Nicole Pollard. Picture: Pierre Toussaint

Recently announced as the face of Perth Fashion Festival 2012, Australian model Nicole Pollard is already proving one to watch after turning heads at Paris Fashion Week.

The 17-year-old took to the catwalk for the prestigious Christian Dior Haute Couture show on Monday looking every bit the supermodel in a bright yellow long-sleeved gown paired with fire engine red lips.

As one of the most hotly anticipated shows of Paris Fashion Week, the Dior presentation was attended by the fashion elite, including designers Marc Jacobs and Donatella Versace, as well as actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Marion Cotillard.

Brisbane-born Pollard has come a long way since debuting at Australian Fashion Week last year, having appeared in Marie-Claire and Harper's Bazaar as well as campaigns for Marcs, Dotti and Zimmermann.

Perth Fashion Festival director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan says it is an honour to have Pollard come back to Perth for the event.

"Nicole is an Australian model whose cool, individual edge epitomises the look of the moment," she said.

The West Australian

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