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Vanessa Axente (born November 19, 1995)[3] is a Hungarian fashion model, her mother agency is Attractive Models.

Early life

Vanessa Axente was born in Nagylengyel, Hungary.[3] Her older sister, Benedetta, a model, was the one who convinced her to visit her agency in Budapest, and start modeling.[4] She worked extensively in Hungary, Singapore and Japan from the age of 14, until she turned 16 and decided to break into the European fashion market.[4]

Career

Vanessa started her career with Attractive Models in 2009 and then signed with VIVA Model Management Paris in November 2011 and in January of 2012, with DNA Model Management in New York.[5]

2012

In February 2012, Vanessa opened the Fall 2012 Prada show in Milan as an exclusive, kickstarting her career.[4] In Paris, she walked shows such as: Dries van Noten, Givenchy, Christian Dior S.A., Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu.[6] Vanessa opened the Céline and Valentino shows that same season.[3][7][8][9]

That same year she was featured in the Fall 2012 Prada campaign alongside industry heavyweights Magdalena Frackowiak, Iselin Steiro and Anne Vyalitsyna.[10] She was promptly booked on an exclusive with world-renowned photographer, Steven Meisel. She graced the cover of Vogue Italia July 2012, an editorial in Vogue Italia August 2012, and the cover once again in December 2012 all shot by Meisel.[11][12][13] Vanessa graced the cover of Vogue Italia again for the March 2013 issue alongside male model, Gustav Swedberg, shot once more by Steven Meisel. She was featured once again in the January 2014 issue of Vogue Italia.

2013

During the Spring 2013 shows in New York, she walked shows such as Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, opened the Donna Karan show, and closed the Proenza Schouler and Victoria Beckham shows.[6] She was booked as a city exclusive for Giles in London. In Milan, Vanessa was booked exclusively for Prada once more, but continued to walk the shows in Paris the next week, including opening the Alexander McQueen show.

That same year she was featured in the Spring 2013 Prada campaign alongside industry icons Amber Valletta, Eva Herzigova, Sasha Pivovarova, Raquel Zimmermann and Saskia de Brauw.[14]

She graced the cover of Vogue Japan February 2013 shot by Patrick Demarchelier.[6]

For the Fall 2013 season, Vanessa was a semi-exclusive for the Alexander Wang show, opened the Marc by Marc Jacobs show, and closed the Narciso Rodriguez show, in New York. She was booked as a city exclusive for Tom Ford in London, and for unknown reasons skipped Milan fashion week entirely. She continued on to Paris where she was a semi-exclusive for Balenciaga and closed the Alexander McQueen and Miu Miu shows.

That same year she was featured in the Fall 2013 Calvin Klein campaign as an only girl, which was photographed by Mert and Marcus.[6][15]

2014–present

For the Spring 2014 season, Vanessa was once again a semi-exclusive for the Alexander Wang show, opened the Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan shows, and closed the Marc by Marc Jacobs show in New York. She then skipped London fashion week entirely. In Milan she went on to walk for Prada again, and made her runway debut for Versace, Gucci, Fendi and Jil Sander.[6] She then continued on to Paris where she opened the Sacai show.[16]

She graced the cover of Vogue Germany for the first time in October 2013, which was shot by Luigi & Daniele + Iango.[6][17]

For Spring 2014, she again landed the Calvin Klein campaign photographed by Mert & Marcus, Calvin Klein Jeans by Mario Sorrenti, and the Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria fragrance by Steven Meisel.

For the Fall 2014 season, Vanessa was an exclusive for the Calvin Klein Collection show in New York and opened the H&M show in Paris.

She graced the cover of Vogue Japan for the second time in May 2014, which was shot by Willy Vanderperre.[6][18]

In the same year she was also featured in the Fall 2014 Calvin Klein campaign (her third in a row), which was photographed by David Sims. [6] [15]

She also graced the cover of Vogue Germany again, in September 2014, which was shot by Daniel Jackson. She was also on the American Vogue September issue cover, which was shot by Mario Testino.[6][19]

She is currently ranked in the Models.com Top 50 Models list.[6] She has featured on 8 different Vogue covers as of September 2014.[6][20]

References

  1. Vanessa Axente. Attractive Models. Retrieved on 2013-02-16.[dead link]
  2. Vanessa Axente portfolio. DNA Model Management. Retrieved on 2013-03-12.[dead link]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Vanessa Axente. FMD. Retrieved on 2013-02-16.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Lim, James (March 15, 2012). Meet the New Girl: Vanessa Axente Is Workin' on Her Fitness With Celebrity Trainer Tracy Anderson. New York Magazine. Retrieved on 2013-02-16.
  5. Vanessa Axente. Fashion Spot. Retrieved on 2013-02-16.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 Vanessa Axente - Model Profile - Photos. Models.com. Retrieved on 2014-01-04.
  7. LOOK1 FALL 2012 READY-TO-WEAR Valentino. style.com. Conde Nast Publications. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  8. LOOK1 FALL 2012 READY-TO-WEAR Céline. style.com. Conde Nast Publications. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  9. Vanessa Axente. nymag.com. New York Magazine. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  10. Prada F/W 12. models.com. models.com. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  11. Vogue Italia July 2012 Cover. models.com. models.com. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  12. Vogue Italia December 2012 Cover. models.com. models.com. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  13. Vogue Italia: All Dressed up with nowhere to go. models.com. model. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  14. Prada S/S 13. models.com. models.com. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  15. Calvin Klein Collection F/W 13. models.com. models.com. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  16. LOOK1 SPRING 2014 READY-TO-WEAR Sacai. style.com. Conde Nast Publications. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  17. Vogue Germany October 2013 Cover. models.com. models.com. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  18. Vogue Japan May 2014 Cover. models.com. models.com. Retrieved on 26 April 2014.
  19. Vogue Germany September 2014 Cover. models.com. models.com. Retrieved on 26 April 2014.
  20. Vogue Japan May 2014 Cover. models.com. models.com. Retrieved on 26 April 2014.

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