Ford Models would like to welcome Valerija Kelava, the most recent model to join Paul Rowland‘s Ford division. Ranked #20 of MDC‘s Top 50 Models the 5’9½” (177 cm) Slovenian features in a Vogue Sep. 2010 editorial photographed by Steven Meisel with fashion editing by Grace Coddington and Edward Enninful. Titled “On the Town” the introductory text by Robert Sullivan previews the second annual Fashion’s Night Out, the fashion retail carnival cosponsored by CFDA, NYC & Company, and Vogue, which is set to include even more industry party people than last year. Seated at benches on a carefully manicured lawn the FNO notables prove provocative subjects insofar as they are anything but for an excellent photographer with a reputation for the risqué. Valerija first appears wearing Rodarte and the arm of Phoenix-born artist Ryan McNamara and secondly on the lawn with purple hair wearing Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière in what looks to be but a warm up for FNO and her forthcoming season. And with that, welcome, Valerija.
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Further credits include hair by Julien D’Ys; makeup by Pat McGrath; production design by Mary Howard; produced on location by Sarah Maxwell for PRODn.