Jourdan Dunn is the next Naomi Campbell
There's no stopping Jourdan Dunn, the London-born British model. The 22-year old continues to reap sweet success on the catwalk having posed in the past for Prada, Gaultier, Calvin Klein, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and other big names in the fashion industry. Not since the days of supermodel Naomi Campbell has another model gained celebrity status.
Jourdan Dunn was discovered by the iconic Storm Models, the same agency that groomed Kate Moss. Dunn has successfully completed modelling stints for lots of big names in the fashion industry. Her modelling career started in 2007 when she first did the New York runway parading clothes for Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs. She was the first black model to sashay for Prada in 2008, more than a decade after supermodel Campbell hit the runway. Since then it has been a busy schedule for the statuesque model.
She has just completed The Edit (Net-a-Porter) Magazine with Ben Toms as the photographer. Jourdan has also finished the cover shoot for the Spring/Summer 2013 Antidote Magazine. Other ad campaigns Dunn participated in include Yves Saint Laurent Teint Touche Eclat, River Island, Tommy Hilfiger and Aldo.
The British model cat walked for several big names this year including Tom Ford, Burberry, Christopher Kane, and Richard Nicoll. At the home front, Jourdan joined Topshop and Issa shows in February 2013. As if her schedule is not full enough she has also strutted at many fashion shows for well-known names such as Peter Pilotto, Ralph Lauren, J. Mendel, Marchesa, Carolina Herrera, DVF and others. Dunn has practically done every big name throughout her career and she continues to make waves in the fashion industry with her sultry looks.
Indeed, Jourdan Dunn has come a long way since she was discovered in 2006 at the age of 16. Named 'Model of the Year' at the 2008 British Fashion Awards, Jourdan does not only sit on her laurels. In 2009, she gave birth to a baby boy who was diagnosed with the sickle-cell anaemia, an inherited, non-contagious condition common amongst those with African or Afro-Caribbean descent. Since then, Jourdan said frankly she will use her influence in the fashion world to raise awareness for the disease.