A Leg Up

Elisa Sednaoui, the 23-year old model made her debut on the Met Ball’s red carpet last year, with the only date that matters – Uncle Karl.

She was then seen making the scene at Chanel’s St. Tropez show last summer and starred in the accompanying fashion film, Remember Now.

It was the signal, the start.

Since then the Egyptian/Italian beauty with a dash of French (living in Paris counts!) – and current New-Yorker, has had a leg in major editorials and campaigns, Giorgio Armani among them.

Elisa Sednaoui at home in New York on exshoesme.com
Elisa Sednaoui at home in New York, as photographed for Harper's Bazaar.

Funny, her legs were the first thing I noticed in that Chanel knit dress in St. Tropez.

I wondered then, if she’d have a leg up on the best legs in the biz – Nadja and Yasmeen. I was reminded of the thought when I saw the photo above.

Nadja Auermann at the Met 2007 Photo by Larry Busacca -Getty Images North America on exshoesme.com
Nadja Auermann at the Met Ball, 2007. Nadja still may hold the record for the model with the longest legs.
Yasmeen Ghauri in Vintage Vogue on exshoesme.com
Yasmeen Ghauri's gams were the envy of all women, during her Supermodel heyday.

Uncle Karl had an affection for Yasmeen’s knees, in particular. And when asked then who had the best legs? He answered Nadja.

Is it me, or are you hearing the pitter-patter of a pattern?

Uncle Karl never misses when it comes to muses.

Why walk the catwalk when you can run down the runway?

Images: Elisa courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar Australia; Nadja photo by Larry Busacca, Getty Images North America; Yasmeen wearing Alaïa, in Vogue source.

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