Today we will set aside a bit to the new faces of the runways and are going to dedicate our usual space at Helena Christensen, big words, one of the major representatives of the phenomenon of the tops of the 90s that was to say in his day were the dominant of the world.
Has one of the most captivating looks, which together with its almost 1.80 of height, her cinnamon skin, her curves and her class have made it to be one of the biggest and most attractive both inside and outside the catwalks in the history.
Proof of this are the words of praise that the great designers have for it, from Karl Lagerfeld: “nobody has better legs than her,” up to Versace: “Helena has the most beautiful body I’ve ever seen”.
Already 40-year-old recently completed and mother of a child, Helena Christensen It can boast of being one of the most elegant and chic, women also nowadays, since although it has withdrawn from the runways still can be seen in countless events and publications. But it will be better that we go remembering how it all began.
Helena Christensen, Despite being Danish, can boast of own Latin blood in their veins. His father is Danish, and her Peruvian mother, which explains that exotic moreno in your skin tone. While one of their largest ambitions since little was devoted to the world of music, would soon begin to exploit their qualities in front of a camera. It would be at age 9 when he would have his early work as a model for children’s clothing.
In his teens would not forgotten in the fashion world, getting 17 years one of their major goals, to become in Miss Denmark. He not only got the title of being the most beautiful of his country, but that with this victory he got a passport to success. Marilyn Agency put their eyes on it and soon had a proposal to work in Paris after participating in Miss Universe.
In 1989 already would have its first work for Elle France from the hand of the photographer Friedemann Hauss, but its launch to stardom would be in March 1990 hand of Peter Lindbergh and the cover for the British edition of Vogue.
Would only take a few months to begin to see it paraded in Paris for Fendi, Azzedine Alaia and Martine Sitbon.
From that moment, it all starts to go very fast to Helena Christensen. It even makes his first steps in the world of television. It becomes the protagonist of the video clip Wicked Game of Chris Isaak, one of my favorite videos, which has been described by many as the video sexier in the history of music, you can check that reasons are not missing.
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Also has a small role in the movie Inferno premiered in 1992 and a cameo in the film Pret-a-porter in 1994, among others. The film always seduced him, in fact is currently in the filming of a Danish movie.
But going back to your review as a model, we can not forget the number of campaigns that starred. Their first campaigns were for Revlon (1993 and 1994) and Versace (1994) who is subsequently added an endless amount of work. In 1994 would also make appearance in the Pirelli Calendar photographed by Herb Ritts, where it would appear photographed next to Kate Moss o Cindy Crawford among others.
Each new work was a new step in his career, and in the mid-90s it was already considered as one of the most important models tops, something which then had a lot of merit. In 1996 it would star in 16 covers and producido for designers as Valentino, John Galiano, Christian Dior, Givenchy, etc. A year later would sign an exclusive contract with Victoria’s Secret.
But if there is a year to remember for Helena Christensen, 1999. That year co-founds the magazine Nylon, where it becomes editor in addition to being a co-founder, and is also dedicated to the photographic part, one of his passions as we will see later. Also his first and only son, from his relationship with the actor was born Norman Reedus.
Coinciding with the birth of his son, Helena decides to retire from the world of runways. But would not be a final withdrawal, because we could see it paraded in some that another guest appearance as we will see below.
From the year 2000 is more dedicated to advertising campaigns, we can be seen for example in the campaign of Alessandro Dell’Acqua photographed by Steven Klein. Such was the success of that campaign that subsequently protagonizaría the campaign of the fragrance, photographed by Helmut Newton and then sign a contract to return to the runway exclusively with the Italian House.
Also in 2003 producido, this time for Ungaro, being responsible for opening parade in Paris. Even dare to take the step as Designer, creating her own line of clothes called in 2005 Christensen & Sigersen, together with his friend, the designer Leif Sigersen, reaching open an own store in New York.
Then in 2007 we have seen her parading for the 60th anniversary of Christian Dior, next to Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell among others. That same year Helena would hold covers, but this time it is the main protagonist, but that would be the photographer, and as a sample, this cover of Vogue Spain to Valentina Zelyaeva, carried out by the very same Helena.
But despite performing covers as a photographer in 2009 still we can see in countless edits such as Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and Elle covers, and various advertising campaigns as the Agent Provocateur or the House of jewels Pilgrim.
A top model in capital letters, a unforgettable generation where many models of today should look at if you want to be something in the fashion world. By the way, our protagonist today seems to keep a romance with the singer of the Group Interpol, Paul Banks.
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