You know the face. You’ve seen the Miu Miu campaign. That pout and that furrowed brow have graced the pages of Vogue Paris (twice, including the cover) and walked shows in New York and Europe for the likes of Calvin Klein (whom she opened for), Prada, and Jil Sander. She also appeared in the exclusive Givenchy haute couture show in the fall. All this before her 16th birthday. Daphne Groeneveld of Union Models is beautiful, Dutch, and one of the most in-demand models of 2010. Other than that, she leads the life of any other 15-year-old who says things like, “I love wearing jeans,” and “right now I’m obsessed with passing my school exams.”
Fashion Gone Rogue has put together a great year in review of the rising star, dubbing her an Instant Star of 2010. It’s kind of scary how good she works the camera at her age, but that’s what stars are made of, after all. She’s got this Lara Stone thing going on too, which can’t hurt, especially with Stone’s recent BFA accolade. Something tells me Groeneveld is going to have a very sweet 16.