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Ukrainian beauty Daria Werbowy was born in Poland and raised in Toronto, Canada. The self-proclaimed tomboy has become an icon in the fashion industry over the course of her modeling career. Daria is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top models, and her classic beauty is one of the most recognized in the industry.
Daria’s big break came when fashion photographer Steven Meisel fell in love with her classic beauty, and booked her exclusively for the Fall Winter 2003 Prada campaign. She has since been featured in ads for Chanel, Celine, Gucci, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Missoni, Valentino, Hermes Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, David Yurman, Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, DSquared2, Isabel Marant. and H&M. Daria was featured in the Fall/Winter 2010 campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent and Stefanel.
In 2005, Daria signed a multi-year global contract to represent Lancôme in advertisements for television and cinema, as well as commercial print. She is also the face of the brands’ fragrance, Hypnôse. In collaboration with Lancôme, Daria designed a collection of make up, Brazilian Earth Colors, which was inspired by the work of students at Centro Espacial Vik Muniz, an arts center for young adults in Rio de Janeiro. Her first collection has donated over 50,000 euros of the proceeds directly to the center.
Daria is also a permanent feature on the runways. She has walked for top designers including, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Versace, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, and of course, Prada.
Daria consistently works with the industries most noted photographers, Bruce Weber, Craig McDean, David Sims, Greg Kadel, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matidan, Juergen Teller, Karl Lagerfeld, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Mert & Marcus, Mikael Jansson, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, and Steven Meisel. She has also had the opportunity to work with the late legendary icon, Helmut Newton.
Top fashion magazines such as, Vogue (American, Italian, British, French, & Japanese), Harper’s Bazaar, W, Numero, V, and PoP all feature Daria on a regular basis. She has appeared on the covers of Numero, V, W, GQ and an astonishing total of six covers for Italian Vogue. Daria was featured on the cover of American Vogue, where she was profiled as one of the leading faces of “the Return of the Super Model”.
Daria currently resides in New York City and Ireland. Despite all her success, she remains down to earth and easy-going. With the little spare time that she is able to have, Daria enjoys visiting her friends and family in Toronto, practicing yoga, surfing, and participating in various environmental projects.
Read more at www.models.com/models/daria-werbowy