Kirsty Hume

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Kirsty Hume
Kirsty Hume.jpg
Hume at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards, 9 December 2007.
Born (1976-09-04) 4 September 1976 (age 45)
Modelling information
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Hair colourBlonde
Eye colourBlue
  • DNA Model Management (New York)
  • VIVA Model Management (Paris, London, Barcelona)
  • LA Models (Los Angeles)
  • MIKAs (Stockholm)[1]

Kirsty Hume (born 4 September 1976)[2] is a Scottish model who came to prominence in the 1990s.


Hume modelled for Dior, Givenchy, Chanel, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Gianfranco Ferré, Claude Montana, Alexander McQueen, Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Jaeger (clothing) and Donna Karan. She also frequently appeared on the covers of Harper's Bazaar, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, as well as Vogue, W and other publications.

In 1996 Hume was the feature model for Chanel ads.[3] She has modelled for Victoria's Secret.[4] For the March 1996 Gucci presentation of fall and winter fashion collections in Milan, Italy, Hume wore a dress made of white jersey (clothing) with a plunging neckline.[5]

Following a 1997 Paris, showing of Karl Lagerfeld designs for Chanel, Hume was queried by a Russian TV reporter. He asked her what was the most exciting part of her job. She answered, "Um, the money."[6]

Personal life[edit]

Hume married rocker and actor Donovan Leitch in Scotland in 1997. After getting married, they drove around Bali in a jeep.[7] The couple have a daughter named Violet (born 2004).[8]

Hume and Leitch eschewed city life and relocated to Woodstock, New York but separated in 2011 and divorced in 2014. She has studied painting and paganism.[4]


Hume starred in an interactive fashion art film by Imagine Fashion called, "Decadent Control" with Roberto Cavalli and Eva Herzigová. The film features fashion from Agent Provocateur and H&M and premiered in March 2011.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Kirsty Hume - Model".
  2. ^ "Model of the Week: Kirsty Hume". Archived from the original on 12 December 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2007.
  3. ^ Counter Intelligence, New York Times, 11 February 1996, pg. SM58.
  4. ^ a b Yipes! Catwalkers Discover The Catskills, New York Times, 28 February 1999, pg. ST1.
  5. ^ Designers get serious about dressing the customers, Pacific Stars and Stripes, Tuesday, 26 March 1996, pg. 15.
  6. ^ Fun With Fashion, New York Times, 1 June 1997, pg. SM63.
  7. ^ "Two for the Road", New York Times, 24 March 2002, pg. F56.
  8. ^ "Actors Gang Up For Benefit", Los Angeles Times, 26 August 2007, pg. E4.

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