“In fashion you have to be strong”. These words have been pronounced by a beautiful Italian supermodel, Elisa Sednaoui. Her blood is a mixture of French, Egyptian and of course Italian, and the result is a tall, brown haired beautiful woman with deep green eyes. One of the most famous Italian fashion models, Elisa Sednaoui is worldwide known not only for her collaborations with the most important fashion maisons and photographers but also for her brilliant career as actress.
The 24 years old Italian supermodel has already many experiences to list in the world of fashion, as well as in her personal life. Born in Bra (in the North of Italy), she lived her childhood in Egypt, and came back to Italy to study languages at school. She started to model when she was only fourteen, but her studies had to go first, so she finished her school and then dedicated herself to the catwalks.
During a show, she was spotted by Christian Louboutin, the famous French red-soled shoes’ designer, who became her protector and launched her in the worldwide fashion panorama. Elisa Sednaoui became the face, and body, of many renowned fashion houses, beginning from the department store H&M and the lingerie brand Victoria’s secret. Soon came the success linked with names such as Brioni, Diesel and Von Furstenberg, and the Italian fashion model became the muse of Armani and Chanel, working for the two big maisons in different occasions.
2008 was an important year for Elisa Sednaoui, as the Italian supermodel debuted on the New York’s catwalks dressed by Dolce&Gabbana. An Italian fashion model and an Italian fashion maison, a winning match that began to ride the crest of the success. During the same year, the great photographer Tom Munro portrayed her as testimonial of Love Moschino. There were many other important photographers’ names in her career, from Michel Comte to Oliviero Toscani. She was also one of the Italian fashion models that appeared in the 2011 edition of the Pirelli Calendar, immortalized in sensual and creative poses by Karl Lagerfeld.
Her Curriculum Vitae includes also the advertising campaigns for the famous maisons Emilio Pucci or Diane von Fürstenberg, as well as the covers of many international fashion magazines, such as Vogue Germany or the French L’Officiel. Elisa Sednaoui was also named rising star by the same Vogue website in 2010, as a recognition of the talent of the young Italian supermodel, which isn’t limited to the runways.
In fact, Elisa has crossed the line between the catwalk and the stage, starting an acting career, as many other Italian fashion models did. “Not before, not after” by the Lithuanian director Sharunas Bartas was the movie that marked her debut in the big screen in 2008. Just two years later she was the female protagonist of the French comedy “Bus Palladium” by Christopher Thompson. The smile she is famous for in the sparkling world of fashion has conquered also the public in front of the big screen.
She can speak five languages, she spent her life traveling all over the world, and she has always liked it, but the places she loves most are the Egyptian Luxor and New York, where she’s actually living. Elisa Sednaoui is a sensible and simple woman, with the passion for Yoga and for Louboutin’s bags, a strong sense for fashion and sure enough a strong personality, which she wanted to show through acting.
Her beautiful eyes and smile are the passport that have opened to the Italian fashion model many doors all over the globe. One of the heirs of the supermodels of the previous generation, Elisa Sednaoui is the future of Italian fashion, the standard-bearer of the Mediterranean beauty worldwide.