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Model profile: Anmari Botha


If you judge a model’s success by the names they have worked for, 20-year-old Anmari Botha is a bona fide fashion superstar.

Racking up the top shows season after season, she can casually mention working with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, Raf Simons at Dior and recently opening Jean Paul Gaultier’s raucous last-ever ready-to-wear show at Paris Fashion Week.

“I had no idea I was doing it (wearing the first exit). I didn’t find out until I got to the show. It’s always like a big party, they’re serving champagne backstage and everything is so chill. ”

At home in New York she spends what little spare time she has painting – “conceptual, quite personal stuff, quite close to home” – and has an exhibition planned for this year.

On her shopping list is a new bag. “My Mulberry bag broke! I loved its shape, it was a classic style. ”