. Note to aspiring models – never turn down a fit model job. Nice work Ella, can’t wait to see what you do in Paris, and good luck for the campaign!

Updated with backstage photos below.

Backstage photos: The Love Magazine Blog


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  1. Anonymous says

    A pleasure to work with. Aspiring young NZ models could learn a lot from this very professional & bright young woman.

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