Ingūna Butāne

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Ingūna Butāne
Inguna Butane in Michael Kors FW 08 Collection.jpg
Ingūna Butāne in Michael Kors Fall Collection.
Born (1986-02-24) February 24, 1986 (age 33)
Modeling information
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlue
  • Marilyn Agency (New York, Paris)
  • d'management group (Milan)
  • View Management (Barcelona)
  • Modellink (Gothenburg)
  • Model Management (Hamburg)
  • Public Image Management (Montreal)
  • ELY Management (Prague)
  • MP Stockholm (Stockholm)[1]

Ingūna Butāne (born February 24, 1986), sometimes simply known as Inguna, is a Latvian model.

Butāne was discovered when a contest was held in Latvia, where she met agents from Women Management in Milan, Italy, but decided to finish her degree of Interior Design. She then went to Moscow, Russia, and subsequently to New York, USA, to start her career.[2]

She has been in ad campaigns for Armani Jeans, Bergdorf Goodman, Dolce & Gabbana, L'Oréal, Marc (a second line of Marc Jacobs), and Neiman Marcus. Her runway work includes Fendi, Alexander McQueen,[3] Viktor and Rolf, Yohji Yamamoto, Alice Roi, Baby Phat, Belstaff, Gucci, Versace, and Oscar de la Renta. She is currently signed with Mother New York.

In 2005 Butāne worked with Steven Meisel as part of the 80-page "Makeover Madness" feature in Italian Vogue, which also included Linda Evangelista and Jessica Stam.[4] In 2007 she worked with Annie Liebovitz on an ad campaign for Bottega Veneta, along with Anja Rubik, Kim Noorda, and Noah Mills.[5]

She walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

Butāne is the daughter of a professional violinist.[6] She played the violin when she was young.[7] She loves to listen to classical music.[2]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b Of the Minute
  3. ^ Gleason, Katherine (2012). Alexander McQueen: Evolution. Race Point Publishing. p. 137. ISBN 9781937994006. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. ^ Mistry, Meenal (13 July 2005). "Memo Pad". Women's Wear Daily. Vol. 190 no. 8. p. 9.
  5. ^ Zargani, Luisa (25 June 2007). "Memo Pad". Women's Wear Daily. Vol. 193 no. 134. p. 15.
  6. ^ "Flashes". El Mundo. 31 May 2008. p. 58.
  7. ^ Peretz, Evgenia (1 April 2005). "Slavs of Fashion: The New Beauties". Vanity Fair. No. 536. p. 226.

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