Are fashion reality television shows still relevant? Some would argue that they have outlived their popularity and usefulness; others contend that as long as the ratings are still good, there must be some merit.
Though some fashion reality shows have come and gone, America’s Next Top Model is moving into its 21st cycle and Project Runway is its double-digit season. The real viability test of these reality shows outside of rating wars is if the contestants gain any traction in the ever-changing fashion industry from their appearances. Some fashion chroniclers would say no; other fashion insiders might beg to differ.
Fashion Reverie is on the positive side of the chorus. During the recent New York Fashion Week, Fashion Reverie observed several models from reality television walking in the shows of Josie Natori, Betsey Johnson, David Tlale, Sally LaPointe, Love by Diego Binetti, Sergio Davila, and Desigual. And Project Runway alumnae Christian Siriano, Leanne Marshall, Michael Costello and Dom Streater all showed fall collections.
Devyn is one of those models beating the odds against fashion reality show obscurity. Since her win on the first season of The Face, Devyn has walked in shows for David Tlale, Sukeina, Cesar Galindo, Laquan Smith, Joanna Mastroianni, and as well international fashion weeks around the world. And she is still going strong.
On the eve of the premiere of the second season of The Face, Devyn talked with Fashion Reverie’s celebrity style editor Tijana Ibrahimovic about her appearance on The Face, balancing modeling and motherhood, and her continued upward mobility in the fashion industry.