A Valentine To Youth
By Eva Medoff, May 26th, 2010
Kate, Karlie, Kim. Who were they before they were supermodels? Just girls from the UK, Midwest and Netherlands, respectively. The fashion world is famous for plucking girls from average stations at tender ages and occasionally skyrocketing them to fame. Valentina Vos, a young photographer, has made it her mission to capture the original state of 25 recently scouted models. According to Vos, the goal of her new book, One Seventy Four (out in June and available for pre-order on her site), is to capture the girl—not the model. While we can’t say we know that many 15 year olds who exude the same level of hipster cool as many of her subjects, glimpses of innocence and vulnerability are found through goofy poses and self-conscious slouches. And there’s plenty of beauty to go around, too.