Charlotte (Beillard) di Calypso came into the world in 1990, on the west coast of France in a town named La Baule. When she was all of 15, she was discovered while walking down the street and encouraged to enter the Elite Model Contest. With her parent’s approval, she did and won the final in Shanghai in 2005. Shortly after, she walked at the Milan show for Prada and in 2006 for Armani, Chanel and Christian Dior in Paris.
Catwalks, Campaigns, and Editorials
From 2007 to 2010, she walked eight runways for the most prestigious designers, traipsing around the world to Milan, Paris, London, and New York. Christian Dior and Chanel occupied as much of her time as they could with campaigns and parades. Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, and Valentino did not overlook her and chose Charlotte for their couture shows in Paris. The editorials were just as substantial. French Revue de Modes, Dazed & Confused, Italian Flair, Harper's Bazaar British, and Marie Claire Italian are some of the early magazine photo shoots. The ad campaigns led to Charlotte becoming the face of Chanel in 2007, and Ralph Lauren in 2009 and 2010. She was the model for Versace’s look book and Gucci Eyewear campaign. 2014 and 2015 included more editorials and magazine cover photos for the likes of Mojeh, French Revue de Modes, Elle Italia, Elle Russia and Lula’s
A Little More Personal
Vogue Italia did an in-depth interview with Charlotte sometime in 2010, where she shared a few personal tidbits. She spoke of how much she loved her home in France- it was right on the sea and she spent many days surfing. She admittedly is self-conscious of her height and declines to wear high heels, although she thinks they are beautiful. She is a violinist for eight years and studied acting for several years prior to modeling, she also speaks four languages.
She love living in New York and says it reminds her of Paris because there is always something to do, and it has that energetic vibe. Cooking walking in the park and relaxing on her time off are some of her favorite things.