Daria Strokous, popular model
Daria Strokous is one of the most famous and popular Russian models. Daria is not only a successful model, but also a film actress and a photographer.
Strokous was born on September 25, 1990 in Moscow in an ordinary family, but as a child she had to live in a small African nation of Benin, as her father was a military diplomat. There she lived and studied until the age of 5.
Parents sent her to study at the Moscow State University, but she decided to send her photos to a modeling agency. 17-year-old Daria was noticed by one of the famous modeling agencies.
After thinking a little more, she left university and went to conquer Paris. In July 2007, she made her debut at Fashion Week in Milan, working exclusively for Prada.
In 2008, she had already worked with famous brands such as Jil Sander and Givenchy. Her face appeared on the pages of Marie Claire. And V Magazine included her in their Top 10 best models of the year.
In 2009, Daria walked for Valentino and Elie Saab in Paris.
Strokous appeared on the covers of Vogue Italia, Numero, Vogue Japan, Vogue Russia, Vogue China as well as in W Magazine, Vogue UK, American Vogue, V, Marie Claire.
Daria has done campaigns for Dior, Prada, Chanel, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Alberta Ferretti, H&M, Juicy Couture and others; walked for Marni, Donna Karan, Narciso Rodriguez, Diane Von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Jil Stuart and Lanvin.
In addition to modeling, she is professionally engaged in photography and is a student of William Esper Studio. So, her debut exhibition of photographs took place in 2009. It was presented during Fashion’s Night Out and held as a charity event.
In 2011 she starred in a small role in the film Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh. She also appeared as the lead model in the short film for Dior “Secret Garden – Versailles” by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
She took part in a project of on-line magazine Nomenusquarterly by Eric Madigan Heck, the founder of the magazine.
In 2012, Strokous posed for Karl Lagerfeld himself, when he shot the advertising campaign for his pre-fall collection.
On August 2013 she was ranked No. 6 on the Top 50 Models Women list by Models.com, influential American fashion website.
The leading brands offer her to participate in their shows and represent them in advertising campaigns.
In the course of her hard work, top model gets very tired, and therefore appreciates peace and quiet. Now she lives in New York, in the trendy Manhattan, and can see her parents only 3 times a year.