Imogen Morris Clarke is a British model born March 24th 1992 in London England. Her original intention was to become a professional actress. “I wanted to be an actress instead, but I have learnt now that there is only a fine line between the two”. She was scouted by the Storm Agency in London at the age of 15, and made her runway debut in September 2008 at the Phillip Lim Fashion Show.
She was chosen for the cover of Japanese Dazed and Confused, photographed by Ben Tom, before she had stepped foot on the runway, making others in the fashion industry take notice. She’s walked for designers like DKNY, Peter Som, Gucci, Valentino, Carolina Herrera, and Lacoste, and has graced the pages of Vogue Italia, W, and British Vogue. In 2008 she signed with Supreme Management in New York, and Women Management in Milan and Paris. Later that year, she left Supreme Management and signed with Next in New York.
Imogen Morris Clarke enjoys the experience of being a new model. “My agents have been incredible from day one and I know that has helped…shooting with influential and incredible photographers and stylists.”
Her first catalogue shoot was for Pringle of Scotland, and she’s worked with photographers Sebastian Faene during a campaign for D &G, and Mario Testino for a BCBG MaxAzria ad campaign. The in-demand new comer was featured by Models.com in 2008 as a Top 10 New Comer. Many of the designers she worked with in 2008 returned in 2009 to work with her again. In 2009, New York Look featured her as a rising star.
The balance of career and school was a challenge for the young model. “I would advise any young model to perhaps wait until major school commitments are over. Being in school means I can do very little modeling work outside of shows”. Outside of modeling, Imogen Morris Clarke likes to listen to music, and eat sushi and hamburgers with friends. “We mostly just grab dinner or lunch if there’s any free time…it can be difficult being away from home, but during the shows I often have my mum with me which helps.”
The sentimental type, she not only remembers the first copy of Vogue she bought after receiving her modelling contract” It had Kate Moss on the cover and I must have read it a good forty time…” but she has the actual magazine, “I still have my old British Vogue’s, stacked up in my room.”
At meal time Imogen Morris Clark prefers a high protein diet “for my skin and hair” along with citric fruits and a lot of water. A brisk walk around her neighborhood is also on the menu.