Carmen Kass biography
Bio:Kass grew up in the Estonian city of Paide. At the age of fourteen, she was 'discovered' in a Tallinn supermarket by an Italian modeling scout. Kass had wanted to compete for the Miss Estonia title, but an offer to fly to Milan, Italy, to start a modeling career seemed like a more glamorous and lucrative option.
Kass officially moved to Paris at the age of 18. Soon after, she received exposure on the cover of magazines worldwide, such as Vogue (France) in 1997, ELLE (Australia), Image (UK), Madame Figaro, Numero France, Vogue (France), and Vogue (US) in 1999. In 1999, Kass modeled for top designers such as Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Prada, Versace, Fendi, Chanel, Chloe, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Givenchy. In addition, Kass has posed in numerous advertisements for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Fendi, Michael Kors, Versace, and also for General Motors. She is also recognized for her appearances in a The Gap denim advertising campaign. Kass was a spokesperson for Sephora, one of the world's leading cosmetics retailers, and the Christian Dior perfume, J'adore. Kass was awarded by Vogue as "Model of the Year" at the 2000 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.
As of 2006, she has appeared in campaigns for Dsquared, Pedro del Hierro, Michael Kors and Chloe with Malgosia Bela. In 2007, Kass has got ten campaigns only for the spring/summer collection, including Versace, Michael Kors, Pucci, Jones New York, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gap, Peek & Cloppenburg, Bedat & Co, Time and Et Vous?. She has now signed to be Max Factor newest spokesperson.
Campaigns:American Legend, Bedat & Co., Byblos, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Chanel Le Sac, Chloe, Christian Dior, Christian Dior 'J'Adore' fragrance, Daniel Swarovski, Donna Karan, DSquared2, Et Vous, Fendi, General Motors, Givenchy, Guy Laroche, ICB, J.Mendel / Legend, Krizia, Les Copains, Liz Claiborne, Mango, MaxMara, Max Factor, Michael Kors, MOGA, Narciso Rodriquez, Nine West, Pedro del Hierro, Peek & Cloppenburg, Plein Sud, Ralph Lauren, Revlon, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sephora.com, Sun G', Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino Couture, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent
Covers:Vogue (UK, US, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Japan, Australia, Portugal, Russia), Elle (Australia), Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, Madame Figaro, Numero, Image, Max Mara, GQ, Telva, Frank, Vanity Fair
Fashion shows:Alberta Ferretti, Alessandro Dell 'Acqua, Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Antonio Berardi, Antonio Pernas, Badley Mishcka, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Byblos, Cacharel, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Cerruti, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Comme des Garcons, Costume National, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Douglas Hannant, Dsquared2, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Ermanno Scervino, Etro, Exte, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferre, Gianni Versace, Giles, Giles Deacon, Givenchy, Gucci, Haider Ackermann, Helmut Lang, Hussein Chalayan, Imitation of Christ, Isabel Marant, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, John Bartlett, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Katayone Adeli, Kenzo, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lanvin, Lawrence Steele, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Luella, Luella Bartley, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Martine Sitbon, Matthew Williamson, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez, Olivier Theyskens, Oscar de la Renta, Pamela Denis, Phi, Pierre Balmain, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Richard Edwards, Rick Owens, Roberto Cavalli, Rochas, Roland Mouret, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Sophia Kokosalaki, Sportmax, Stella McCartney, Stephen Burrows, Sweetface, Thimister, Tommy Hilfiger, Trussardi, Valentino, Versace, Versus, Victor Alfaro, Viktor & Rolf, Yohji Yamamoto, Yves Saimt Laurent Rive Gauche, Zac Posen