Karolina Kurkova has strutted her way to the top, clenching the Model of the Year 2014. The Czech model and former Victoria’s Secret Angel commands attention at every turn, hardly ever disappointing on the red carpet.
The compelling thing about Karolina is that she dresses to a uniquely powerful and sultry beat, flaunting her statuesque supermodel proportions in designer exits that most could never dream of pulling off.
Yet she also dresses with modest sophistication, not falling into the model trap of ubiquitous, skin-is-in, overtly sexy looks. She evidently agrees that just because you can wear it, doesn’t mean you should.
While the supermodel often goes for highly structured, architectural pieces, and her fair share of more mannish moments, she just as easily can work more delicate, feminine dresses like her recent Valentino outing in a floral-and-lace frock punctuated by shades of pink.
My favourite look from her had to be the impossibly amazing drama of her sculpted Marchesa teal-blue, floral-print gown at the Met Gala. It was a work of art.
Runner Up: Cara Delevingne