The Return of Sasha Pivovarova

By David Sims for Proenza Schouler Fall 2013
Prada Fall 2005

This February, we got a little...giddy at the Proenza Schouler Fall 2013 show, not just because of the usual parade of need-t0-own clothes, but because there, in a rounded white coat, was Sasha Pivovarova, in all her signature-stomp, heart-faced, ice-blue-stare glory. Backstage, we caught up with the Brooklynite and her baby, Mia (born last May), but only for a quick Instagram:

And then she was off.

Pardon our excitement, but it had been two years since the Russian model walked for fashion week (though she has kept up her relationship with Prada, as the face of Resort 2013), taking a break to soak up all that new-mom goodness. And though Proenza was Sasha's only runway appearance so far this year, the girl is back. Just stop by your nearest magazine stand to see her spilling onto pages of American Vogue’s July and August issues, the cover of August’s Vogue Japan, and, just this week, fronting campaigns for both Proenza Schouler and Saint Laurent, arguably the hottest gig of the season.  Not to get ahead of ourselves, but it is starting to feel like the golden age of Pivovarova all over again, when we couldn’t turn a corner without running into her (captured by Meisel, Mert and Marcus, or Demarchelier). Sasha, welcome back. You've been missed.

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  • Lana

    This woman is glorious. (Especially the black and white photos, oww oww!)

  • Annie

    She's so pretty!

  • alice

    i was wondering what had happened to Sasha! i absolutely ADORE her <3


  • S

    My goodness the Saint Laurent ads are insane. The make up, photography, clothes. Just perfect. Perfect combination.

  • Celina

    I was wondering where she had gone and now I know! I'm so glad to see her back! She's definitely one of my favourite models. :)

    Celina | The Celution

  • Shannah

    The Russian queen, really truly. Love her, love little Mia, and I'm so glad Sasha's back to reign.

  • Viola

    You know who would I love to see again? Gemma Ward... Man, she was a true Gem...

    • softy

      i would DIE if she came back. i miss her so much - so many amazing editorials and covers.

  • ygriega

    I love her.
    FYI I looked just like that when I was a (soviet) baby... we must all be cut from the same cloth, and then our supermodel moms have to take over and groom us,

  • Loren Scutt

    Love her! Such a unique beauty. She was my model inspiration when I started back in 2000... something. She has been missed.

  • yanksgurl613

    she is so beautiful this was a very interesting read. thanks for sharing it! xx. gigi.

  • Beauty Is Diverse

    Glad she is back , she's a lovely lady and great model.