Iselin Steiro walks the runway at Anna Sui FW 2010 in New York City.
|Born||Iselin Vollen Steiro
15 September 1985
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
Iselin Vollen Steiro (born 15 September 1985) is a Norwegian model. She grew up in Harstad in the northern part of Norway. Steiro was discovered in 1999 while Christmas shopping with her parents in London. She began her fashion career in 2003 by working for Prada and Calvin Klein in her first season.
She lived in New York City for two years, where she modelled full-time. After being photographed by Steven Meisel for the August 2006 cover of Vogue Italia she enrolled at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, majoring in architecture. While studying architecture full time, she continued to model for campaigns such as Valentino's Spring 2007 collection with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, TSE Cashmere's Spring 2007 collection with photographer David Sims Missoni's Fall 2008 collection with Steven Meisel. During this period of study Steven Meisel also photographed Iselin for Vogue Italia's September 2006 "State Of Emergency" editorial, July 2007 "Supermodels Enter Rehab" editorial, Missoni's Fall 2008 campaign, and Lanvin's Spring 2009 campaign. She is represented by Women Model Management in New York, Paris, and Milan. Her mother agency is Team Models in Oslo, Norway.
During the spring 2010 Fashion Week, Iselin made a return to the runway, modelling in 20 fashion shows. In New York, Iselin modelled for Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Phi, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, which she closed, and Rag & Bone, which she opened. After skipping the London Fashion Week, and modelling exclusively for Prada in Milan, Iselin went on to model for designers such as Balenciaga, Balmain, Valentino, Chanel, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Celine, Chloé, and Nina Ricci, where she closed the show. Steven Meisel photographed Iselin for Balenziaga's spring 2010 campaign
She has appeared in editorials for magazines including "Vogue (American, Italian, French, British, German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Russian editions)", "W Magazine", "Interview Magazine", "Another Magazine", "V Magazine", "The Last Magazine", "The Gentlewoman", "Self Service", "T Magazine", "Dior Magazine", "Hermes Magazine", "POP Magazine", "WSJ", and Harper's Bazaar. Her covers include "Vogue (Italian, French,Chinese, Spanish and Russian editions)", "Self Service", "The Last Magazine", "i-D", "T Magazine", "W Korea, and several Norwegian magazines.
She has been featured in campaigns for brands including Prada, Givenchy, Jil Sander, Balenciaga, H&M, Chanel, Gucci, Versace, Valentino, Christian Dior, Hermes, Lanvin, Chloé, Missoni, Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger, Roberto Cavalli, Etro, Mulberry, Joop, Emporio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Escada, Repossi, COS, iCB, Isabel Marant for H&M, Replay, Club Monaco, Le Bon Marche, Vince, and +J, Jil Sander for Uniqlo
Today she also works as a co-designer for the wool basics line Le Backhand
Le Backhand is an undergarment brand inspirered by Nordic lifestyles. Wearable through four seasons and under all and any weather conditions, it emphasize maximum quality, clean cuts, generous fit and neutral colours. Le Backhand's garments are made for practical everyday use, the wearers everlasting next of skin. An optimal mix of 70% merino and 30% silk, woven in jersey technique in Germany, ensures that Le Backhand;s garments are soft, smooth, elastic and light as a feather. The superthin quality gives Le Backhand a unique versatility. Le Backhand's garments can be worn everywhere and at any time. At work, at play and on festive occations. The combination of wool and silk prevents Le Backhand from becoming sticky and too warm, and safeguards the wearer from that annoying itchy feeling. A Le Backhand garment is not just another garment, it is the wearers trusted companion.
“I have always been interested in aesthetics, and I am obsessed with optimal functionality and quality. It can be manifested in architecture, a piece of furniture — or clothes. Le Backhand is exactly that: classic and timeless design, great quality and optimal functionality.” - Iselin Steiro
Steer has studied architecture and psychology. Three items on her bucket list are to complete her university degree, master yoga handstands and do a big trip to Japan Steiro is married to Anders Danielsen Lie, a Norwegian doctor and actor.
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- "Iselin Steiro as David Bowie in his new video". Dagbladet. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2013.