By Calynn M. Lawrence
Carmen Kass is a beautiful blonde bombshell who has been doing the rounds the fashion scene for quite a while. This drop dead gorgeous Estonian fashion model/actress is a force to be reckoned with in the industry! It’s a no brainer as to how someone that aesthetically pleasing could be such a sought after model, but, this article is going to give you her wrap sheet and back story as to how she became known as who she is today.
Carmen’s modeling career got off to a bit of a rough start. After her first attempt at modeling in her early teen years failed, Kass gave up the dream for some time. She was discovered in a local market in her home country by a talent scout who was unable to help her successfully launch her career in Milan. A few years following, she moved back to Paris once she became an adult and was flooded with offers from big fashion names such as American, Paris, UK, Italia Vogue, Australian Elle, UK Image, Madame Figaro, and French Numéro.
By the year 1999, Kass was ripping up the catwalk for large designers including Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Dolce & Gabbana. She was also doing editorial work for designers such as Calvin Klein, Chanel, Gucci, Donna Karan, Dsquared2, Versace, Givenchy, Fendi, Max Mara, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Narciso Rodriguez and even General Motors. She also appeared in a Gap denim advertising campaign and was spokesperson for Revlon cosmetics, Sephora, and the Christian Dior perfume, J’adore. In 2007 alone, Kass booked ten campaigns with notable designers for spring/summer collections. In 2007, she became the model and spokesperson for Max Factor.
Being the muse and face of the Michael Kors brand is one thing that Carmen Kass is widely recognized for. Kass has also been the spokesperson of Narciso Rodriguez’s “For Her” fragrance for 15 years to date. With such great accomplishments, Kass was rightfully crowned Vogue’s “Model of the Year” at the 2000 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards. As with many of the top ranking super models, she has worked alongside Victoria’s Secret and has been an Angel in 5 of their runway shows including the years 1999 2000, 2002,2003, and 2008.
With all of this experience just based off of her modeling talents alone, it is such a wonder that this beauty has a ton of brains as well! It has been noted that Carmen Kass is one of the wealthiest people in her home country due to the empire that she has built. She is involved in politics, owns several business and even knows her way around a mean chess game!. All of her success is well deserved and she stands as one great example for girls looking to follow suit.