Name: Sasha Luss
Age: 21 (born June 9, 1992)
Agencies: Women (NY/Milan), Elite (Paris), Premier Model Management (London)
Sasha Luss is one of the hottest faces on the high-fashion modeling scene right now. With prominent, sharp cheekbones, a piercing stare and dyed ice blonde hair, it’s not hard to figure out why. Although she originally started modeling in 2008, she eventually stopped to complete high school. But she came back, debuting again at Chanel S/S 12 and Christian Dior S/S 13. Her career took off from there. This past couple of seasons, Luss has been making it big, raking up multiple, prestigious runway credits and editorials (such as Vogue Russia, Numero and Interview), and is currently featured on Models.com’s “Hot List.” She was also given one of FashionTV’s “First Face F/W 2013: Top Ten Models” features.
Luss has a much larger runway presence than she does editorial. She was named one of the top F/W 13 newcomers, walking a total of 58 shows including Dior, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Lanvin, Jil Sander and Chanel. She continued her streak during Fall Couture 2013, opening for Dior and Armani, and closing for Armani. She also walked for Chanel, Valentino, Elie Saab, Bouchra Jarrar, Versace and Giambattista Valli.
This season has been no different. She walked a total of 17 shows at NYFW S/S 14 (opening Ralph Lauren and closing Reed Krakoff), and 15 at Milan (including Versace, Gucci, Etro and Prada). At Milan Fashion Week, she also closed for Roberto Cavalli and Missoni.
Luss brings a lot of maturity to both the runway and her editorials. She loves modeling, telling FashionTV “I’m very happy, but you know, you always need to be very focused, because there is a lot of things going on.” When asked what her favorite animal is (it’s a dolphin), she not only answered, but gave a long explanation as to why, defying the “dumb-model stereotype.” Sasha loves dolphins because they are incredibly smart (she even cited the fact that they have a larger brain to body ratio then many others!), they have their own language and because dolphins have the ability to sense and save humans. During the interview, she became very excited and apologized that she was loosing her English due to her love for dolphins.
Sasha is undoubtedly becoming a runway queen. With her new platinum blonde hair, her piercing blue eyes have become even more prominent. Her dive-esque runway walk (that is still very poised and elegant) is one of the best on the runways today. Sasha Luss is a true Russian ice queen, and definitely a face to know.