Thursday, March 29, 2012

Breaking the Curse

When the divine Constance Jablonski first emerged on the international runway circuit in 2008, I had reservations that her incredulous in your face beauty would hinder her long-term modelling prospects. In an industry where pretty newcomers are a dime a dozen, versatility, a point of interest and strategic management make the difference between runway filler and models with true staying power. Discovered at the Elite Model Look of the Year competition in 2006, Jablonski signed with Marilyn Model Management in New York before debuting at the Spring/Summer 2009 collections where she was an instant hit walking for BCBG Max Azria, Donna Karan, Lanvin and Louis Vuitton amongst others. Within a year Jablonski was able to keep the momentum going by notching up an unprecedented 72 show tally at the Spring/Summer 2010 collections to consolidate her status as one of the most buzzed about newcomers.

In Your Face Beauty - Constance Jablonski
Russh - May 2009
Photographer - Benny Horne
Source - models.com

A lot has transpired in the four-and-a-half years since Jablonski made the move from her home town in Lille, France to the bright lights of New York City. Twenty-two year old Jablonski has posed for a diverse array of publications including virtually every international edition of Vogue, American Harpers Bazaar, Love, W, Pop, V, Purple, Another Magazine, i-D and Russh. Of greater significance though is Jablonski's undisputed status as a model with campaign clout. Blue chip campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Sonia Rykiel, Bally, Hermés, Donna Karan, ck by Calvin Klein, not to mention a lucrative contract with Estée Lauder cosmetics, confirm her as one of the key players amongst  the current generation of top models.

Vogue China - June 2010
Photographer - Daniel Jackson
Source - models.com

British Vogue - May 2010
Photographer - Regan Cameron
Source - thefashionspot.com

US Vogue - February 2010
Photographer - Raymond Meier
Source - models.com

US Harpers Bazaar - May 2011
Photographer - Greg Kadel
Source - models.com

Vogue Italia - November 2011
Photographer - Greg Kadel
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

Paris Vogue - September 2010
Photographer - Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Source - models.com

Jablonski's popularity shows no signs of waning with editorial appearances in French Numéro, Allure, Russian Harpers Bazaar and the Italian, Japanese and Latino American editions of Vogue in 2012 alone. That coupled with Spring/Summer 2012 campaigns for H&M, Theyskens Theory, John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier as well as consecutive appearances in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, have kept Jablonski firmly amongst modelling's elite. Jablonski's success is a testament to her considerable modelling chops and to Marilyn Model Management's clever positioning of the classic French beauty in the market as a versatile model with global reach. 

French Numéro - April 2012
Photographer - Greg Kadel
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

French Numéro - April 2012
Photographer - Greg Kadel
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

French Numéro - April 2012
Photographer - Greg Kadel
Source - fashiongonerogue.com

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