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.
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. Style.com 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.
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.