Carmen Kass life and biography

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Carmen Kass biography

Date of birth : 1978-09-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Paide, Estonia
Nationality : Estonian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-03-10
Credited as : Fashion model, Women New York, Vogue editorial

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Carmen Kass is an Estonian fashion model born in Paide, in 1978. She was discovered in 1992, by an Italian modeling scout in a supermarket in Tallinn, Estonia .

Agencies:
* New York Women
* London TESS
* Hamburg Mega Agency
* Barcelona Uno
* Paris Silent

Career Highlights:

1996: Moves to Milan and then to Paris to pursue modeling career
1997:
- Begins to walk for Chanel in Paris and Versace in Milan
- Featured on the covers of French Vogue and L’Officiel
1999:
- Appears on the cover of Vogue
- Closes the spring Carolina Herrera show in New York
- Appears on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar
2000:
- Signs fragrance contract with Christian Dior's J’adore Video»
- Debuts new short haircut for Vogue cover
- Opens the spring Carolina Herrera and Valentino shows in New York and Paris
- Wins VH1/Vogue Model of the Year award(20 OCT)
- Featured on the cover of Vogue alongside Gisele Bundchen
2001:
- Appears in the Pirelli calendar
- Appears the on cover of British Vogue
- Opens the spring Versace couture show in Paris
- Closes the spring Balmain and Valentino couture shows in Paris
- Opens the fall Oscar de la Renta and Ralph Lauren shows in New York
- Closes the fall Anna Sui and Oscar de la Renta shows in New York
- Appears on the cover of Vogue
- Pulled over in her BMW in Estonia for drunk driving
- Profiled in New York Times article “I’m the Richest Girl in Estonia”
- Appears in Zoolander as herself(28 SEP)
- Featured on her second cover of British Vogue for the year
2002:
- Estimated to be the second-highest-paid model in the world by USA Today
- Opens and closes the spring Givenchy couture show in Paris
- Appears on the cover of GQ
- Opens the fall Jil Sander and Marni shows in Milan
- Closes the fall Marni and Valentino shows in Milan and Paris
- Opens the spring Oscar de la Renta and Yves Saint Laurent shows in New York and Paris
- Closes the spring Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent shows in New York, Milan, and Paris
- Walks in the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show
2003:
- Sister is jailed for a month in New York on drug-smuggling charges
- Appears in controversial Gucci ad with logo shaved into her pubic hair
- Closes the fall Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, and Gucci shows in New York and Milan
- Walks in the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show
- Interviewed on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
2004:
- Stars as Alis, a girl discovering love for the first time, in the murder-mystery movie Set Point
2004:
- Commands $200,000 for every catwalk appearance
- Runs for the European Parliament under the German Res Paublic party; the independently-financed campaign wins about 2,000 votes but no seats
- Interviewed on the Howard Stern Show, denies ever having a threesome
- Elected president of the Estonian National Chess League
- Opens and closes the spring Roland Mouret show in New York
2005:
- Closes the fall Fendi show in Milan
- Opens the fall Valentino show in Paris
- Featured on the cover of Vanity Fair with Karolina Kurkova and Natalia Vodianova, as "Slavs of Fashion: The New Beauties"
- Opens and closes the spring Roland Mouret show in New York
- Passes out backstage at Prada, sparking rumors of either pregnancy or an eating disorder
2006:
- Becomes the face of DSquared2, Michael Kors, and Chloé
2007:
- Picks up ten ad campaigns, including Versace, Michael Kors, Gap, and Salvatore Ferragamo
- Opens and closes the spring Michael Kors show in New York
- Closes the spring Giles, Versace, and Gianfranco Ferré shows in London and Milan
2008:
- Returns as the face of Michael Kors for spring
- Opens the fall Michael Kors show in New York
- Appears in Harper’s Bazaar feature on John Galliano, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
- French Vogue features Kass as a top model
- Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Hans Freuer
- Appears on the cover of Cover
- Face of Kenzo fall ad campaign
- Opens the spring Michael Kors show in New York
- Appears in Japanese Vogue editorial, photographed by Yelena Yemchuk
2009:
- Renews contract with Michael Kors
- Opens the fall Michael Kors show in New York
- Appears in editorials for V and French Vogue
- Featured on the cover of Russian Vogue with Lenny Kravitz, photographed by Terry Tsiolis
- Featured on the cover of Spanish Vogue, photographed by Paolo Kudacki
- Appears in editorial for Allure, Japanese Vogue, and V
- Featured on the cover of Korean Numéro, photographed by Horst Diekgerdes
- Appears in V editorial, photographed by Mario Testino
- Opens the spring Michael Kors show in New York; also closes for Isabel Marant in Paris
- Appears in Allure editorial, photographed by Mario Testino
- Appears in editorials for Harper's Bazaar and British Vogue
- Nick Knight photographs Kass for the fall issue of AnOther Magazine
- Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Glen Luchford
2010:
- Renews contract with Michael Kors
- Opens and closes the fall Dsquared2 show in Milan; closes for Hussein Chalayan
- Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Camilla Akrans
- Featured on the spring cover of Self Service, photographed by Ezra Petronio
- Opens the fall Armani Privé show in Paris
- Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Josh Olins
- Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Daniel Jackson
- Walks the spring Louis Vuitton, Balmain, and John Galliano shows in Paris
- Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Mario Testino


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