In recent years, the invite lists to the fashion world’s most exclusive shows have shifted from strictly industry editors and alumni to include an array of creatives, influencers and rising stars who are flooding every front row. Whether they are snapping a pic of themselves runway-ready or spotted by a famed street-style photographer, these 8 fashion-forward muses rocked the sidewalks of this fall’s fashion month, serving up looks we just can’t get enough of.
After winning the crown on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10, Aquaria was quickly signed to IMG Models Worldwide and has since launched a number of beauty and fashion campaigns for some of the industry’s top brands. A favorite of many avant-garde designers, Aquaria took every look she created this season to the next fierce level by embracing drama, fearless glamour and, of course, wigs for days.
Minnesota native Halima Aden is best known as the first Muslim model to wear a hijab on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. Having been discovered by Kanye West and now finding herself under the wing of iconic fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, she uses her platform to further conversations about beauty, diversity and representation.
A Fendi and Thom Browne favorite, actor Tommy Dorfman is one of the freshest faces to stake their spot in the front row in recent years. Whether prancing on the streets with bestie Kaia Gerber or sitting next to her iconic mother, Cindy Crawford, at Saint Laurent, Dorfman is along for whatever enviable ride they might be on.
Anything and everything supermodel Gigi Hadid chooses to step out in is pure fire. She owns every angle of every entrance she makes, and her presence alone sets the tone for any scenario that’s guaranteed to come with a barrage of photographers trying to snap the image she’s sure to post on her own Instagram. Slay on, Gigi.
One of the most buzzed-about movers and shakers in the editorial world, Gabriella Karefa-Johnson continues to cement her creative voice one cover at a time. The recently crowned fashion director of Garage magazine, she has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names, including Rihanna, Zendaya and Billie Eilish, making her seat in the front row the most inspired of them all.
With an Instagram bio that reads, “I’m not exactly sure what I do either,” Evan Mock is undoubtedly a face of right now. Sometimes a photographer and sometimes a model, the pink-haired muse injects his singular energy into any situation in which he finds himself. A friend to many major stars, Mock is carving out his place in the stylish world of modern muses.
A rising It girl, Larsen Thompson is quickly becoming a fashion month household name, getting dressed by esteemed houses like Off-White, Elie Saab and Christian Siriano, to name a few. Known for her dance background, she elevates any look she’s rocking with elegant movement and an exuberant youthful attitude.
A stylist to the stars, Anna Trevelyan is best recognized by her saturated rainbow-hued hair. You won’t often find her sitting front row, though, because she’s probably styling every model about to strut down the runway. Trevelyan instead brings her unique style to the sidewalks, donning garments crafted by the rising designers she aims to champion most