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Carmen Kass

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    Carmen Kass View off-the-runway photos
    Nationality
    Estonian
    Birth Date
    September 14, 1978
    Lives Now
    New York, NY
    Status
    Cover girl, Established
    Known for
    Height, Legs, Walk
    Agencies
    Silent, Women
    Muse for
    Michael Kors
    Dated
    Eric Lobron, Richie Akiva (99 - 04), Leonardo DiCaprio
    Friends
    Oluchi Onweagba, Natalia Vodianova, Karolina Kurkova, Angela Lindvall, Ann Catherine Lacroix, Colette Pechekhonova, Luke Worrall, Daria Werbowy, Erin Wasson, Yasmin Warsame, Carolyn Murphy
    Model Turned
    Actress (Set Point, 2004), Businesswoman (part-owner of Baltic Models), politician (ran for European Parliament in 2004)
    Interests
    Politics, Chess

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    Carmen Kass's Career Highlights

    14 SEP, 1978
    Born in Paide, Estonia
    1992
    Discovered by an Italian modeling scout in a supermarket in Tallinn, Estonia
    1992
    Refuses to have her lips redone
    1996
    Moves to Milan and then to Paris to pursue modeling career
    SEP 1997
    Begins to walk for Chanel in Paris and Versace in Milan
    NOV 1997
    Featured on the covers of French Vogue and L’Officiel
    MAY 1999
    Appears on the cover of Vogue
    SEP 1999
    Closes the spring Carolina Herrera show in New York
    NOV 1999
    Appears on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar
    2000
    Signs fragrance contract with Christian Dior's J’adore Video»
    AUG 2000
    Debuts new short haircut for Vogue cover
    SEP 2000
    Opens the spring Carolina Herrera and Valentino shows in New York and Paris
    20 OCT, 2000
    Wins VH1/Vogue Model of the Year award
    NOV 2000
    Featured on the cover of Vogue alongside Gisele Bundchen
    2001
    Appears in the Pirelli calendar
    JAN 2001
    Appears the on cover of British Vogue
    JAN 2001
    Opens the spring Versace couture show in Paris
    JAN 2001
    Closes the spring Balmain and Valentino couture shows in Paris
    FEB 2001
    Opens the fall Oscar de la Renta and Ralph Lauren shows in New York
    FEB 2001
    Closes the fall Anna Sui and Oscar de la Renta shows in New York
    MAY 2001
    Appears on the cover of Vogue
    MAY 2001
    Pulled over in her BMW in Estonia for drunk driving
    AUG 2001
    Profiled in New York Times article “I’m the Richest Girl in Estonia”
    28 SEP, 2001
    Appears in Zoolander as herself
    NOV 2001
    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
    JAN 2002
    Opens and closes the spring Givenchy couture show in Paris
    MAR 2002
    Appears on the cover of GQ
    FEB 2002
    Opens the fall Jil Sander and Marni shows in Milan
    FEB 2002
    Closes the fall Marni and Valentino shows in Milan and Paris
    SEP 2002
    Opens the spring Oscar de la Renta and Yves Saint Laurent shows in New York and Paris
    SEP 2002
    Closes the spring Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent shows in New York, Milan, and Paris
    NOV 2002
    Walks in the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show
    2003
    Sister is jailed for a month in New York on drug-smuggling charges
    FEB 2003
    Appears in controversial Gucci ad with logo shaved into her pubic hair Photo»
    FEB 2003
    Closes the fall Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, and Gucci shows in New York and Milan
    NOV 2003
    Walks in the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show
    DEC 2003
    Interviewed on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Video»
    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
    2004
    Runs for the European Parliament under the German Res Paublic party; the independently-financed campaign wins about 2,000 votes but no seats
    2004
    Interviewed on the Howard Stern Show, denies ever having a threesome
    2004
    Elected president of the Estonian National Chess League
    SEP 2004
    Opens and closes the spring Roland Mouret show in New York
    FEB 2005
    Closes the fall Fendi show in Milan
    MAR 2005
    Opens the fall Valentino show in Paris
    APR 2005
    Featured on the cover of Vanity Fair with Karolina Kurkova and Natalia Vodianova, as "Slavs of Fashion: The New Beauties"
    SEP 2005
    Opens and closes the spring Roland Mouret show in New York
    SEP 2005
    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
    SEP 2007
    Opens and closes the spring Michael Kors show in New York
    SEP 2007
    Closes the spring Giles, Versace, and Gianfranco Ferré shows in London and Milan
    2008
    Returns as the face of Michael Kors for spring
    FEB 2008
    Opens the fall Michael Kors show in New York
    APR 2008
    Appears in Harper’s Bazaar feature on John Galliano, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
    APR 2008
    French Vogue features Kass as a top model
    JUN 2008
    Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Hans Freuer
    JUL 2008
    Appears on the cover of Cover
    2008
    Face of Kenzo fall ad campaign
    SEP 2008
    Opens the spring Michael Kors show in New York
    OCT 2008
    Appears in Japanese Vogue editorial, photographed by Yelena Yemchuk
    2009
    Renews contract with Michael Kors
    FEB 2009
    Opens the fall Michael Kors show in New York
    MAR 2009
    Appears in editorials for V and French Vogue
    APR 2009
    Featured on the cover of Russian Vogue with Lenny Kravitz, photographed by Terry Tsiolis
    MAY 2009
    Featured on the cover of Spanish Vogue, photographed by Paolo Kudacki
    MAY 2009
    Appears in editorial for Allure, Japanese Vogue, and V
    AUG 2009
    Featured on the cover of Korean Numéro, photographed by Horst Diekgerdes
    SEP 2009
    Appears in V editorial, photographed by Mario Testino
    SEP 2009
    Opens the spring Michael Kors show in New York; also closes for Isabel Marant in Paris
    OCT 2009
    Appears in Allure editorial, photographed by Mario Testino
    NOV 2009
    Appears in editorials for Harper's Bazaar and British Vogue
    2009
    Nick Knight photographs Kass for the fall issue of AnOther Magazine
    DEC 2009
    Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Glen Luchford
    2010
    Renews contract with Michael Kors
    FEB 2010
    Opens and closes the fall Dsquared2 show in Milan; closes for Hussein Chalayan
    MAR 2010
    Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Camilla Akrans
    2010
    Featured on the spring cover of Self Service, photographed by Ezra Petronio
    JUL 2010
    Opens the fall Armani Privé show in Paris
    JUL 2010
    Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Josh Olins
    SEP 2010
    Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Daniel Jackson
    OCT 2010
    Walks the spring Louis Vuitton, Balmain, and John Galliano shows in Paris
    DEC 2010
    Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Mario Testino
    FEB 2011
    Closes for the fall Michael Kors show in New York
    MAR 2011
    Appears in editorials for French Vogue and Italian Vogue
    JAN 2012
    Appears in Japanese Vogue editorial, photographed by Cedric Buchet
    2012
    Models for the Etro spring ad campaign
    MAY 2012
    Appears in German Interview editorial, photographed by Txema Yeste
    JUN 2012
    Appears in Allure editorial, photographed by Terry Tsiolis
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