Irina Lazareanu life and biography

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Irina Lazareanu biography

Date of birth : 1982-06-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Transylvania, Romania
Nationality : Romanian-Canadian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-05-06
Credited as : Fashion model, Marilyn Mgmt, Marie Claire editorial

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Irina Lazareanu is a Romanian-Canadian fashion model, born in 1982. She is now living in New York City.


New York Marilyn Mgmt
London Select
Paris Marilyn Agency
Milan Why Not
Munich Louisa Munich
Tokyo Donna
Barcelona Uno
Brussels IMM Bruxelles

Career Highlights:

- Sent to London to study ballet at the Royal Academy of Arts

- After meeting British musician Pete Doherty at a party in London, becomes his muse and lover

- Signs with Montreal modeling agency Giovanni

- Co-writes the song “La Belle et la Bete” with Doherty; Kate Moss sings backup vocals
- Tours the world with Doherty’s band, Babyshambles, in the Shamble Mobile
- Opens the fall Anne Valerie Hash couture show in Paris, also walks for Chanel

- Writes musical score for film The Passenger, directed by former boyfriend Francois Rotger
- Picked by Moss to star in editorial “Extravagence de plumes” for French Vogue

- Begins work on a folk album titled Some Place Along the Way, with producer and collaborator Sean Lennon
- David Sims photographs Lazareanu for Balenciaga; Nicolas Ghesquière claims Irina as his muse
- Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Opens the spring Anne Valerie Hash couture show in Paris
- Closes the fall Marc Jacobs show in New York, also walks for Prada, Christian Lacroix, Miu Miu, and Yves Saint Laurent in Milan and Paris
- Appears in Italian Vogue editorial with Du Juan, photographed by Paolo Roversi
- Models for Gap
- Steven Meisel photographs Lazareanu alongside Lily Donaldson for Mulberry
- Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino
- Opens and closes the fall Chanel couture show in Paris
- Fashion TV previews the Sean Lennon and Irina duet titled “Strange Places”
- Profiled by Fashion TV as fashion’s new “It” girl
- Walks the spring Burberry, Marni, Fendi, Alexander McQueen, and Dries van Noten shows in Milan and Paris
- Appears in editorials for Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, and W

- Participates in charity work for Amnesty International
- Becomes the face of Chanel's Paris-Monte Carlo collection, as shot by Karl Lagerfeld, who calls her a “mix of Coco Chanel and [the French-Romanian poet] Anna de Noailles”
- Announces collaboration with Sean Lennon and Pete Doherty on a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Girl from the North Country”
- Appears in a Harper’s Bazaar editorial with Jessica Stam
- Wears haute couture for an editorial in Italian Vogue, photographed by Paolo Roversi
- Appears in L'Uomo Vogue editorial with Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono, photographed by Greg Kadel
- Appears in editorials for Harper's Bazaar, photographed by Camilla Akrans and Japanese Vogue, photographed by Terry Richardson
- Rumored to be dating Sean Lennon
- Picked by Kate Moss, who she calls a “sister,” to model skinny jeans and waistcoats for Moss’s Topshop collection
- Roberto Cavalli announces that Irina and Doherty will be the faces of his women’s and men’s collections, respectively
- Appears in V editorial, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
- Opens the spring 3.1 ohillip lim show in New York
- Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Klein
- Engaged to Pete Doherty
- Opens the spring John Galliano show in Paris

- Appears in Saks Fifth Avenue print ads alongside good friend Hye Park
- Opens the fall Y-3 show in New York
- Closes the fall Anne Valérie Hash show in Paris, also walks for Akris, Chanel, John Galliano, and Yohji Yamamoto
- Walks the fall Anne Valérie Hash, Christian Dior, and Chanel couture shows in Paris
- Appears on the cover of MIXTE, photographed by Chad Pittman
- Appears in Sonia Rykiel fall ad campaign
- Appears in Italian Marie Claire editorial, photographed by Francois Rotger
- Japanese Vogue features Lazareanu as the Model of the Month

- Walks the spring Christian Dior couture show in Paris
- Appears in Japanese Vogue editorial, photographed by Tisch
- Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Miles Aldridge
- Appears in Chinese Vogue editorial, photographed by Miles Aldridge
- Appears in German Vogue editorial, photographed by Ben Hassett
- Tung Walsh photographs Lazareanu for the fall issue of Pop
- Opens the spring Y-3 show in New York; also closes for Ruffian and Emanuel Ungaro
- Henrik Bulow photographs Lazareanu for the winter cover of QVEST

- Opens the spring Anne Valérie Hash couture show in Paris
- Appears in Italian Marie Claire editorial, photographed by David Bellemere
- Appears in Marie Claire editorial, photographed by James Macari
- Appears in W editorial, photographed by Alex Prager
- Featured on the cover of Flare, alongside Tiiu Kiuk and Arlenis Sosa

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