Slavs of Fashion (Vanity Fair 04/05):The New Beauties, Deep-set eyes, sculpted cheekbones, and fierce determination mark the new wave of models selling the world’s hottest labels - Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Chnel, Gucci, etc., etc. It’s a Russian and Eastern European takeover of the catwalks and glossies, led by Natalia Vodianova, Carmen Kass, and Karolina Kurkova.As nine of these Slavic sensations take to the beach, EVGENIA PERETZ reports on their hardscrabble beginnings, their pecking order, and their fondness for voka shots.

Slavs of Fashion (Vanity Fair 04/05):
The New Beauties, Deep-set eyes, sculpted cheekbones, and fierce determination mark the new wave of models selling the world’s hottest labels - Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Chnel, Gucci, etc., etc. It’s a Russian and Eastern European takeover of the catwalks and glossies, led by Natalia Vodianova, Carmen Kass, and Karolina Kurkova.
As nine of these Slavic sensations take to the beach, EVGENIA PERETZ reports on their hardscrabble beginnings, their pecking order, and their fondness for voka shots.