Case study: how does a breakout model build on a debut runway season’s success?


Every fashion week, I find myself writing about the newbie models making an impression on the industry in their first runway season. Last September, Peyton Knight, a calm, well-spoken 17-year-old from St. Louis, was one of them. I met up with her and her agent during January — and reconnected with Knight backstage at New York Fashion Week this week — to learn how they planned to parlay that early success into her second season. As much as you can plan anything in fashion, anyway.