Hannelore Knuts

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Hannelore Knuts
Hannelore Knuts.jpg
Knuts in Paris, October 2006.
Born (1977-11-04) 4 November 1977 (age 41)[1]
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)[1]
Hair colorBlack[1]
Eye colorBlue[1]
AgencyThe Model CoOp (New York)
Elite Model Management (Paris)
Special Management (Milan)
Models 1 (London)
Dominique Models (Brussels)
M4 Models (Hamburg) [2]

Hannelore Knuts (born 4 November 1977) is a Belgian actress and fashion model who began modeling in the late 90s.[3] According to Vanity Fair, " She started modeling for Branquinho and Simons shortly after being spotted at the Antwerp train station, and would go on to model for Gucci and Chanel."[4]

She has appeared on the cover of Vogue seven times: five times on the Italian edition, and once each on the South Korean and Japanese editions.[1] Her 2011-12 film credits include Nicolas Provost's The Invader[5] and the Radio Soulwax project Dave, in which she plays the title role of David Bowie.[6]

She has collaborated on art projects with several artists,[3] including a project in 2011 where video artists applied 365 layers of makeup to her face.[7] She served as the model for Michaël Borremans's painting The Angel.[8] In 2013, she curated an exhibition "UltraMegaLore" at the Modemuseum Hasselt [nl], based on her career of acting and modeling.[3][9]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Hannelore Knuts". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  2. ^ https://models.com/models/hannelore-knuts
  3. ^ a b c Denolf, Wim (13 November 2018). "Top model Hannelore Knuts (41) looks back: "Glitter and glamor could be stolen from me"". Knack Weekend. Retrieved 13 August 2019. Hannelore Knuts (41) broke through as a model in the late nineties. She did campaigns for Chanel, Prada and Gucci, ran almost all shows and became a muse of Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier. She also curated the UltraMegaLore expo at the Hasselt Fashion Museum, acted in The Invader by Nicolas Provost and Dave by Radio Soulwax, and worked on art projects with Michaël Borremans, Daniel Sannwald and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
  4. ^ "How Raf Simons Captured the Calvin Klein Empire." Bob Colacello, July 31, 2017. Vanity Fair
  5. ^ The Invader on Nicolas Provost's website.
  6. ^ Business Insider 2016
  7. ^ Jezebel, June 30, 2011
  8. ^ "The Model as Muse," Sue Williamson, March 3, 2014, W Magazine
  9. ^ Anaya, Suleman (31 March 2010). "Museum of Model Art: Hannelore Knuts Hangs a Show". NYT Magazine. Retrieved 13 August 2019. For more than a decade, the 32-year-old has been a distinct presence on runways and magazines with her vampy, androgynous look, an alluring mix of Greta Garbo, Annie Lennox and Robocop. That face, paired with the body of an unusually shapely athlete (Knuts has breasts), made her a favorite of fashion’s biggest names, including Jean Paul Gaultier and Steven Meisel, who booked her for three consecutive Italian Vogue covers in 2000.

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