Elise Crombez, Belgian Gateways Queen

Elise Crombez, Belgian Gateways Queen

Reviewing old comments I found a reference on Elise Crombez. And the truth, I could not resist to choose it as a model for this week, in addition to its imposing presence on the catwalks, also for his extensive and rather than recognized international career in the world of fashion.

Elise Crombez, is one of the few Belgian models that you have managed to triumph over the runways. At least right now not has come to mind that nationality models that have reached the level of our protagonist. And it is that it is difficult to see models Belgian, Dutch, and even French, with a few exceptions, in a world so dominated by the models of this and by the Brazilian.

Already at the age of 26, road 27, our protagonist was born in the Belgian town of Mouscron and would not be until the age of 17, when he would have his first making contact with the world of fashion.

It was in 1999 when Elise, accompanied by a friend took part in the competition of models in a town near his hometown. Participation in the contest earned him to sign by the Agency Dominique Models, one of the most important in Belgium and begin well one of his greatest dreams as she herself has stated on more than one occasion.

A year later he moved to Paris and begin to parade for designers of second row as Akira Isogawa, Jean Colonna, y Azzedine Alaia among others. Little by little, your cache begins to rise, and already in 2002 we see it paraded for Chanel, Dior or Givenchy in his haute couture collection.

But the true pitch, if I may use the expression, took place at the end of 2002, where Elise Crombez become the image of Prada, a contract that would be renewed in 2005. And it is that you know of Miuccia Prada’s predilection for the models with a special and enigmatic looks.

This campaign, along with the of Ralph Lauren that it would take place in the same year, it would be better to become one of the most important models of the time coinciding with his move to New York.

Also as you know in these cases, an increase of popularity and cache is proportional to the number of covers that you acaparas. And this time the rule becomes to comply, in 2003 would be home of the Japanese vogue and of the Italian Vogue, two times in each year. It would be also home of Harper’s Bazaar, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and in 2004 would be three times home in the Vogue Italy, almost nothing.

His best years on the catwalks were from 2003 to 2007. Four intense years with more than 70 parades per season, including Haute Couture and also the parade of Victoria ’ s Secrets in 2007.

In addition, during those four years he starred in countless advertising campaigns, as of Jil Sander, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Lacoste, L perfume ’ Air du Temps de Nina Ricci, Women ’ s Secrets and a long etcetera. Even TV spots as he starred in for GAP.

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Too much work in a short time which eventually saturate Elise, as she claimed, at the time, which caused that in 2007 he would return to Paris to begin studies in dramatic art. Although it seems still not clear that his intention is to dedicate to the world of cinema, it is something that does not rule out in the near future.

Coinciding with their return to the French capital, its work on catwalk decreases, but we can still be seen in numerous parades. In fact we have seen it a few months ago, going back and forth to Christopher Kane, Pollini and of course Prada, in Milan.

Also we can still see it in numerous advertising campaigns. Last year was the image of El Corte Inglés for spring 2008 and was also image of Elie Tahari, while for this 2009 you have already worked in the campaign of Jonathan Saunder ’ s.

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