Major sparkles to IMG Models for their latest show package, which includes eight models of African descent - far more than we've seen from any other agency so far. And they're all really, really gorgeous (especially new face Gabriella, left, who just looks cool). The show cards also include some returning all-stars, including Freja, Stam, Lara, Sasha, and Lily Donaldson, whom we hope looks like her full and gorgeous self for Fashion Week. Other notes: Hilary Rhoda is coming back after a seasonal break to shoot Estee Lauder advertisements. This is what she looked like two months ago, in case you forgot how pretty she is in person. Daisy Lowe is indeed with IMG, and doing real runway work for the first time in a while - should be exciting. Also old-but-new is Miranda Kerr, who's managed to wrangle herself away from Orlando Bloom and Victoria's Secret to strut. We've never seen her in person, and we're sort of thrilled. And some girls are sitting this season out: Gemma, Lily Cole, and Daria aren't up for shows; expected, but a bummer. As for the newbies: Heidi Mount is back for a second season, while we hear a wispy British girl named Shea is going to be hot, hot, hot. Our favorite IMG Australian, Tallulah Morton, is still a little too young to do the shows (she's fifteen, so maybe next year). See all the girls here.
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Model Baseball Cards: Take a Look Through All the Fall/Winter 2012 Show Packages
Show Packages: think of them as baseball cards for the fashion set. For casting directors, they're pertinent to their jobs in the days leading up to Fashion Week, but for the rest of us... well, they're another excuse to ogle pretty faces, and take a look at who will be gracing the runways during the upcoming week. The biggest agencies are rolling out their strongest lineups this season...and while some present rather basic packages featuring simple photos of their models, there are a few that take creative license in the best way.