Mar 2, 2013

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013: 4 Canadian models steal the shows

By: Laura deCarufel
Elle Canada
Mar 2, 2013

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013: 4 Canadian models steal the shows

By: Laura deCarufel

Dauphine, Toronto model turned international star, at Roland Mouret. All runway photos by

Just before I left for Paris, I did a double take when I saw the cover of  Women's Wear Daily featuring a beautiful blonde model posing with superstar Cara Delevingne . "IS THAT DAUPHINE?!" I emailed our web writer, Ava, who wrote back to excitedly confirm it. Last March, the ELLE Canada team met Dauphine—then known by her birth name, Hayley McKee—when she made her debut on the catwalk at Toronto Fashion Week.  We were instantly charmed. She was gorgeous, sure, but she was also incredibly gracious and sweet. (See for yourself: She blogged about her TFW experiences and told us about how she got discovered in a special video made by our web editor, Noah.) This season, Dauphine (one of Toronto agent Elmer Olsen's stars) hit the catwalk at A-list shows such as Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, Pucci and Roland Mouret, for whom she opened in Paris yesterday. We are SO happy for her, and can't wait to see which runways she'll rock the rest of the week. With her success, Dauphine joins an amazing stable of Canadian models, who have worn some of the best looks at the top shows this week in Paris. Roll call, please.... Click through to see pics of top Canadian models...

Grace Mahary at Balmain Fall 2013.

Discovered at a Toronto shopping centre, Grace had a MAJOR spring/summer 2013 breakout season, walking Marc Jacobs, Prada and Givenchy, to name only a few. And she is killing it for Fall 2013, with runway spots at Emilio Pucci, Dries Van Noten, Gareth Pugh, Fendi and many more.

Meghan Collison at Balenciaga Fall 2013.

Edmonton-born Meghan is a bona fide superstar (she currently ranks #24 on's list of the world's top 50 models). She's starred in campaigns for Prada, Proenza Schouler and Mulberry; last summer, Meghan and fellow Canadian supe Heather Marks interviewed each other and posed together for our August 2012 cover. At the shoot, Meghan was soft-spoken and sweet, speaking warmly of her family, especially her younger brother. When the cameras turned on, however, she became FIERCE. Like, whoa. Amazing.

Janice Alida at Dior Fall 2013.

 Born in Calgary, Janice started her career back in 2010, walking the Maison Martin Margiela show. Janice's career shot into the stratosphere when she chopped her hair (ahem, Linda Evangelista alert), and she's landed a mega campaign for Louis Vuitton, editorials for LOVE Magazine and Fall 2013 runway slots at Dior, Lanvin, Versace...

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013: 4 Canadian models steal the shows