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Karen Elson

Karen Elson was born in England and is a model that now lives in New York. She is known for her red hair and shaved eyebrows that she was convinced to do by Steven Meisel. Karen Elson is also an aspiring singer.

Personal Details

  • Born: 14th January 1979
  • Nationality: British
  • Height: 1.75m
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Bust: 33 inches
  • Waist: 24.5 inches
  • Hips: 24.5 inches
  • Shoe Size: 9 US


Karen Elson has signed with Model Work Hamburg, Tess Management London, Why Not Model Management Milan, Viva Model Management Paris and The Lions New York.

Work History by Year

Karen Elson first started working as a model at the age of 16, when she was discovered by Boss Models in Manchester. Her real success came when she was on the cover of Italian Vogue that was photographed by Steven Meisel.

Karen Elson has worked with the top photographers and designers in the business. The designers she has worked for include Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, YSL, Versace, Dior, Alexander McQueen and Gucci.

She has done plenty of campaigns for designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Burberry, Versace and Chanel.

The magazine covers she has been on include Vogue, W, Numero, dazed & Confused, Harper’s Bazaar British, Lula, Elle and many others.

In 2008, Karen Elson was on the cover of British Vogue that was photographed by Nick Knight. She also became the new face for John Lewis and in 2009 she was on international billboards for H&M.

In 2010, she became the face for St. John.

In 2011, she appeared in ad campaigns for Tom Ford eyewear.

She was also the face for YSL Opium perfume, she was in the 2010/2011 ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton, she was in the ad campaign for Roberto Cavalli that was photographed by Mert and Marcus, she appeared in the Lanvin campaign that was photographed by Steven Meisel and she was also the face for Banana Republic’s 2011 Holiday Collection.

More recently in 2014 she walked shows for Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tom Ford and Givenchy. She also appeared in editorials for Vogue Mexico, vogue Italia, Vogue Ukraine, Vogue Japan and more as well as featuring in ad campaigns for Jason Wu, Sonia Rykiel, and Louis Vuitton, Lindex, Moschino, Kurt Geiger and more.

In 2015, Karen Elson featured on the covers of Vogue Italia, vogue Thailand and Garage Magazine. She also did editorials for British Vogue, Vogue Thailand and Vogue Italia.

Not only is Karen Elson a model she is a singer and has building her career for the past several years. She did backing vocals in 2003 for a remix of Robert Plants “Last Time I Saw Her”. She married singer Jack White. In 2010, she released her debut album The Ghost who Walks. She has performed for shows.

Not only does she sing and model, she has also made appearances in short films.

Its appears, that the future for Karen Elson is endless and full of possibilities.


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