There were so many models and children of A-list actors that had big years in 2015: Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Lily Rose Depp come instantly to mind. With high-profile parents and help from some inherited good looks, they seemed genetically engineered for fame and fortune. This year’s list of new names and faces to watch for includes a similar formula, with breakout models like Iris Law (Jude Law’s daughter) and singer Caroline Vreeland (Diana Vreeland’s great-granddaughter) posed for stardom in 2016. Read on for a full list of newcomers that are set to take the new year by storm.
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Adèle Exarchopoulos This French actor is best known for her role in the sizzling indie film Blue is the Warmest Color (2013), but she’s set to have a record-breaking year in 2016. Exarchopoulos is set to star in three films with 2016 release dates – Eperdument, Orpheline, and The Last Face. 2016 is definitely the year she claims the throne as reigning queen of foreign indie films.
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If her last name sounds familiar, that’s because Caroline Vreeland is the great-granddaughter of Diana Vreeland – one of the most famous fashion editors of all time. Vreeland is on pace to usurp her great-grandmother as a style icon in her own right, and works as a singer and is already considered to be something of a fashion royal.
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Daisy Clementine Smith Daisy Smith, the sister to top male model Lucky Blue Smith, is coming into her own in 2016. For one, she is a member of the Smith family band, The Atomics, along with Lucky Blue and sisters Pyper America and Starlie Cheyenne, and was the first of the family to land a modeling contract with Next Model Management in Los Angeles.
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Jude Law’s famous good looks were passed on to 15-year-old daughter, Iris Law, who just landed her first modeling campaign for British brand Illustrated People. This marks the first of what is sure to be many modeling campaigns for the gorgeous young model, whose quirky sense of style makes her one to watch.
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Jenny Walton Jenny Walton is a quadruple threat. The young fashion illustrator has already landed some high-profile illustration commissions, and she is a fashion stylist, the brains behind style blog Markers and Microns, and a budding style icon as well.
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Lauren Perez first landed on our radar when we spotted her out and about with best girl pal, Kendall Jenner. Since then, she’s become a fixture of the Jenner crew, and has a growing Instagram following due to her Cali cool sense of style.
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Lily Stewart Lily Stewart’s name was launched when she was discovered by Nicolas Ghesquière, who cast her in multiple Louis Vuitton shows in 2015. Since then, her star has been on the rise, but she’s more than just a model. When she’s not landing runway roles, you can find her practicing cello, studying fine art, and honing her interest in fashion history.
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Pyper America Smith Pyper America Smith is another one of the Smith family crew to reach public attention in 2015. Like her sister Daisy Clementine Smith, she also plays in The Atomics and is signed to Next Model Management. Recently she’s landed a campaign alongside her brother, Lucky Blue, but we have a feeling she’ll branch off to do more solo campaigns in 2016.
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Staz Lindes raked in new Instagram followers in 2015 due to her appearance on the Saint Laurent runway, her grunge style preferences, and her amazing pout. She’s the indie cool girl on the block, with the kind of street cred that comes with being randomly “discovered” at a bowling alley, and instantly landing the attention of major-league photographers like Gabrielle Revere.