Each year, there are a few models whose faces are so ubiquitous -- in editorials, in ad campaigns, in runway shows -- that they manage to essentially define that moment in the industry. It's no secret that we're huge fans (stalkers?) of top models here at Fashionista -- even if it wasn't a part of our job to track the careers and influence of the industry's most popular catwalkers, we'd most likely do it anyway.
In 2014, the modeling world embraced more mainstream (read: celebrity offspring) girls than usual, but there were still plenty of high-fashion darlings for us to fawn over and dedicate our inspiration boards to. There was also one major comeback and a particularly gorgeous long-haired guy who won the hearts of the Internet's biggest fashion fans.
Read on for our picks of the most buzzed-about models of 2014 — we'll probably be seeing a lot more from them in the new year. If your favorite didn't make our list, tell us who ranks as your favorite face of the year in the comments below.