You’re looking at Dutch model Iekeliene Stange:
Why is she here today? Well, it’s her 27th birthday, but there are more interesting stories to tell. She once told TeenVogue that she’d originally had no particular interest in fashion:
I was never really into fashion before being scouted in Holland. I was a little punk rocker with red dreadlocks, a nose ring, and covered in rainbow bracelets.
This sort of attitude may have benefited her in the fall of ’06, during which she came this close to a fall of another kind. She was working Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2007 show, and the combination of slick catwalk and absurd shoes nearly tripped her up. Screw this, she evidently thought: she took off those damnable shoes, drawing cheers from the crowd, and finished the walk barefoot. (We won’t discuss her headgear, which at a distance looked like a pair of colanders working busily to produce offspring.)