Jessica Stam life and biography

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Jessica Stam biography

Date of birth : 1986-04-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Toronto, Canada
Nationality : Canadian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-05-12
Credited as : Fashion model, Victoria's Secret, IMG New York

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Jessica Stam is a Canadian model. She is considered to be part of the crop of models described as "doll faces" alongside Gemma Ward, Vlada Roslyakova, Lily Cole, Caroline Trentini, Lisa Cant, Devon Aoki, and Heather Marks. In 2007, Forbes named her fifteenth in the list of the World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels, earning at an estimated total of $1.5 million in the past 12 months. She is now living in New York.

Career Highlights:

2001:
- Discovered inside a local doughnut shop on her way back from the amusement park

2002:
- Wins L.A. Model Look contest
- Steven Meisel takes Stam as his muse

2003:
- Mario Testino photographs Stam for Miu Miu
- Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel

2004:
- Sued by New York Model Management for alleged breach of contract; case is settled
- Stars as orange-haired love interest in the short film Agent Orange
- Opens the fall Miu Miu show in Paris; calls it the label that really started her career
- Appears the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Appears the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Appears in the iconic editoiral "Asexual Revolution" for W, photographed by Steven Meisel

2005:
- Marc Jacobs designs the Stam bag and becomes an "it" bag immediately
- Opens the spring Miu Miu show in Paris

2006:
- Channels the Velvet Underground’s Nico, posing topless with a purse across her chest, for BCBG Max Azria
- Becomes the face of H&M
- Appears in a commercial for Anna Sui’s Secret Wish fragrance Video»
- Begins dating 43-year-old Anthony Keidis and is photographed while vacationing in St. Barts with him
- Tumbles in five-inch platform heels at the fall Chloé show in Paris Video»
- Wears a vintage Pucci dress to her birthday party and later cites it in U.K. Vogue as her greatest fashion moment
- Featured on the cover of British Vogue
- Replaces Marina Peres as the face of Giorgio Armani for fall
- Opens the spring Carolina Herrera and Burberry shows in New York and Milan
- Poses with Caroline Trentini in Amish-styled spread “The Simple Life” in Bazaar, causing a stir in the Amish community
- Walks the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show (16 NOV)
- Hosts a charity event with Adrian Grenier to build wells in Africa Video»

2007:
- Steven Meisel photographs Stam for Lanvin
- Becomes the sole face of Christian Dior and Bvlgari
- Makes a video with fellow Canadian Coco Rocha rapping to Eminem’s “Without Me” for an Italian Vogue editorial by Steven Meisel
- Opens the spring Valentino couture show in Paris
- Featured on the cover of British Vogue wearing a Gucci dress, photographed by Liz Collins
- Opens the fall Rodarte show in New York
- Spotted around New York City holding hands with D.J. A.M.
- Appears on the Today show with Vogue-cover counterparts (20 APR)
- Featured on the cover of Vogue as one of the world's next top supermodels, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Wears Dior couture to Costume Institute gala and is voted #2 in Vogue’s 10 Best Dressed of the Week (6 MAY)
- The runner-up of L.A. Model Look contest, Caitlin Williams, later files a suit against New York Model Management claiming the competition was fixed in Stam’s favor (28 JUN)
- Breaks up with D.J. A.M.
- Named the world’s fifteenth highest paid model according to Forbes, earning $1.5 million in past twelve months (17 JUL)
- Closes the spring Nicholai by Nicky Hilton and Miss Sixty shows in New York
- Appears in British Vogue editorial titled "Glam", photographed by Corrine Day
- Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Tom Munro
- Style.com follows Stam around Paris fashion week, trailing her from show to show (4 OCT)
- Walks the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show

2008:
- Renews contract with Christian Dior and Bvlgari
- Appears in V editorial alongside Luke Worrell, photographed by Steven Klein
- Closes the fall John Galliano show in Paris
- Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Craig McDean
- The Wall Street Journal features Stam and her runway walk, as she teaches a DKNY intern(20 MAR)
- French Vogue features Stam as a top model
- Escorts Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler to the Costume Institute Gala, wearing one of their designs, and speaks to New York's Jada Yuan (5 MAY)
- Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
- Appears in V editorial with Hilary Rhoda and Guinevere van Seenus, photographed by Sebastian Faena
- Steven Klein photographs Stam for Dolce & Gabbana
- Replaces Agyness Deyn as one of the faces of Giorgio Armani for fall, with Du Juan
- Appears in editorials for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Italian Vogue
- Closes the spring Giorgio Armani show in Milan
- Signs fragrance contract with Giorgio Armani's Onde, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
- Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Solve Sundsbo
- Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Miguel Reveriego

2009:
- Opens the fall Richard Nicoll and Elie Saab shows in London and Paris
- Featured on the cover of Japanese Numéro, photographed by David Vasiljevic
- Appears in editorials for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue
- Appears in Vogue editorial, alongside Irina Kulikova and Sasha Pivovarova, photographed by Arthur Elgort
- Appears in editorials for V and Harper's Bazaar
- Paolo Roversi photographs Stam for the fall issue of Pop
- Featured on the cover of Korean Numéro, photographed by Mariano Vivanco
- Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Miguel Reveriego
- Signs fragrance contract with Nina Ricci's Ricci Ricci, photographed by Sebastian Kim

2010:
- Featured on the cover of Chinese Elle, photographed by Mei Yuan Gui
- Appears in Harper’s Bazaar editorial, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
- Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
- Walks the fall Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior couture show in Paris
- Appears in W editorial, photographed by Terry Richardson
- Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski
- Walks the spring Giles, Christopher Kane, and Prada shows in London and Milan
- Appears in editorials for British Vogue and Italian Vogue
- Walks the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (15 NOV)
- Featured on the cover of Russian Vogue, photographed by Greg Kadel

2011:
- Appears in Chinese Vogue editorial, photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth

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