Rocking the Runway
Joan Smalls’ big breakthrough occurred at the start of 2010 when she walked exclusively for the Givenchy show in Paris. In addition, she appeared on the runways of Gucci, Burberry, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, and Anna Sui.
One of her most memorable appearances on the runway was during the Givenchy menswear show in Paris. Smalls went on the stage along with some of the most beautiful male models and stunned the audience with her sexy-yet-sophisticated walk.
Many top designers chose Smalls as the first face for their shows, an honor that is saved only for the most stunning gals. During the spring 2012 Milan Fashion Week the Puerto Rican beauty was in the #3 spot of FashionTV’s First Face countdown. Among other top brands, Smalls was the first face at Gucci.
During the fall 2012-2013 Paris Fashion Week, Smalls was ranked 8th on the First Face list. This time she was one of the most popular models on the catwalks, and walked for top brands such as Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier. She was the first face at the Gareth Pugh fashion show.
Throughout her modeling career, many fashion magazines have featured Joan Smalls in their editorials or covers. Leading fashion photographers were behind the cameras when Smalls posed. Steven Meisel photographed her for W, David Sims shot her for French Vogue and Mario Testino photographed Smalls for Vogue.
Joan Smalls is in her early 20s and based on her patience, hard work and amazing figure and smile, we are certain that she is going to be the star of the modeling scene for a few more seasons.