Joan Smalls (and Her Cheekbones) Were All Over the Spring 2014 Runways

At 25, this gorgeous Puerto Rican model has got to be having the time of her life: She's walking in the world's best runway shows, she's ranked #8 on Forbes' list of the highest-paid models of 2013, and she's earned the cool #1 spot on Models.com's list of top 50 models. Her sharp-cheekboned beauty makes her the central focus of whatever show she's in, and makeup artists tend to let her beauty stand alone (except for Karl Lagerfeld, but we'll get to that). Though designers often dress her in severely contrasting looks during the same show, she's unmistakably Joan in every one of them.

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At 25, this gorgeous Puerto Rican model has got to be having the time of her life: She's walking in the world's best runway shows, she's ranked #8 on Forbes' list of the highest-paid models of 2013, and she's earned the cool #1 spot on Models.com's list of top 50 models. Her sharp-cheekboned beauty makes her the central focus of whatever show she's in, and makeup artists tend to let her beauty stand alone (except for Karl Lagerfeld, but we'll get to that). Though designers often dress her in severely contrasting looks during the same show, she's unmistakably Joan in every one of them.

Anna Sui, New York Fashion Week

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In the renaissance-esque Anna Sui show, Joan had not one...

Anna Sui, New York Fashion Week

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...not two...

Anna Sui, New York Fashion Week

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...but an unbelievable three outfit changes, proving once and for all that the right hair can take you from day to night (or from shepherdess to princess, as the case may be).

Oscar de la Renta, New York Fashion Week

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Joan wore the second look of the de la Renta show, in a mega spring coat (one of Fashion Month's top trends). But as chic as the oversized checkered lapel may be, this look paled in comparison to what came next...

Oscar de la Renta, New York Fashion Week

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I MEAN. (Yes, she closed out the show.)

DKNY, New York Fashion Week

She opened DKNY in baggy denim overalls, an outfit that just wouldn't have worked on anyone else.

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Donna Karan, New York Fashion Week

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For Donna Karan's eponymous label, Joan wore a flowing, sand-goddess gown that made her look like a mirage in the desert.

Diane von Furstenberg, New York Fashion Week

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A simple strapless dress, flowing hair, and adorable wedges — and she still doesn't look like a regular girl.

Diane von Furstenberg, New York Fashion Week

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File this one under "ideal springtime tango outfit."

Alexander Wang, New York Fashion Week

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Joan snagged the second-to-last look in the Wang show, in overalls again — but sleek, laser-cut, leather ones this time.

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Altuzarra, New York Fashion Week

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She opened the Altuzarra show, giving a whole new meaning to the term "button-down."

Michael Kors, New York Fashion Week

Everything from the hair to the makeup to the styling of this Kors look is amazingly wearable. Especially the hair. And the makeup. And the styl—ahh! Love it all.

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Michael Kors, New York Fashion Week

Donna Karan wasn't the only one to put her in a striking brown dress.

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Tommy Hilfiger, New York Fashion Week

A tossed-on basketball jersey has never looked so chic.

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Tommy Hilfiger, New York Fashion Week

Neither has a scuba-inspired swimsuit.

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Gucci, Milan Fashion Week

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The Gucci show was a bit hit-or-miss, but even the weird cuts and exposed bra look regal on Joan.

Roberto Cavalli, Milan Fashion Week

Flapper/gladiator chic.

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Pucci, Milan Fashion Week

She opened the Pucci show in this stunning, embroidered look, setting the tone perfectly — though not exactly saving the best for last.

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Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris Fashion Week

Salsa-ing down the runway at Gaultier.

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Givenchy, Paris Fashion Week

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Joan closed out Givenchy in conservative, billowing black — with a razor-sharp neckline down to her waist.

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Chanel, Paris Fashion Week

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Chanel was the only show to really disguise her in a wig and wild eye makeup, but her cheekbones and lips speak for themselves.

Balengiaca, Paris Fashion Week

Things you didn't know you needed: a micro-powersuit.

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Balmain, Paris Fashion Week

More overalls at Balmain. What is this, some kind of Smalls conspiracy?

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Stella McCartney, Paris Fashion Week

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Sunglasses, a high neckline, and a full-coverage suit for her first Stella look...

Stella McCartney, Paris Fashion Week

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...a sultry lace dress for her last. Until next season/Vogue cover/ad campaign, Joan!