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Jessica Stam

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    Jessica Stam View off-the-runway photos
    Nationality
    Canadian
    Birth Date
    April 23, 1986
    Lives Now
    New York, NY
    Status
    Cover girl, Established
    Known for
    Eyes
    Agencies
    IMG
    Muse for
    Steven Meisel
    Dated
    D.J. AM, Anthony Kiedis, Malcom Ford
    Friends
    Caroline Winberg, Hilary Rhoda, Guinevere van Seenus, Heidi Mount, Matt Gordon, Coco Rocha, Lisa Cant, Mariya Markina, Sasha Pivovarova, Lara Stone, Mary-Kate Olsen, Elsa Sylvan, Jeisa Chiminazzo, Boyd Holbrook, Chloë Sevigny, Leigh Lezark, Lily Aldridge
    Interests
    Karaoke, Going to concerts

    Off the Runway Photos

    On the Runway Photos

    Jessica Stam's Career Highlights

    23 APR, 1986
    Born on a farm two hours outside of Toronto, Canada
    2001
    Discovered inside a local doughnut shop on her way back from the amusement park
    2002
    Wins L.A. Model Look contest
    2002
    Steven Meisel takes Stam as his muse
    2003
    Mario Testino photographs Stam for Miu Miu
    SEP 2003
    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
    2004
    Stars as orange-haired love interest in the short film Agent Orange Video»
    FEB 2004
    Opens the fall Miu Miu show in Paris; calls it the label that really started her career Video»
    JUL 2004
    Appears the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
    AUG 2004
    Appears the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
    OCT 2004
    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
    SEP 2005
    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
    2006
    Becomes the face of H&M
    2006
    Appears in a commercial for Anna Sui’s Secret Wish fragrance Video»
    JAN 2006
    Begins dating 43-year-old Anthony Keidis and is photographed while vacationing in St. Barts with him
    FEB 2006
    Tumbles in five-inch platform heels at the fall Chloé show in Paris Video»
    APR 2006
    Wears a vintage Pucci dress to her birthday party and later cites it in U.K. Vogue as her greatest fashion moment
    AUG 2006
    Featured on the cover of British Vogue
    2006
    Replaces Marina Peres as the face of Giorgio Armani for fall
    SEP 2006
    Opens the spring Carolina Herrera and Burberry shows in New York and Milan
    OCT 2006
    Poses with Caroline Trentini in Amish-styled spread “The Simple Life” in Bazaar, causing a stir in the Amish community
    16 NOV, 2006
    Walks the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show
    DEC 2006
    Hosts a charity event with Adrian Grenier to build wells in Africa Video»
    2007
    Steven Meisel photographs Stam for Lanvin
    2007
    Becomes the sole face of Christian Dior and Bvlgari
    2007
    Makes a video with fellow Canadian Coco Rocha rapping to Eminem’s “Without Me” for an Italian Vogue editorial by Steven Meisel Video»
    JAN 2007
    Opens the spring Valentino couture show in Paris
    FEB 2007
    Featured on the cover of British Vogue wearing a Gucci dress, photographed by Liz Collins
    FEB 2007
    Opens the fall Rodarte show in New York
    APR 2007
    Spotted around New York City holding hands with D.J. A.M.
    20 APR, 2007
    Appears on the Today show with Vogue-cover counterparts Video»
    MAY 2007
    Featured on the cover of Vogue as one of the world's next top supermodels, photographed by Steven Meisel
    6 MAY, 2007
    Wears Dior couture to Costume Institute gala and is voted #2 in Vogue’s 10 Best Dressed of the Week
    28 JUN, 2007
    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
    JUL 2007
    Breaks up with D.J. A.M.
    12 JUL, 2007
    Named the world’s fifteenth highest paid model according to Forbes, earning $1.5 million in past twelve months
    SEP 2007
    Closes the spring Nicholai by Nicky Hilton and Miss Sixty shows in New York
    OCT 2007
    Appears in British Vogue editorial titled "Glam", photographed by Corrine Day
    OCT 2007
    Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Tom Munro
    4 OCT, 2007
    Style.com follows Stam around Paris fashion week, trailing her from show to show Story»
    NOV 2007
    Walks the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show
    2008
    Renews contract with Christian Dior and Bvlgari
    JAN 2008
    Appears in V editorial alongside Luke Worrell, photographed by Steven Klein
    FEB 2008
    Closes the fall John Galliano show in Paris
    MAR 2008
    Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Craig McDean
    20 MAR, 2008
    The Wall Street Journal features Stam and her runway walk, as she teaches a DKNY intern Story»
    APR 2008
    French Vogue features Stam as a top model
    5 MAY, 2008
    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 Video»
    JUN 2008
    Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier
    JUL 2008
    Appears in V editorial with Hilary Rhoda and Guinevere van Seenus, photographed by Sebastian Faena
    2008
    Steven Klein photographs Stam for Dolce & Gabbana
    2008
    Replaces Agyness Deyn as one of the faces of Giorgio Armani for fall, with Du Juan
    SEP 2008
    Appears in editorials for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Italian Vogue
    SEP 2008
    Closes the spring Giorgio Armani show in Milan
    2008
    Signs fragrance contract with Giorgio Armani's Onde, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
    NOV 2008
    Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Solve Sundsbo
    DEC 2008
    Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Miguel Reveriego
    FEB 2009
    Opens the fall Richard Nicoll and Elie Saab shows in London and Paris
    MAR 2009
    Featured on the cover of Japanese Numéro, photographed by David Vasiljevic
    MAY 2009
    Appears in editorials for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue
    JUN 2009
    Appears in Vogue editorial, alongside Irina Kulikova and Sasha Pivovarova, photographed by Arthur Elgort
    SEP 2009
    Appears in editorials for V and Harper's Bazaar
    2009
    Paolo Roversi photographs Stam for the fall issue of Pop
    OCT 2009
    Featured on the cover of Korean Numéro, photographed by Mariano Vivanco
    NOV 2009
    Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Miguel Reveriego
    2009
    Signs fragrance contract with Nina Ricci's Ricci Ricci, photographed by Sebastian Kim
    FEB 2010
    Featured on the cover of Chinese Elle, photographed by Mei Yuan Gui
    APR 2010
    Appears in Harper’s Bazaar editorial, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
    MAY 2010
    Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Peter Lindbergh
    JUL 2010
    Walks the fall Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior couture show in Paris
    JUL 2010
    Appears in W editorial, photographed by Terry Richardson
    AUG 2010
    Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski
    SEP 2010
    Walks the spring Giles, Christopher Kane, and Prada shows in London and Milan
    NOV 2010
    Appears in editorials for British Vogue and Italian Vogue
    15 NOV, 2010
    Walks the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
    DEC 2010
    Featured on the cover of Russian Vogue, photographed by Greg Kadel
    JAN 2011
    Appears in Chinese Vogue editorial, photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth
    2011
    Featured on the cover of i-D, photographed by Kayt Jones
    MAR 2011
    Appears in German Vogue editorial, photographed by Ben Hassett
    APR 2011
    Featured on the cover of Russh, photographed by Will Davidson
    2011
    Appears in the fall issue of Love, photographed by Solve Sundsbo
    SEP 2011
    Appears in W editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel
    MAR 2012
    Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel
    2012
    Appears in the spring issue of Love, photographed by Daniel Jackson
    JUL 2012
    Featured on the cover of Turkish Vogue, photographed by Koray Birand
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