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Saturday 29 July 2017

How this Kildare model dominated during Fashion Month and shared the runway with Kendall Jenner

Lorna Foran wears a creation for Miu Miu's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Lorna Foran wears a creation for Miu Miu's Fall-Winter 2017/2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Lorna Foran walks the runway during the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Lorna Foran presents a creation by Miu Miu during the women's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on March 7, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
Lorna Foran for British designer John Galliano as part of his Fall/Winter 2017-2018 women's ready-to-wear collection for Maison Margiela fashion house during Fashion Week in Paris, France March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Lorna Foran presents a creation for fashion house Gucci during the Women's Fall/Winter 2017/2018 fashion week, on February 22, 2017 in Milan. / AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

We've got a thing for Irish success abroad.

And we've made no secret of our girl crush on Kildare model Lorna Foran, but the 26-year-old only went and beat her own record during Fashion Month and is officially becoming "a name".

Lorna Foran for British designer John Galliano as part of his Fall/Winter 2017-2018 women's ready-to-wear collection for Maison Margiela fashion house during Fashion Week in Paris, France March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Lorna Foran for British designer John Galliano as part of his Fall/Winter 2017-2018 women's ready-to-wear collection for Maison Margiela fashion house during Fashion Week in Paris, France March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The flame haired beauty, from Celbridge, walked an incredible 16 shows around New York, London, Paris and Milan in the last four weeks, sharing the runway with Kendall Jenner during Miu Miu in Paris and for Marc Jacobs in New York; walked for Bottega Veneta with supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid and in Milan and when she sashayed down the runway for Gucci, A-listers including Tom Hiddleston, Alexa Chung, Florence Welch and Salma Hayek.

In short, she's becoming kind of a big deal.

Lorna Foran walks the runway during the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Lorna Foran walks the runway during the Miu Miu show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Foran's fast rise began last year, when she made her catwalk debut for Gucci and walked exclusively for the Italian fashion house for two seasons and earlier this year, she was unveiled as the face of Vivienne Westwood's watch campaign.

She is now based in London, when she's not jet-setting around the globe for work, which she says she thinks she's better equipped for because she was relatively older getting into the modellin game.

"It depends on how you are yourself. If you sit down and don’t talk to anyone, that creates a bad atmosphere, but to be fair a lot of the girls are really young. I’m probably one of the older ones," she told independent.ie in September.

"I’m 25 now, I’m practically a fossil! The other girls are generally between 16 and 19, some of them are there with their mams. It must be terrifying if you’re that young."

⚡️Matty Bovan FW17 ⚡️killer look this morning!! Thank you @babbym and @kegrand #lfw #thehivemodels

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Despite her growing international success, Lorna only committed to modelling full-time last year and had been previously double jobbing as a retail manager.

"I did fit modelling for a designer who introduced me to a photographer who liked redheads. They sent my picture to her and I shot for i-D magazine later that day," she explained of her breakout moment.

"It was on and off for a while after that, but then an agency got in touch with me and said it was probably my time and I should do it now. That was three months ago."

Lorna Foran presents a creation for fashion house Gucci during the Women's Fall/Winter 2017/2018 fashion week, on February 22, 2017 in Milan. / AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images
Lorna Foran presents a creation for fashion house Gucci during the Women's Fall/Winter 2017/2018 fashion week, on February 22, 2017 in Milan. / AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACEGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images

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