One day during Paris fall/winter 2013 fashion week last February, some photographer friends and I got on the metro to go to the next show and saw the most beautiful girl just sitting there. She was obviously a model, but none of us had laid eyes upon her before. When we introduced ourselves, she said she had only been in one show so far: Prada, which had an exclusive arrangement with her to open and close that show.
That was Amanda Murphy, and in a mere seven months she has become one of the top 20 models in the world, appearing in Prada print ads and numerous runway shows this past fashion week. I don’t know if she still takes the metro anymore, but we’ll be looking for her.