From Queensland to Christian Dior haute couture

Three new faces, all hailing from Queensland - Georgie Perkins, Kia Low and Grace Simmons - take out coveted spots on Christian Dior's haute couture runway in Paris

Remember Georgie Perkins?

That’s the UK-born, but Queensland cattle station-raised Sydney University law student Frockwriter profiled in January, who had placed her law studies momentarily on the back burner to give modelling a go.¬†Originally scouted by eMg Models, Perkins has since moved over to IMG Models Australia.

Overnight, Perkins made her haute couture debut walking for Christian Dior’s Fall/Winter 2014/2015 show.

It wasn’t her first international runway gig – earlier in the year she walked for both the Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani Fall/Winter 2014/2015 ready-to-wear shows in Milan.

But the Paris haute couture is very different to ready-to-wear and the Christian Dior show in particular, one of the most prestigious runway gigs of the year.

And interestingly, Perkins wasn’t the only Queenslander on Dior’s runway.

Also walking for Christian Dior were Kia Low, who we first mentioned in the leadup to last September’s Spring/Summer 2014 shows and who made quite an impression during the last ready-to-wear season in February and March; as well as Grace Simmons.

The winner of the Girlfriend Model Search 2012, Simmons has done virtually no work since we first profiled her back in November that year.

Elsewhere on the haute couture runways, Low also walked in the Giambattista Valli show and Kiwi newcomer Lili Sumner walked for Schiaparelli.

Both Low and Simmons are repped internationally by Next Model Management and in Australia, by Chadwick and Chic Model Management, respectively.

Nicole Pollard meanwhile, one of Australia’s most successful modelling exports and an erstwhile face of Christian Dior advertising, has so far this haute couture season only popped up at the relatively low profile Alexis Mabille show.

It’s a new runway order.

(In order): Georgie Perkins, Kia Low and Grace Simmons, Christian Dior haute couture FW1415. Images via WWD