Fashion Week

Casting Hervé Léger Spring ’14 with Lubov Azria

You’ve got the look, you’ve got the walk—but what else does it take to secure a spot in the Hervé Léger by Max Azria runway show? One simple word: Confidence!

The Thread shadows Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, as she personally selects the final models who will be cast for the spring ’14 show.

What’s Your Call Time?: Casting director Jess Hallett is charged with finding the crème de la crème of models.

Walk the Line: Nordstrom editorial regulars Grace Mahary (seen in our March ’13 Designer campaign) and Jasmine Tookes (seen in our May ’13 Vacation Nation catalog) stand ready to strut their stuff.

Waiting Game: Josephine Skriver gives us a sly look as she waits to be seen by Lubov and her team. The Danish darling is ranked #46 by out of the top 50 models in the world.

Pretty & Patient: Downtime in the modeling world during Fashion Week means sitting in showrooms between call times. Polish model Ewa Wladymiruk and Topshop face Marikka Juhler find ways to amuse themselves.

Tough Decisions: So many incredible girls, but Lubov has to narrow the pool down to just 25 for the 32 looks for the show.

I Choose You: Who will Lubov and senior designer Sean Lim send down the runway? Find out in our Hervé Léger spring ’14 report.

Qianna Smith
Photos by Craig Arend