Sunday, 13 February 2011

You Need To Know Fashion Supermodel-Chanel Iman.

Chanel Iman Robinson (born December 1, 1990) known professionally as Chanel Iman is an American fashion model perhaps best known for her work for Victoria's Secret.

Iman was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 1st, 1990. She grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, co-owner of "The Red Bag Boutique" in Los Angeles with her daughter,is half African American and half Korean.Her father is African-American.

Iman started modeling with Ford Models at the age of 13 as a child model in Los Angeles, California. She flew to New York in 2006 and won third place in Ford's Supermodel of the World contest.Shortly after, she signed on with the agency.

The New York Times wrote a feature article on her, "A Model from Day 1," in which Iman explained that she wanted to be a model her entire life.In May 2007, Iman appeared on the cover of Vogue as one of the world's next top supermodels. also featured Iman as a rising star in 2007.The same year she attended fashion's biggest gala,The Met Ball, where she was named Vogue's second Best Dressed of the Week in her sleeveless Zac Posen dress.In both February and July 2008, she appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue, first alongside Karlie Kloss and Ali Michael, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, then with Jourdan Dunn. Iman's other covers include Italian Elle, TIME Fashion, i-D, Harper's Bazaar (Dubai), Lula, Korean and American Vogue, Flare and The Block. She has walked the runway for fashion houses and designers including Balenciaga, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Dsquared, Hermès, Michael Kors, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Diane von Fürstenberg, Vera Wang, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Stella McCartney. She has appeared in editorials for Allure, Harpers Bazaar, V, i-D, Pop, Italian and Indonesian Elle, Italian Vanity Fair, and Teen, American, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian and Korean Vogue. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for high-end brands like , Bottega Veneta, GAP, H&M, Victoria's Secret Pink, Ralph Lauren, Express, Dsquared, and Rosa Cha.

She walked the 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In 2010, she became a featured model on Victoria's Secret's website and was used in several of the company's campaigns. In 2010, Iman became a Victoria's Secret Angel.

In October 2007, Iman appeared with her mother on an episode of the Tyra Banks Show. On March 21, 2009, she appeared as a correspondent in MTV's brief revival of House of Style with Bar Refaeli.

On September 9, 2009, Iman appeared as a guest judge on the two-hour season premiere of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 13.

On February 9, 2011, Iman appeared on The Marilyn Denis Show.

When asked what makes a woman beautiful in a 2008 interview, Iman answered: "her spirit, her confidence, and mostly a positive attitude." She frequently helps out in her local communities (New York and Los Angeles).A Christian, she prays at night, before meals, and "before I go on stage not to fall."She currently lives and is based in New York. She has a dog named Louis Dior which is named after the Parisian line. Iman has a small tattoo on the back of her neck which says her name under a hanger. Early in 2010, Iman opened a clothing boutique in Culver City called The Red Bag with the help of her mom.

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