Saskia de Brauw

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Saskia de Brauw
Saskia de Brauw Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019.jpg
Saskia de Brauw during Paris Fashion Week in 2019
Born
NationalityDutch
OccupationModel
Modeling information
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Agency

Saskia de Brauw (born 19 April 1981) is a Dutch artist and model. She began modeling at sixteen but quit after one year to attend art school in Amsterdam. Returning to modeling at the age of 29, she quickly became a successful fashion model. Notable appearances include Carine Roitfeld's final cover for French Vogue (2011) and a starring role in David Bowie's 2013 music video The Stars (Are Out Tonight). Her photographs of found objects have been exhibited at the National Museum of Scotland. She and her husband, photographer and filmmaker Vincent van de Wijngaard, collaborate on multimedia projects that include his photographs and her writing.

Career[edit]

After an early start in the fashion world, de Brauw left modeling at 16 to pursue her interest in art, studying the subject at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in her home town of Amsterdam.[1][2] Returning to modeling at age 29, she appeared in fashion shows for Balenciaga and Givenchy and became a "new face" for Chanel;[3] photographed by Mert and Marcus for Carine Roitfeld's final cover of Vogue Paris in March 2011;[4] and the same month featuring on the cover of Vogue Italia, photographed by Steven Meisel.[5][6]

She has appeared in editorials for Italian, American, French, British, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W, i-D, LOVE, V, Numéro, Dazed, and Interview. She has appeared on the covers of Italian, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Korean Vogue, Dutch Elle, Numéro, V, i-D, and Dazed.[citation needed]

She has walked the runways for Lanvin, Céline, Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Thierry Mugler, Prada, Giles Deacon, Hugo Boss, Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Jason Wu, Diane Von Furstenberg, Altuzarra, Givenchy, Max Mara, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Isabel Marant, Yves Saint Laurent, Loewe, Sonia Rykiel, Armani Privé, Hermés, Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, Anna Sui, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Narciso Rodriguez, and Miu Miu.[citation needed]

De Brauw has appeared in advertising campaigns for GIADA,[7] Moschino, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Loewe, Max Mara, Calvin Klein, Fendi, Prada, Lanvin, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Moncler, Zara, Missoni, Louis Vuitton, DSquared2, Paul Smith, Bottega Veneta, Versace, H&M, Fossil, Bergdorf Goodman, and Barneys New York.[citation needed]

In 2013, she appeared alongside Andreja Pejić, Tilda Swinton, Iselin Steiro and David Bowie for Bowie's 2013 single "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" as one of the "stars".[8][9]

In her art, De Brauw explores the relationship between the physical body and its surroundings. Her work encompasses both photography and installation, as well as written verse and prose.[10] During the 2014 Edinburgh International Fashion Festiva, de Brauw's enlarged photographs of discarded objects became the basis for an exhibition The Accidental Fold at the National Museum of Scotland.[11][12] In 2016, she published a book based on that exhibition.[12][13]

In 2015, de Brauw began a collaboration with her husband, photographer and filmmaker Vincent van de Wijngaard, that included a film of De Brauw walking a north–south route through Manhattan from 225th Street to Battery Park, during a single day in May. This work resulted in 2018 in a multimedia exhibition Ghosts Don’t Walk in Straight Lines.[14][15]

De Brauw and de Wijngaard live in upstate New York, where they continue to collaborate on multimedia projects.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lim, James (24 February 2011). "Meet the New Girl: Saskia de Brauw Is More of a 'Character' Than a Model". The Cut. Archived from the original on 13 November 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Saskia :: Newfaces – Models.com's Model of the Week and Daily Duo". Models.com. 7 July 2010. Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  3. ^ Pons, Sabrina. "Saint Laurent Paris : qui est Saskia de Brauw?". Elle.fr (in French). Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Vogue Mars 2011 | Vogue". Vogue.fr. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2011. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  5. ^ "Dazzling". Vogue.it. 28 February 2011. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Saskia de Brauw – Model Profile – Photos & latest news". Models.com. Archived from the original on 27 November 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Saskia de Brauw Exudes Elegance in Giada Spring 2020 Campaign". Fashion Gone Rogue. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  8. ^ Diderich, Joelle (25 January 2016). "Saskia de Brauw Comes into Her Own With Art Book". Women's Wear Daily. Archived from the original on 18 March 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  9. ^ White, Belinda (26 February 2013). "David Bowie teams up with Tilda Swinton, Andrej Pejic and Saskia de Brauw for The Stars (Are Out Tonight) music video". Fashion (Telegraph). Archived from the original on 24 January 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Saskia de Brauw". Saskiadebrauw.com. Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  11. ^ Budd, Eileen (18 July 2014). "The unfolding of an exhibition: Saskia de Brauw--The Accidental Fold". National Museum of Scotland. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2020. Saskia’s artwork incorporates elements of photography and performance art as well as text and graphics.
  12. ^ a b "5th Edinburgh Fashion Festival debates the 'Future of Fashion'". Review Sphere. 18 July 2016. Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020. As part of the festival and an expansion on her 2014 exhibition, renowned author Saskia De Brauw will celebrate the launch of her new book, The Accidental Fold, at the Surgeons’ Hall on Saturday 23rd July.
  13. ^ Thawley, Dan (2 February 2016). "The Accidental Fold: Saskia de Brauw, an artist turned model, and back again". Wallpaper. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Ghosts of Manhattan". NY Times. 2 November 2018. Archived from the original on 7 August 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  15. ^ Borrelli-Persson, Laird (18 November 2020). "Saskia de Brauw and Vincent van de Wijngaard Go Off the Grid With a Multimedia Project, Ghosts Don't Walk in Straight Lines". Vogue. Archived from the original on 19 June 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  16. ^ de Brauw, Saskia (7 September 2020). "Fashion's reawakening". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020. The photographer Vincent van de Wijngaard and his model wife Saskia de Brauw explore the strange currents of a season like no other from their house in upstate New York

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