Amber Valletta was born February 9, 1974 in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She started in the modeling industry at 15 at the Linda Layman Agency.
Her modeling career took off when she started with a shoot for Italian Vogue, and not long after that got the cover for French Elle.
Overall, Amber Valletta’s covers include: Vogue (UK, US, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, Australia, Russia), Elle (France, Germany, Canada, Argentina), Elle Topmodel, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Glamour, Numero, Cosmopolitan, Madame, Woman, Petra, Ragazza, Telva, i-D, Scene, Arena, Frank, Esquire, ES Magazine, Mademoiselle, Allure, W, Time.
She has worked the runway for: Alberta Ferretti, Sonia Rykiel, John Galliano, Anna Molinari, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Gucci, Prada, Thierry Mugler, Donna Karan, Missoni, Claude Montana, Ann Demeulemeester, Chloe, Christian Lacroix, Instante, Isaac Mizrahi, Jil Sander, Laurel, Todd Oldham, Byblos, Cerruti 1881, Fendi, Helmut Lang, Hermes, Iceberg, Lawrence Steele, MaxMara,Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez, Yohji Yamamoto, Anna Sui, Gianfranco Ferre, Owen Gaster, Matthew Williamson, Celine, John Bartlett, Louis Vuitton, Blumarine, Helmut Lang, Michael Kors, Bally, Gianni Versace, Valentino, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Versus, Burberry.
Amber Valletta’s campaigns have included: Alberta Ferretti, Anne Klein, Anne Klein II, Banana Republic, Bloomingdales, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein ‘Escape’ fragrance, Cantarelli, Carpezio Handbags, Chanel, Cerruti 1881, David Yurman, DKNY, Donna Karan, Donna Karan ‘Black Cashmere’ fragance, Elizabeth Arden, Elizabeth Arden ‘5th Avenue’, ‘Green Tea’, ‘Red Door’, ‘Splendor’ & ‘Sunflowers’ fragrances, Emanuel Ungaro, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, H & M, Hugo Boss, Iceberg, Istante, Jil Sander, Jones New York Signature, Joop!, Kejzar’s Cotton Line and Jeans, Lanvin, L’Oreal,Louis Vuitton, Martins, Morgan, Prada, Redken, Rimmel, ROC, Rolfs, Saks Fifth Avenue, Stella McCartney, Strenesse Group, Target Store, Trussardi Jeans, Valentino, Versace, Versus, X-O-X-O, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Zara.
“It is in the mind and the heart where we meet. It’s not the body-the body will change.”
“I know that some of the spiritual beliefs that I have are that if I come from a place of love, and I try to get out of my ego and my desire to want more and be selfish in any shape or form, then whatever I’m doing is not good.”
“I’m not interested in making clothes that are not accessible.”
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