- Carmen Kass
name = Carmen Kass
caption = Carmen Kass, July, 2007.
birthdate = birth_date_and_age|1978|9|14
height = height|ft=5|in=10
haircolor = Light Brown
eyecolor = Green
measurements = 86-61-86
dress size =
Women Model ManagementNew York Baltic Models Brave Model ManagementMilan Silent ModelsParis International Creative ManagementLondon
Carmen Kass (born
September 14, 1978in Paide, Estonia) is international supermodel[cite book |title=Europe on a Shoestring |last=Johnstone |first=Sarah |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2007 |publisher=Lonely Planet |location=p.325 |isbn=9781741045918 |pages= |url=http://books.google.com/books?id=_xvS1r8Ql0AC&pg=PA325 ] [cite book |title=Campaigning in Europe |last=Maier |first=Michaela |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2006 |publisher=LIT Verlag Berlin-Hamburg-Münster |location= |isbn=9783825893224 |pages=p.398 |url=http://books.google.com/books?id=j9NjsybIcgoC&pg=PA398 ]
Kass grew up in the
Estonian city of Paide. When she was a little girl, she lived in a cramped apartment in Sika village with her mother, who worked on a farm. At the age of fourteen, she was 'discovered' in a Tallinnsupermarket by an Italian modeling scout. Kass had wanted to compete for the Miss Estonia title, but an offer to fly to Milan, Italy, to start a modeling career seemed like a more glamorous and lucrative option.
Kass officially moved to
Parisat the age of 18. Soon after, she received exposure on the cover of magazines worldwide, such as "Vogue" ( France) in 1997, " ELLE" (Australia), " Image" (UK), "Madame Figaro", "Numéro France", "Vogue" (France), and "Vogue" (US) in 1999.
In 1999, Kass modeled for top designers such as
Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Prada, Versace, Fendi, Chanel, Chloé, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Givenchy. She also appeared in Victoria's Secretshows.
In addition, Kass has posed in numerous advertisements for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Fendi, Michael Kors, Versace, and also for
General Motors. She is also recognized for her appearances in a The Gap denim advertising campaign. Kass was a spokesperson for Revloncosmetics, Sephora, one of the world's leading cosmetics retailers, and the Christian Diorperfume, "J'adore".
Kass was awarded by "Vogue" as "Model of the Year" at the 2000
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.
As of 2006, she has appeared in campaigns for
Dsquared, Pedro del Hierro, Michael Kors and Chloéwith Malgosia Bela.In 2007, Kass has got ten campaigns only for the spring/summer collection, including Versace, Michael Kors, Pucci, Jones New York, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gap, Peek & Cloppenburg, Bedat & Co, Timeand Et Vous?.
She has now signed to be
Max Factornewest spokesperson.
Kass is well-known for her distinctive runway walk. A quirk of the Estonian supermodel is that while she is very tall, her feet are quite small (about an American size seven). It is said that she sometimes simply falls out of her shoes while walking.Fact|date=July 2007
In 2004, [http://www.us.imdb.com/name/nm1054204/ Kass starred] in the
Estonian murder-mystery film [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408286/ "Täna öösel me ei maga"] ("We Won't Sleep Tonight"). The international release was retitled [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408286/ "Set Point"] .
Also, in February 2004, she joined Estonia's ruling
Res Publica Party. Kass ran for the European Parliamentafter her homeland joined the European Unionin May 2004. She won about 2000 votes from the Estonian electorate, but was not elected to the European Parliament.
Kass plays chess [http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=1834] and was elected president of the
Estonian National Chess Leaguein 2004. She ran a campaign to obtain the right to organize the 2008 Chess Olympicsin Tallinn; however, that right was given to Dresden, Germany. [http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0204/28kass.html]
She is part owner of her mother agency,
Kass, her sister and brother were raised only by their mother Koidu Põder. Her older sister Victoria De Luna (b.
August 15, 1976) was married to singer Joel De Lunaand they have son Antonio Sebastian (b. 1997) and daughter Sinencia Jasmine (b.1999). [ [http://ajaviide.delfi.ee/news/inimesed/article.php?id=18231218 Joel De Luna saab jälle isaks?] SL Õhtuleht - February 19, 2008] The couple separated in 2004 after they both were charged with drug trafficking. Joel served three years in an Estonian prison and was released in 2006 while Victoria was on parole for three years. [ [http://tartu.postimees.ee/170907/esileht/krimi/231993.php Joel De Luna pääses vanglast välja] Tartu Postimees - December 1, 2006] Carmen's older brother Kutty Kass (b. 1974) is involved in real estate [ [http://paber.ekspress.ee/viewdoc/8D064A02D41C8CB7C2256E8400294BFB Kassi-pere varjatud äri] Eesti Ekspress - April 29, 2004] and has son Carl Christian (b. December 26, 2007) with girlfriend Sigrid. [ [http://www.sloleht.ee/index.aspx?v=forum&subtopicID=85471 Carmen Kass sai kolmandat korda tädiks] SL Õhtuleht - February 5, 2008]
Kass attended Lee Strasberg Studios in New York, where she was classmate with
Kass has dated
Leonardo DiCaprioand restaurant owner Richie Akiva. [ [http://www.ekspress.ee/viewdoc/9274770F119BD9C4C2256F08003F936D Carmen & Ricky] Eesti Ekspress - September 9, 2004] She is currently involved with Eric Lobron, a German chess champion. [ [http://paber.ekspress.ee/viewdoc/6AF0CC376A4DB854C2256F710049AC0F Kassi aasta 2004] Eesti Ekspress - December 23, 2004]
*imdb name|id=1054204|name=Carmen Kass
* [http://www.miqrogroove.com/carmen-kass/ Carmen Kass] at Miqrogroove.com largest fan site since 2002
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Estonian model
DATE OF BIRTH=
September 14, 1978
PLACE OF BIRTH=
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Carmen Kass — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Carmen Kass Carmen Kass en julio de 2007. Nombre real Carmen Kass … Wikipedia Español
Carmen Kass — en 2007 Carmen Kass (née le 14 septembre 1978 à Paide, en Estonie), est un mannequin estonien. Sommaire 1 Mannequinat … Wikipédia en Français
Carmen Kass — mit ihrem Freund Eric Lobron, 2007 Carmen Kass (* 14. September 1978 in Paide) ist ein estnisches Topmodel und eine Schachfunktionärin. Inhaltsverzeichnis … Deutsch Wikipedia
Kass — may refer to:Places*Qass, Azerbaijan People*Carmen Kass (born 1978), Estonian supermodel. *Danny Kass (born 1982), American snowboarder. *Deborah Kass (born 1952), American painter *John Kass (born 1956), American journalist. *Leon Kass (born… … Wikipedia
Kass — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Antonius Kass (* 1963 ) deutscher Sportmediziner und Volleyballspieler Carmen Kass (* 1978), estnisches Topmodel Danny Kass (* 1982), US amerikanischer Snowboarder Pnina Moed Kass (* 1938 ) israelische… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Carmen — ist ein weiblicher Vorname und ein Familienname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Namensbedeutung 2 Namenstag 3 Varianten 4 Bekannte Namensträger … Deutsch Wikipedia
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show — Victoria s Secret Angels … Wikipedia
Maggie Rizer — Born January 9, 1978 (1978 01 09) (age 33) Staten Island, New York Height 5 9 Hair color Blonde, dyed red Eye colo … Wikipedia
Gisele Bündchen — Gisele redirects here. For other uses, see Giselle (disambiguation). Gisele Bündchen Gisele Bündchen in 2009 Born Gisele Caroline Bündchen 20 Jul … Wikipedia
Daniela Peštová — Born October 14, 1970 (1970 10 14) (age 41) Teplice, Czech Republic Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Hair color Blonde Eye color Blue … Wikipedia