Model Spotlight- Chanel Iman
Jul 12, 2012 | Comments 0
Chanel Iman Robinson was born to be on the runway.
Born December 1, 1990, Chanel is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret model and is one of the hottest young models in the fashion circuit right now. Chanel has made a name for herself in various aspects of the fashion industry which also includes her title as muse for designer Phillip Lim. Throughout her career, the 21 year old has covered a total of 16 magazine covers and counting. She has been featured in 5 ad campaigns, and is also a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Chanel Iman started modeling at 13 years old in Los Angeles, California. At the age of 16, Chanel flew to New York and won third place in Ford’s Supermodel of the World contest which led to her signing on with the agency.
Chanel Iman’s Fashion Timeline
February 2007- Appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue
July 2007- Appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue
October 2007- Appeared on the Tyra Banks Show
March 21, 2009- Correspondent in MTV’s House of Style with Bar Refaeli
September 9, 2009- Guest Judge on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 13.
November 2009- Appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue with model Jourdan Dunn.
2009, 2010, 2011- Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows
2010- Opened a clothing boutique in Culver City, California called The Red Bag with the help of her mother
2011- Became a Victoria’s Secret Angel
Chanel’s other cover shoots include: Italian Elle, i-D, Dubai and Ukrainian Harper’s Bazaar, Lula, Korean, Teen, and American Vogue
Runway work- Balenciaga, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and Stella McCartney
Editorial work- Allure, Dubai, American, and Ukrainian Harpers Bazaar, V, i-D,Pop, Italian, British, and Indonesian Elle, Italian Vanity Fair, and several international Vogues
Advertising campaigns- Bottega Veneta, GAP, Ralph Lauren, Express, and DKNY.
Other cool facts: First Black model in 8 years to walk for Gucci (2009)
At 16, Chanel was the youngest model to ever grace the cover of American Vogue.
Third black Vogue model to ever grace the cover of the fashion magazine
In 2011, Chanel became one of a handful of celebrity faces attached to USAID and Ad Council’s FWD campaign, an awareness push to combat the famine, war, and drought in the Horn of Africa. Chanel joined Uma Thurman, Geena Davis, and Josh Hartnett to star in YouTube videos that ask America to “FWD the facts” about the crisis affecting more than 13 million people
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