Can the New Crop of 'It' Girls Live Up to the Hype?

It happens every fashion month: A new crop of pretty young things pops up in the most major front rows and at the biggest parties of the season. Often we know their names—likely because they've scored a magazine cover or have a few famous pals—but we're not familiar with their résumés. Meet the new breed of It girls currently on our radar.
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It happens every fashion month: A new crop of pretty young things pops up in the most major front rows and at the biggest parties of the season. Often we know their names—likely because they've scored a magazine cover or have a few famous pals—but we're not familiar with their résumés. Meet the new breed of It girls currently on our radar.
Photos: Getty

Photos: Getty

It happens every fashion month: A new crop of pretty young things pops up in the most major front rows and at the biggest parties of the season. Often we know their names—likely because they've scored a magazine cover or have a few famous pals—but we're not familiar with their résumés.

The prime example this season is Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who was all over the place the last 30 days. From the front row at Chloé, Vivienne Westwood, Jeremy Scott for starters, to a surprise performance at the DKNY 25th Anniversary bash--and on the runway at Philipp Plein in Milan, she was everywhere we turned. Plus, she's on the cover of some of fall's hottest fashion glossies, including POP, Paper, Complex, and Oyster.

She has a super catchy single, true--but Azalea doesn't even have a full-length album to her name: Her debut is set for a March 2014 release. And while she has a few high-profile gigs under her belt (she's toured with Beyoncé) and she's obviously stylish and is quickly amassing fans, we can't help but wonder: Will she live up to the hype?

Click through for more suddenly-ubiquitous fashion ladies who we're hoping will exceed our expectations.

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Haley Bennett Occupation: Actress

Bennett caught our attention when she sat front row at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris, and although she's had plenty of smaller movie roles over the last few years, she has five films currently in post-production, including a Terrence Malick project.

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Sky Ferreira Occupation: Singer and Model

The 21-year-old has already gone through a number of image transformations—and faced a scandal or two—in her short career, but she's walked the runway for Marc Jacobs, starred in a Calvin Klein and Saint Laurent campaign, and was hand-picked by Riccardo Tisci to perform at a Givenchy after-party. With all of this attention, Ferreira still doesn't have a full-length album out, and she's been forced to cancel most of the dates on her most recent tour.

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Suki Waterhouse Occupation: Model

You may know her as the girl who currently gets to cuddle with Bradley Cooper, but she's had a string of solid modeling gigs—including H&M and Sass and Bide—and has been featured in Vogue UK, Tatler, and W. We're wondering if any major runway spots or lucrative contracts are in her future.

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Kyleigh Kuhn Occupation: Model

Very few ladies appeared in more New York Fashion Week party pics this season than Kuhn. As the co-founder of the Roots of Peace Penny Campaign, we're thinking she has potential to be a major player in the next generation of philanthropists.

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Chloe Norgaard Occupation: Model

The rainbow-haired beauty walks a handful of runways every season—we spotted her at Zac Posen and Nicole Miller for Spring 2014—and she recently landed a Benetton ad campaign. We're wondering if she'll be able to go the route of famously pink-haired Charlotte Free and score a huge cosmetics contract in the near future.