Dior’s New Israeli 14-Year-Old Lead Model Was Just Plucked From Poverty
Sofia Mechetner walking in Dior’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016 fashion show in Paris, France. Getty Images
We all fantasize about running into our role model, fan-girling (or boying?) out, snapping a selfie, and then getting offered our dream job. This dream became a reality for 14-year-old Sofia Mechetner. After spotting Raf Simons at a Dior boutique in Paris, posing for a picture, and sharing her story, the young Israel native is now Dior’s lead model and walked (and closed!) its Fall/Winter 2016 Haute Couture show in Paris. And it was her first foray into fashion—ever.
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