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Model Call: New York's Finest

WWD caught up with 3 ubiquitous catwalkers -- Aymeline Valade, Anna Zanovello and Vasilisa Pavlova -- before they jetted off to Europe.

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Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2012

Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2012

Photo By Thomas Iannaccone

When the gold curtain came down Thursday night at Marc Jacobs, it was official: the New York shows had come to an end. But for the girls who walk in them, it was just the beginning. We caught up with three ubiquitous catwalkers before they jetted off to Europe for yet another round of castings.

AYMELINE VALADE
Age: 26
Agency: Women Direct
Number of shows: 16 including Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg (opened) and Alexander Wang (closed)

The New York shows are over. How do you feel?
One down, three to go. London, Milan, Paris, here we come.

What outfit did you enjoy wearing the most?
My pajamas.

What was the best trade or goodie bag swag you’ve gotten?
I’ve been too busy to really look at my trade. I can’t wait to go through it after fashion month.

What show had the best catering?
Hard to say. Once you’re backstage you just eat whatever is left.

What was been the best moment?
Seeing all my friends and all the people I’ve worked with. It’s like a reunion.

Altuzarra RTW Spring 2012

Photo By Pasha Antonov

ANNA ZANOVELLO
Age: 22
Agency: Wilhelmina
Number of shows: 6 including Theyskens’ Theory, Donna Karan and Altuzarra (opened)

How do you feel?
I’ve had an ecstatic experience. It was full of unexpected surprises. One thing I did expect, I am so physically tired from running around New York. I can’t wait to sleep a full eight hours.

What outfit did you enjoy wearing the most?
Definitely my look from the Altuzarra show. Once I put it on,  I felt so attached to it. I didn’t want to take it off.

What was the best trade or goodie bag swag you’ve gotten?
The boots from Theory. Olivier gave them to all of us. They are these really cool black military boots and they’re so comfortable.

What show had the best catering?
DKNY. They had a lot of every kind of food: sweet, hot, cold. Oh, and the most amazing cookies.

What was the best moment?
No doubt in my mind: opening the Altuzarra show. One of the most adrenalin-pumping experiences of my life.

Marc Jacobs RTW Spring 2012

Photo By Thomas Iannaccone

VASILISA PAVLOVA
Age: 18
Agency: Women Direct
Number of shows: 16 including Marc Jacobs, Sophie Theallet and Luca Luca (opened and closed)

How do you feel?
Ready to head to Europe.

What outfit did you enjoy wearing the most?
I can’t choose. I loved all my looks.

What was the best trade or goodie bag swag you’ve gotten?
Too early to tell. I haven’t really even gotten a chance to sit down yet, besides in a makeup chair.

What show had the best catering?
Catering was all a blur. You run right past it.

What was the best moment?
Coming to New York and working with all the amazing designers here.