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.

Agencies:

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

Career Highlights:

1995:
- Sent to London to study ballet at the Royal Academy of Arts

1997:
- After meeting British musician Pete Doherty at a party in London, becomes his muse and lover

1999:
- Signs with Montreal modeling agency Giovanni

2004:
- 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

2005:
- 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

2006:
- 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

2007:
- 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

2008:
- 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

2009:
- 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

2010:
- 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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