Each Fashion Week, focus shifts from the top designers' clothes to the models they use to showcase their spectacular wares. This is a mutually beneficial relationship, crucial for upcoming catwalk stars to raise their profile, while for established design houses, a talked about model - like a star-laden frow- is the icing on the cake of a 'relevant' collection.
Cameos by legendary super Naomi Campbell at various presentations in Milan and of late-90s favourite Maggie Rizer at Michael Kors in New York added a layer of interest to those shows, while more recently established models, including Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls and Georgia May Jagger, continued their impressive domination of big name shows on the circuit.
But, just as designers must create original and exciting new collections every season, only certain models capture the fashion zeitgeist - take a look at the most talked about runway stars of this season, from the endless fascination with reality TV star-turned-Super Kendall Jenner to the resurgence of 'retired' Gemma Ward.
And Paris Fashion Week has yet to properly kick off...