The Aussie was a sensation a year ago. I remember how she burst into the scene opening coveted shows and fronting Versace in her first season— never a humble beginning. Then it came a time when people started doubting that her success is not going to last long because she blew up too fast (labelling her as ‘The Next Supermodel’ when she was just a mint fresh newbie?) so she ended up with a rather bland Spring/Summer 08′.
But right now Cath is gaining notice again minus the ‘Next Supermodel’ tag. I guess she did it by keeping a low profile and ignoring the backlash thrown at her. I am actually very impressed with her recent editorial work, like these covers shot by Greg Kadel for Numéro. Maybe another turning point for her is— being freed from Mario Testino’s contract. He photographed her for a few major campaigns but other than that nothing helped in grooming her career. Maybe it would be another story if she was signed under Steven Meisel instead.
In fact, that would be a very different story.
And not forgetting to mention finally being cast in the all-important Prada show even though her agency is not IMG or WOMEN (yes Russell is bias). That is very significant.
images: numero-magazine.com, style.com