Karolína Kurková was born in Děčín, Czechoslovakia, on February 28, 1984. She began her modeling career when a friend of hers submitted her images to a modeling agency in Prague, and soon after landed a runway modeling job. She soon moved to Milan and landed a modeling contract with Prada.
Her modeling career really began to take off with an editorial in Vogue, and then a cover on the same magazine in February 2001. Around that time she was signed to walk the runway for Victoria’s Secret, at the age of just 16.
Karolína Kurková has been on the cover of: Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Numero, Glamour, Flair, Telva, Marie Claire, Elle, Nova, Photo, W.
She has walked the runway for: Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Antonio Berardi, Calvin Klein, D&G, Dsquared2, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Douglas Hannant, Fendi, Helmut Lang, Hussein Chalayan, Jil Sander, Krizia, MaxMara,Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Rocco Barocco, Rochas, Sean John, Sportmax, Strenesse, Viktor & Rolf, Zanella, Chanel,Givenchy, Azzedine Alaia, Behnaz Sarafpour, Custo Barcelona, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Matthew Williamson, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Balenciaga, Bill Blass, Carlos Miele, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, John Galliano, Luella Bartley, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Paco Rabanne, Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Valentino, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Anna Molinari, Blumarine, Byblos, Chado Ralph Rucci, Costume National, Emilio Pucci, Hussein Chalayan, Marni, Prada, Samsonite BlackLabel, TSE, Vera Wang, Viktor & Rolf, YSL Rive Gauche, and Zac Posen.
Karolína Kurková has been featured in campaigns for: Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, eLUXURY.com, Express, Furla, Giuliano Teso, H&M, Hugo Boss fragrance, La Perla, Louis Vuitton, Mango, MOGA, Plein Sud, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Versace, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Saint Laurent, and Zeki.
Karolína Kurková In Person:
“The beauty comes with the balance. Everyone should find his own balance in his personal as well as his professional life. Once you do so, you will feel and look beautiful.”
“Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.”
“There is the glamour side of it, which allows you to meet great variety of people with whom you simply can have a good time, but there’s also the sad side of it that drags you into a superficial and artificial world.”
“A girl who is interested in becoming a model must first accept the fact that she is the product. She must be ready to deal with a lot of rejection.”
Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, eLUXURY.com, Express, Furla, Giuliano Teso, H&M, Hugo Boss fragrance, La Perla, Louis Vuitton, Mango, MOGA, Plein Sud, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Versace, Victoria’s Secret, Yves Saint Laurent, and Zeki.
Also published on Medium.