British (English)

Karen Elson

British (English)
Born January 14 1979
in Manchester, England, UK
Global Rank
Hair
Eyes
Height
Bust
Waist
Hips
Dress
Shoes
Red
Blue
US/EU/UK
5'10" / 178cm
33 / 84
24 / 61
34 / 86.5
4 / 34
8 / 38.5 / 5.5
"“Not many models would admit to actually enjoying having their photograph taken and whatnot. And I do.”"
Karen in Fashion TV

Agencies

Representing
Agencies

Magazine Covers

Credited

20241

March Vogue UK

20234

December Vogue Netherlands, Vogue Netherlands
November Vogue UK
January Paper

20222

February Harper's Bazaar UK, Harper's Bazaar UK

20219

December Glass UK, Vogue China
November Elle Russia, Elle Russia, Elle Russia
September InStyle USA
May The Nashville Edit
April Vogue Greece, Vogue Greece

20201

August The Sunday Times Style

20199

September InStyle USA, Vogue Russia
July Vogue Italy
May Dazed
March Vogue Czechoslovakia, Vogue Czechoslovakia, Vogue Czechoslovakia, Vogue Czechoslovakia
February Vogue Brazil

20184

December Chaos, Vogue Ukraine
November ES Magazine
September Purple Fashion

20173

December Puss Puss
June Harper's Bazaar UK
February This Is Tiffany

20165

October Vogue Italy
August ES Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Russia
April Harper's Bazaar Thailand
March Harper's Bazaar Singapore

20153

December Vogue Italy
April Vogue Italy
March Vogue Thailand

20146

October Vogue Mexico
September Vogue Japan, Vogue Ukraine, Vogue Italy
August Vogue Korea
June Numéro France

20138

October Vogue Korea
September Vogue Collections China, Harper's Bazaar Spain
June Net-A-Porter Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Ukraine
May Harper's Bazaar UK, Harper's Bazaar UK, Vogue Italy

20121

September i-D

20116

October Vogue Italy, Vogue Korea
June Zoo
April El País Semanal
March Muse
February Vogue Japan

20091

June Numéro France

20082

September Vogue UK
August Vogue Italy

20071

April Vogue Italy

20061

December Vogue Italy

20053

October Vogue Italy
July Vogue Japan
April Vogue Korea

20045

December Vogue Italy
November Numéro France
September Vogue USA
July Vogue Italy
June Vogue Italy

20031

March French Revue De Modes

20011

September The Face

20006

December Vogue Germany
May Numéro France
April Vogue Italy
March Vogue Italy
January Vogue Italy, Vogue Italy

19991

February Vogue Italy

19983

October Vogue Italy
August Vogue Taiwan
January Vogue Spain

19974

December Vogue France
September Elle Singapore
March Vogue Italy
February Vogue Italy

Confirmed

China: 'Vogue Collections' - Fall/Winter 2013
France: 'Vogue' (Paris) - December/January 1997; 'Elle' - September 15, 1997; 'Numero' #13 - May 2000; 'Elle' - December 22 2003; 'Numéro' - November 2004; 'Numero' - June/July 2009; 'Jalouse' - August 2010
Germany: 'Elle' - August 1997; 'Marie Claire' - March 1997; 'Vogue' - January 2001; 'Marie Claire' - March 2001; 'Zoo' - #31 Summer 2011
Italy: 'Vogue' - February & March 1997; 'Vogue' (Supplement) - March 1997; Vogue - Italy October 1998; 'Vogue' - February 1999; 'Vogue' - March 2000; 'Vogue' - June & December 2004; 'Vogue' - October 2005; 'Vogue' - December 2006, April 2007; 'Vogue' - August 2008; 'Muse' - March 2011; 'Vogue' - October 2011; 'Vogue' - May 2013
Japan: 'Elle' - September 1997; 'Vogue' - July 2005; 'Vogue' - May 2007; 'Vogue' - February 2011
Korea: 'Vogue' - September 2004; 'Vogue' - April 2005; 'Harper's Bazaar' - August 2005; 'Vogue' - January 2011; 'Vogue' - October 2013
Spain: 'Vogue' - January 1998; 'Harper's Bazaar' - September 2013
UK: 'The Face' - August 1997; 'Dazed & Confused' - December 2000; 'Vogue' - January 2002; 'Harpers & Queen' - April 2002; '10' - Fall/Winter 2003; 'Dazed & Confused' - October 2005; 'Vogue' - September 2008; 'Lula' - Fall/Winter 2009; 'Harper's Bazaar' - October 2010; 'i-D' - Fall 2012; 'Harper's Bazaar' - May 2013
Ukraine: 'Harper's Bazaar' - June 2013
US: 'George' - September 1998; 'Vogue' - September 2004;
'Dutch' - January/February 2000; 'Nylon' - April 2001; 'Picture' - June 2001; 'Dutch' #37 - January/February 2002; 'Foam' - July 2010

Editorials

Credited

20241

February La Repubblica delle Donne

20234

November Vogue UK
September W
April Vogue UK
January Paper

20224

November V Magazine
September Vogue USA
March Harper's Bazaar Mexico
February Harper's Bazaar UK

202111

December The Face, Glass UK
November Allure, Elle Russia
September Vogue USA, InStyle USA
May Elle Quebec, The Nashville Edit
April Vogue Greece
March Vogue USA, Elle USA

20204

August The Sunday Times Style
July Vogue UK
March Telegraph Fashion
January Vogue UK

201912

December i-D
September InStyle USA, Vogue Russia
August Vogue USA, Vogue Russia
July Vogue Italy
May Dazed, WSJ
March Vogue Czechoslovakia, Vogue UK
February Self Service, Vogue Brazil

201812

December Chaos, Vogue Ukraine
October W, Vogue Italy
September Purple Fashion, Vogue Italy, V Magazine, LOVE
March Numéro France
February InStyle USA, Vogue USA, LOVE

20175

June Harper's Bazaar UK, Harper's Bazaar UK
May Porter
March W
February This Is Tiffany

20169

October Vogue Italy
September Vogue Italy
August ES Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Russia, W
July Harper's Bazaar UK
June Vogue UK, Vogue UK
March Harper's Bazaar Singapore

20156

September Elle USA
August Vogue USA
May Vogue UK
April Vogue Italy
March Vogue Thailand
January Pirelli Calendar

201412

October Vogue Mexico
September Stylist, Vogue Italy, Lui France, Vogue Italy, Vogue Ukraine, Vogue Japan
August Vogue USA, Vogue Korea
June Numéro France
May W, Net-A-Porter Magazine

201318

December Vogue UK
October Vogue Korea
September Harper's Bazaar UK, double Magazine, Interview, Vogue Collections China, Vogue France, W, Harper's Bazaar UK
August LOVE, Vogue Italy
July Vogue Italy, Vogue USA
June Net-A-Porter Magazine
May Vogue Italy, Harper's Bazaar UK
January Vogue USA, Vogue UK

20126

November W
September Vogue UK, Vogue USA
May Vogue USA
April Vogue USA
February LOVE

201119

November Tatler Russia, Vogue China
October Vogue USA, Vogue Korea, Vogue Italy
September W
August W, Vogue USA
June Zoo, Vogue Japan, Vogue USA
May Vogue USA
April Vogue USA
March LOVE, Muse, Vogue Italy, Vogue USA, V Magazine, Interview

20104

December Vogue USA
November Stella UK
February Publications
January Vogue Italy

20099

December Vogue Italy
November Vogue USA
September Vogue USA
August Vogue France
July Vogue USA
May Vogue USA, Vogue USA, Vogue USA
March Vogue USA

20087

December Vogue UK
October Vogue UK
September Vogue UK
August Vogue Italy
April Vogue UK
March Vogue USA, Vogue Italy

20061

December Vogue USA

20053

May Vogue USA
March Vogue USA
January Vogue USA

200410

October W
September Vogue USA
July Vogue USA
June Vogue USA
May Vogue USA, Vogue USA, Vogue USA
March Vogue USA, Vogue Italy
February Vogue USA

20033

November Vogue USA
July Vogue Italy
June Vogue USA

20023

May Dazed & Confused, Vogue USA
January Vogue Italy

20013

November Vogue USA, Vogue USA
June Vogue USA

20002

August Vogue USA
January Harper's Bazaar USA

199910

December Harper's Bazaar USA, Vogue USA
November Vogue USA
October Vogue USA
September Vogue UK, Vogue USA, Vogue USA, Vogue France
July Vogue USA
February Vogue UK

199812

December Vogue USA
September Vogue USA
July Vogue USA
June Vogue UK, Vogue USA
April Vogue USA
March Vogue USA, Vogue USA, Vogue USA
January Vogue Italy, Vogue USA, The Face

199714

December Vogue USA, Vogue USA
November Vogue USA
September Vogue USA, Vogue USA, Vogue USA
August Vogue USA
July Vogue USA, Vogue USA
June Vogue Italy
May Vogue Italy
March Glamour Italy, Vogue Italy
February Vogue Italy

19961

March Marie Claire USA

Fashion Shows

Credited

2023

Spring/Summer - (London) Burberry ,

2022

Spring/Summer - (Paris) Balmain , AZ Factory ,
Autumn/Winter - (New York) Christian Siriano ,
Autumn/Winter - (Paris) Off-White ,

2021

Spring/Summer - (Milan) Fendi ,

2020

Spring/Summer - (London) Tommy Hilfiger , Simone Rocha ,
Spring/Summer - (Paris) Valentino Couture , Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture , Mugler ,
Spring/Summer - (New York) rag & bone , Kate Spade New York ,
Autumn/Winter - (Milan) Fendi ,

2019

Spring/Summer - (Milan) Salvatore Ferragamo , Marni , Dolce & Gabbana , Max Mara ,
Spring/Summer - (New York) Proenza Schouler , Michael Kors Collection ,
Autumn/Winter - (Florence) Luisaviaroma ,
Autumn/Winter - (New York) Tomo Koizumi , Michael Kors Collection ,

2016

Spring/Summer - (New York) Marc Jacobs ,
Autumn/Winter - (Paris) Atelier Versace ,

2014

Spring/Summer - (New York) Michael Kors Collection , Jason Wu ,
Autumn/Winter - (Paris) Givenchy ,
Autumn/Winter - (New York) Michael Kors Collection , Diane Von Furstenberg , Donna Karan New York ,
Autumn/Winter - (London) Tom Ford ,

2012

Spring/Summer - (Paris) Miu Miu ,
Spring/Summer - (New York) Marchesa ,

2002

Autumn/Winter - (Milan) Anna Molinari , Miu Miu ,
Autumn/Winter - (New York) Anna Sui ,
Spring/Summer - (New York) Anna Sui ,

2001

Spring/Summer - (Milan) Miu Miu , Alessandro Dell'Acqua , Moschino ,
Spring/Summer - (Paris) Chanel ,
Spring/Summer - (New York) Anna Sui ,
Autumn/Winter - (New York) Anna Sui , Marc by Marc Jacobs ,
Autumn/Winter - (Milan) Anna Molinari ,

2000

Autumn/Winter - (New York) Anna Sui ,

Confirmed

Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 1997 {Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Anna Molinari, Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Callaghan, Cerruti 1881, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Lacroix, Clements Ribeiro, Comme des Garçons, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Guy Laroche, Genny, Ghost, Gucci, Hermès, Hussein Chalayan, Iceberg, Isaac Mizrahi, Jil Sander, Junko Shimada, Karl Lagerfeld, Lawrence Steele, Marc Jacobs, Martine Sitbon, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Moschino, Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Richard Tyler, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ter et Bantine, Todd Oldham, Trussardi}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 1997 {Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Chanel, Gianni Versace, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Pierre Balmain}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1998 {Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Anna Molinari, Blumarine, Comme des Garçons, Christian Lacroix, Cerruti 1881, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Givenchy, Helmut Lang, Hermès, Iceberg, Jil Sander, Lawrence Steele, Martine Sitbon, MaxMara, Miu Miu, Moschino, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sportmax, Trussardi, Valentino, Versus}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1998 {Chanel, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1999 {Lawrence Steele}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 1999 {Dolce & Gabbana, Gianni Versace, Loewe, Narciso Rodriquez}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2000 {Anna Sui, Ann Demeulemeester, Antonio Berardi, Badgley Mischka, Byblos, Céline, Chanel, Christian Dior, Costume National, Daryl K, Dolce & Gabbana, D&G, Gai Mattiolo, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, John Bartlett, Lawrence Steele, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Thimister, TSE New York, Versace, Versus, Victor Alfaro}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2000 {Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Daryl K, Helmut Lang, Jeremy Scott, John Bartlett, Joop, Lanvin, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, Tse, Valentino, Victor Alfaro}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2001 {Balenciaga, Chloe, D&G, Helmut Lang, John Bartlett, Lanvin, Laurence Steele, Salvatore Ferregamo, Valentino, Versace}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2001 {Christian Dior, Emmanuel Ungaro, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Versace}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2001 {Antonio Berardi, Balenciaga, Bally, Marni, Olivier Theyskens}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2002 {Alexander McQueen, An American View, Bill Blass, Cacharel, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dries Van Noten, Fendi, Helmut Lang, Imitation of Christ, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, John Galliano, Katayone Adeli, Lawrence Steele, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Martine Sitbon, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Olivier Theyskens, Prada, Rick Owens, Stella McCartney, Strenesse, Versace, Versus, Viktor & Rolf, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2002 {Imitation of Christ}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2002 {Jean-Paul Gaultier}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2003 {Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dries Van Noten, James Coviello, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, Marc Jacobs, Martine Sitbon, M.R.S., Viktor & Rolf, Zac Posen}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2003 {Jean-Paul Gaultier}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2003 {Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Badgley Mischka, Diane von Furstenberg, Kenneth Cole, Luella, Michael Kors, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2004 {Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche, MaxMara, Moschino, Prada, MiuMiu, Roberto Cavalli, Hermès, Alexander McQueen, Gai Mattiolo}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2005 {Alexander McQueen, Anna Molinari, Anna Sui, Behnaz Sarafpour, Bill Blass, Burberry, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dries van Noten, Emilio Pucci, Giles Deacon, Hermes, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Louis Vuitton, Luca Luca, Luella Bartley, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Stephen Burrows, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Viktor & Rolf, YSL Rive Gauche, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2005 {Alberta Ferretti, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Anna Sui, Behnaz Sarafpour, Bill Blass, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries van Noten, Fendi, Hermes, Hussein Chalayan, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Luella Bartley, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Michael Kors, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Riccardo Tisci, Roberto Cavalli, Roberto Menichetti, Sophia Kokosalaki, Valentino, Versace, Viktor & Rolf, YSL Rive Gauche, Zac Posen, Zaldy}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2006 {Anna Sui, Giles Deacon, Marc Jacobs, Zaldy}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2006 {Marc Jacobs}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2007 {Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2008 {Anna Sui, Rodarte, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2009 {Chanel, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2010 {Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera, Fashion for Relief, Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2011 {Alexander Wang, Tom Ford}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2011 {Givenchy}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2012 {Anna Sui, Marchesa}
Victoria's Secret {2001}

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Credited

2024

Spring/Summer - Burberry ,

2023

Cruise - Gucci ,

2020

Spring/Summer - Shiseido , Kate Spade New York , Etro ,
Autumn/Winter - Shiseido ,

2019

Spring/Summer - Vivienne Westwood , Dolce & Gabbana , Hobo ,
Autumn/Winter - Holt Renfrew ,

2018

Autumn/Winter - Holt Renfrew , Cos Sweden ,
Spring/Summer - Tom Ford ,

2017

Spring/Summer - Anne Klein , Miu Miu ,

2016

Autumn/Winter - Valentino ,

2015

Spring/Summer - Cartier ,

2014

Spring/Summer - Louis Vuitton , Jason Wu , PAULE KA , Sonia Rykiel ,
Autumn/Winter - Kurt Geiger , Moschino ,
Resort - (New York) Miu Miu ,

2013

Autumn/Winter - Louis Vuitton , Lover The Label , Marks & Spencer , Tiffany & Co. ,
Resort - Miu Miu ,
Spring/Summer - Tiffany & Co. ,

2012

Spring/Summer - Roberto Cavalli ,
Holiday - Tiffany & Co. ,

2011

Autumn/Winter - Roberto Cavalli ,

2010

Autumn/Winter - (Paris) Louis Vuitton ,

2009

Spring/Summer - Tom Ford Eyewear ,
Autumn/Winter - Roberto Cavalli ,

2007

Spring/Summer - Saint Laurent ,

2005

Spring/Summer - (Milan) Prada ,
Spring/Summer - Jean-Paul Gaultier Fragrance , Saint Laurent , Giorgio Armani , Giorgio Armani , Burberry ,

2004

Spring/Summer - Louis Vuitton ,
Autumn/Winter - (Milan) Prada ,

2003

Spring/Summer - Escada ,

2002

Autumn/Winter - Valentino ,

2001

Autumn/Winter - Christian Dior , Costume National ,

2000

Spring/Summer - Valentino ,
Autumn/Winter - Valentino ,

1999

Autumn/Winter - Versace ,

1997

Autumn/Winter - Versace ,

Confirmed

Catalogues

Credited

2019

Autumn/Winter - Holt Renfrew ,

Look books

Credited

2022

Resort - Moschino ,

2021

Spring/Summer - (Milan) Tod's ,
Autumn/Winter - (Milan) Moschino ,

2020

Spring/Summer - Nellie Partow ,
Resort - Nellie Partow ,
Autumn/Winter - Kate Spade New York ,

2018

Fall - Marchesa ,

2001

Spring/Summer - Valentino Roma ,

TRIVIA

- Karen was 16 years old when she was discovered by a Boss scout in Manchester, England. Her career took off when she was 17 and photographer Steven Meisel convinced her to shave her eyebrows off and dye her hair bright red for her first cover appearance for Italian Vogue.
- In 1998 she won the Vogue/VH1 Model of the Year Award.
- Karen has a non-identical twin sister called Kate, who is also a model, and two older step-brothers.
- Karen appeared in the 2001 & 2006 Pirelli Calendar.
- She appeared in the music video 'Blue Orchid' (2005) by American duo The White Stripes.

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