Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Model Moment: Irina Lazareanu

With a face and style that looks a little 1970's rock star and 1960's pixie, Irina Lazareanu is one of the hottest models walking the runway today.

Born in Romania in 1982, Irina shot to top model status through her friendship with Kate Moss. Irina was sent to study ballet in London in her teens and quickly became a part of its underground music scene. She became friends with Pete Doherty (lead singer of Babyshambles) who introduced her to his girlfriend, Kate Moss. Kate handpicked Irina to model for an issue of Vogue: Paris which Kate was guest editing. The rest is history. Irina holds the record for the most runway work in one season and has walked for top brands such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen. She was also the model for Kate Moss' Top Shop line.

Here is Irina serving you hot fashion.

Backstage at Fall 2007 Alessandro Dell'Acqua

Fall 2007 Balenciaga

Fall 2007 Christian Dior

Modeling Kate Moss' Top Shop Line

Fashion magazine layout with Jessica Stam