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Karen Elson

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    Karen Elson View off-the-runway photos
    Nationality
    British
    Birth Date
    January 14, 1979
    Status
    Cover girl, Established
    Known for
    Hair, Shaved eyebrows
    Agencies
    Elite
    Muse for
    Karl Lagerfeld (1998) , Steven Meisel
    Dated
    James Iha
    Friends
    Chan Marshall, Kristen McMenamy, Zooey Deschanel, Marc Jacobs, Michael Stipe, Missy Rayder, Erin O'Connor, Emily Sandberg, Guinevere van Seenus, Jade Parfitt, Kirsten Owen, Audrey Marnay, Laetitia Casta
    Children
    Henry Lee White (Born 8/7/07), Scarlett Teresa (Born 5/2/06)
    Married
    Jack White (Since 05)
    Model Turned
    Actress (Lay Down Lean, 2007), Singer (The Citizens Band)
    Interests
    Vintage-clothing shopping

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    Karen Elson's Career Highlights

    14 JAN, 1979
    Born in Manchester, England, with non-identical twin sister Kate
    1995
    Discovered by Boss modeling scout
    DEC 1996
    Featured on first major cover, for French Vogue
    1997
    Signs fragrance contract with Clinique's Happy
    FEB 1997
    Steven Meisel convinces her to shave her eyebrows and dye her hair red for her first Italian Vogue cover
    FEB 1997
    Walks the fall Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, Chloé and Hermès shows in Milan and Paris
    SEP 1997
    Appears on the cover of French Elle
    OCT 1997
    Waives her fee to star in Oxfam’s first campaign
    1998
    Steven Meisel photographs Elson for Versace
    1998
    Becomes the face of Chanel; Karl Lagerfeld calls her the beauty of the millennium
    OCT 1998
    Appears on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
    23 OCT, 1998
    Wins the VH1/Vogue Model of the Year award
    SEP 1999
    Walks the spring Anna Sui, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, and Versace shows in New York and Milan
    2000
    Mario Sorrenti photographs Elson for Perry Ellis
    MAR 2000
    Appears on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
    DEC 2000
    Appears on the cover of British Dazed & Confused
    2001
    Featured in the Pirelli calendar
    2001
    Appears in Judith Leiber campaign
    APR 2001
    Appears on the cover of Nylon
    JAN 2002
    Featured on the cover of British Vogue
    FEB 2002
    Walks in the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show
    SEP 2002
    Appears in W editorial, photographed by Craig McDean
    JAN 2003
    Walks the spring Jean Paul Gaultier couture show in Paris
    2004
    Mario Testino photographs Elson for Burberry
    2004
    Signs fragrance contract with Yves Saint Laurent
    2004
    Steven Meisel photographs Elson for Prada with Gemma Ward
    2004
    Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott photographs Elson for Louis Vuitton with Naomi Campbell and Liya Kebede
    SEP 2004
    Featured on the cover of Vogue alongside Daria Werbowy, Gisele Bündchen, Hana Soukupova, and other top models
    NOV 2004
    Appears on the cover of Numero
    2005
    Becomes the face of Yves Saint Laurent, photographed by Juergen Teller
    2005
    Steven Meisel photographs Elson for Giorgio Armani
    FEB 2005
    Walks the fall Bottega Veneta, Moschino, Dries van Noten, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, and Yves Saint Laurent shows in Milan and Paris
    2005
    Renews contract with Prada
    2005
    Stars in White Stripes music video “Blue Orchid” Video»
    1 JUN, 2005
    Marries Jack White of the White Stripes
    10 NOV, 2005
    Wins British Fashion Award for Best Model
    DEC 2005
    Featured on the cover of W
    2006
    Records a song with Cat Power on Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited album
    2 MAY, 2006
    Gives birth to Scarlett Teresa White
    DEC 2006
    Appears on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
    2007
    Returns as the face of Yves Saint Laurent
    2007
    Steven Meisel photographs Elson for Mulberry alongside a faux red-haired Agyness Deyn; to match Elson's fire red hair
    2007
    Records a cover of Danzig’s “Devil’s Plaything” Video»
    2007
    Acts as a whimsical woman in Lay Down Lean, a short film Video»
    7 AUG, 2007
    Has second child Henry Lee White
    7 DEC, 2007
    Signs with Independent Agency Story»
    2008
    Becomes the face of Celine and BCBG Max Azria
    FEB 2008
    Returns to the runway walking the fall Anna Sui and Rodarte shows in New York; closing Anna Sui
    FEB 2008
    Takes the tumble while closing the fall Zac Posen show, with Diddy and model Caroline Trentini helping her back up
    MAR 2008
    Appears in Vogue editorial alongside Tom Hanks' son Colin, photographed by Mario Testino
    APR 2008
    Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Tim Walker
    2008
    Steven Meisel photographs Elson for PHI's first ad campaign, with Coco Rocha
    AUG 2008
    Impersonates Grace Coddington in a Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel
    SEP 2008
    Featured on the cover of British Vogue, photographed by Nick Knight
    OCT 2008
    Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Nick Knight
    2008
    Michael Thompson photographs Elson for Donna Karan's cruise ad campaign
    DEC 2008
    Appears in British Vogue editorial, with Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, photographed by Tim Walker
    2009
    Renews contract with Celine
    MAR 2009
    Opens the fall Chanel show in Paris
    MAY 2009
    Appears in two editorials for Vogue
    JUN 2009
    Featured on the cover of Numéro, photographed by Michael Thompson
    2009
    Steven Meisel photographs Elson for Roberto Cavalli
    SEP 2009
    Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel
    NOV 2009
    Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Craig McDean
    2009
    Catherine Servel photographs Elson for the fall cover of Lula
    2009
    Signs fragrance contract with Yves Saint Laurent Opium
    DEC 2009
    Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, inspried by Twitter.com
    JAN 2010
    Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel
    FEB 2010
    Opens and closes the fall Anna Sui show in New York; Opens for Carolina Herrera
    MAY 2010
    V magazine features Elson's new music album
    JUN 2010
    Appears in Vogue editorial, alongside husband Jack White, photographed by Annie Leibowitz
    2010
    Returns as one of the faces of Louis Vuitton
    2010
    Models for the fall St. John and Balenciaga ad campaigns
    SEP 2010
    Walks the spring Alexander Wang show in New York
    OCT 2010
    Featured on the cover of British Harper's Bazaar, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski
    DEC 2010
    Appears in Vogue editorial, styled in Tom Ford
    FEB 2011
    Featured on the cover of Japanese Vogue, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
    2011
    Appears in the spring issue of Love, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
    2011
    Featured on the cover of Muse, photographed by Luigi Murenu
    FEB 2012
    Closes for the fall Givenchy show in Paris
    MAR 2011
    Featured in editorials for Italian Vogue, V and Vogue
    APR 2011
    Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by David Sims
    JUN 2011
    Appears in Japanese Vogue editorial, photographed by Daniele Duella and Iango Henz
    AUG 2011
    Appears in editorials for W and Vogue
    2011
    Appears in Roberto Cavalli and Lanvin fall ad campaigns
    SEP 2011
    Opens the spring Marchesa and Anna Sui shows in New York; Closes for Anna Sui
    SEP 2011
    Appears in W editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel
    OCT 2011
    Featured on the covers of Italian Vogue and Korean Vogue
    NOV 2011
    Appears in editorials for Chinese Vogue and W
    MAR 2012
    Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel
    APR 2012
    Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Craig McDean
    JUL 2012
    Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Tom Craig
    SEP 2012
    Appears in editorials for British Vogue and Vogue
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