If you think that trends exist only in the context of clothing and make-up, you are very wrong. There are also global trends in the modeling business that reflect the main types of generation. For example, in the 1970s everyone was going crazy for blue-eyed blondes, in the 1980s they were replaced by sizzling brunettes, in the 1990s the era of heroin chic and ultra-thin models began, but in the 2000s two diametrically opposed types of girls prevailed. perch.
On the one hand, the fashion industry was fascinated by sexy Brazilians (hello Gisele Bündchen and Adriana Lima). On the other hand, he was literally amazed by the beauty of Slavic girls. The world learned about Natalia Vodianova, Vlad Roslyakova, Ruslana Korshunova, Tanya Diaghileva and Anna Vyalitsyna in the first decade of the new millennium.
Then they starred in the most respected glossy publications, attended shows of legendary designers and posed for respected photographers. Overall, they were the most popular models of the generation. And it looks like it’s time to get to know them better and find out what they do.
The real name of Vlada Roslyakova is Elena. But on the advice of a modeling agency, he replaced her with a louder and catchier model. By the way, she took part of his father Vladimir’s name as a basis. Already in 2004, Roslyakova became one of the most popular models. And in 2006, Vlada performed more than three dozen shows in one season. Designer Christian Lacroix, meanwhile, called Vlada his muse and chose her many times for the final looks of the shows. Roslyakova now lives in New York, runs social networks and attends acting classes, but appears in shows quite rarely. She walked only in the Ralph Laurent fashion show this year.
Everyone knows about the “big six” supermodels, but few people know about the “three Vs”. But that’s exactly the name of three Russian top models whose surnames begin with the letter “V” – Natalya Vodianova, Anna Vyalitsyna and Evgenia Volodina. And if everyone, without exception, knows Natalia Vodianova, then many have forgotten Vyalitsyna and Volodina. But in vain. In 2002, Evgenia starred in an advertising campaign for Gucci, became the face of Valentino’s “V” fragrance and took part in dozens of fashion shows. She has performed fashion shows for Fendi, Jean Paul Gaultier, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Prada, Valentino, Versace and many other brands. By the way, at the peak of her career, Volodina was called the Russian Amazon for her expressive facial features.
Evgenia now lives in Italy, travels a lot and raises a 12-year-old son. He last appeared on the show in 2017. She later walked on the Balmain catwalk.
Do you remember the iconic commercial for Nina Ricci perfume in the late 2000s; where a girl in a soft pink ballgown picks up an apple-shaped perfume from a tree? So, Russian model Ruslana Korshunova got the role. His fantastic career started at the age of 16. In 2003, a representative of the major Model 1 agency noticed her and offered her a contract. And just two years later, Ruslana was named one of the main modeling discoveries of the year and was even called the Russian Rapunzel.
But in 2008, at the peak of her career, Ruslana fell from the window of her Manhattan apartment. Police considered it a suicide. But some do not believe this version. Firstly, the model did not leave a suicide note, secondly, the janitor claims that Korshunova’s hair was cut, thirdly, the distance between the building and the body was too large. By the way, we have recently prepared materials about the terrible stories of death of famous top models.
Anna Vyalitsyna’s dizzying career began when she was only 15 years old. In 2001, the future star was noticed by scouts of the modeling agency IMG Models and was offered a contract. So, after a few years, all of Europe recognized him. Vyalitsyna attended the fashion shows of Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Helmut Lang, Issey Miyake, Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Versace. She has appeared in vogue, Elle and Glamour. She was also the face of the famous advertising campaign for the Chanel Chance fragrance.
By the way, do not think that the model ended her career in the late 2000s. Anna still does not miss a single fashion season. This September, for example, she appeared on the catwalks of Prabal Gurung, Richard Quinn, Staud, Valentino, Givenchy and Carolina Herrera.
But Sasha Pivovarova got into the modeling business thanks to her own husband, who photographed her and sent her photos to the large IMG agency. The answer didn’t take long to come. Two weeks later, Sasha flew to Milan to open the Prada autumn-winter 2005 fashion show, and after that almost everyone started talking about the girl with an alien appearance. And Miuccia Prada liked Sasha Pivovarova so much that she was invited to take part in advertising campaigns for six years.
Now the model continues to participate in shows and take part in campaigns. One of the most remarkable works of last year was the shooting for the Blumarine brand, styled by Lotta Volkova.
A scout spotted Moscow native Anna Selezneva at McDonald’s in the capital. According to the girl, a young man approached her and said: “You are very beautiful, do you want to be a model?” And just two months later, Selezneva attended the Celine and Dries Van Noten shows in Paris. And after a while, they started comparing her to the heroin chic icon Kate Moss. It’s all because of the shiny cheekbones, brown hair and blue eyes. Thanks to his impressive looks and charisma, legendary photographers from Peter Lindbergh to Mario Testino loved working with him.
The last time Anna appeared on the podium was last year. She took part in the shows of Isabel Marant and Ralph Lauren.
Source: People Talk
Errol Villanueva is an author and lifestyle journalist who writes for The Fashion Vibes. With a passion for exploring the latest trends in fashion, food, travel, and wellness, Errol’s articles are a must-read for anyone interested in living a stylish and fulfilling life.