Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova (born 28 February 1982) is a Russian model and philanthropist who now permanently resides in the United Kingdom. Born in Gorky, USSR (now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), Natalia Vodianova grew up in a poor district of the city with her mother and two half sisters, one of whom has cerebral palsy. As a… Read More »

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder, (born 1 June 1970 in Vlaardingen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands) is a Dutch former model. Raised in Den Haag and Voorburg, Mulder’s father, Ben, is a tax inspector and her mother, Marijke, is a secretary. Mulder has a younger sister, Saskia, who became an actress after a stint studying economics. In 1985, her family went… Read More »

Yasmeen Ghauri

Yasmeen Ghauri

Ghauri was born in Montreal, Quebec to a Pakistani father, Moin Ghauri, an Imam for the Islamic Community of Quebec, and a German mother, Linda Ghauri. Early on in her life, Ghauri had a troublesome childhood and was tormented by her classmates at school. This led her to dissociate from children in her age group… Read More »

Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer (born 25 August 1970) is a German model and occasional actress, who reached the peak of her popularity during the 1990s, initially due to her resemblance to Brigitte Bardot. Schiffer is one of the world’s most successful models, having appeared on over 500 magazine covers. Forbes estimated her net worth at about $55m…. Read More »

Yasmin Le Bon

Yasmin Le Bon

Yasmin Le Bon (née Parvaneh; born 29 October 1964, in Oxford, England) is a British Iranian fashion model. She was born to an Iranian father, Iraj A. A. Parvaneh, and an English mother. Yasmin Le Bon is currently represented by Elite+ in New York City and Models 1 in London. In 1981, the young Yasmin… Read More »

Tatjana Patitz

Tatjana Patitz

Tatjana Patitz (born 25 March 1966) is a German model and actress who rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s. Patitz was born in Hamburg, Germany and raised in Skanör, Sweden. She began working as a model in Paris in the mid 1980s at the age of 17. Though rarely participating in runway shows,… Read More »

Patty Owen

Patty Owen

Patty Owen, born June 18, 1959 to a blue-collar worker and homemaker in a poor suburb outside of Boston, moved at age 9 with her family to Amherst, MA for a better life. When Patty started modeling in 1979 to pay college fees, some of her high school class mates of 1977 were far from… Read More »

Kate The Great

Kate The Great

Moss has had campaigns with major Italian, French, American, and British designers including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Calvin Klein, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Missoni, Longchamp, David Yurman, Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Rimmel and Bvlgari, including a campaign for the successful Brazilian label ELLUS during summer 2000. She has been featured in… Read More »

Kate Moss

Kate Moss

Katherine “Kate” Ann Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model. She has appeared on over 300 magazine covers. She is known for her waifish figure, uncommonly short height for a fashion model, and appearances in many advertising campaigns. She is also notorious for her high-profile relationships and party lifestyle. Moss was born in… Read More »

Kristen McMenamy

Kristen McMenamy

Kristen McMenamy (born December 13, 1966) is an American model. She is known for her unconventional, androgynous appearance. Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, McMenamy’s modeling career mainly spanned the years 1985 to 1998, when she worked for many of the world’s top designers and international fashion houses (such as Chanel, Valentino and Versace). She has also… Read More »

Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington

Christy Nicole Turlington (born January 2, 1969) is an American model best known for representing Calvin Klein from 1987 to 2007. She has worked on dozens of modeling contracts with companies including Maybelline Cosmetics and Versace. Turlington starred in her fashion documentary Catwalk and Isaac Mizrahi’s Unzipped. She was added on as the fourth model… Read More »

Clotilde

Clotilde

Kristin Clotilde Darnell-born 1951 as Kristin Clotilde Holby in Oslo, Norway, Holby grew up in Larchmont, New York and attended Murray Avenue School and Mamaroneck High School. Later she took courses in apparel design at Rhode Island School of Design and started working as a fabric designer for a textile company. Known as Clotilde, Darnell… Read More »

Nancy DeWeir

Nancy DeWeir

At age 15 (1978) Nancy DeWeir was discovered by ad exec Vincent Teschetti ( Vice President of BBD&O) while traveling  on the Long Island Rail Road with her mother to have dinner in the city with her father, who worked in the Twin Towers. After being turned away by Wilhelmina, Stewart and Zoli modeling agencies,… Read More »