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Ambrose Olsen

Date of birth : 1985-11-27
Date of death : 2010-04-22
Birthplace : Homer, Alaska, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-02-09


Ambrose Olsen was an American fashion model. He began modeling in 2002. According to his New York magazine model profile, Olsen enjoyed "listening to Mozart and 2PAC, History, Architecture."

Prior to modeling, he studied to be a carpenter. He also practiced surfing, boxing and hockey as sports and planned to volunteer for the US Navy. He moved to New York City in 2002 and began modeling. Ambrose Olsen appeared in many print ads and a few runway shows and a few fashion videos. At time of death he was represented by Click Management.

Olsen was best known for his 2007 Armani Exchange ads. He also worked for numerous other brands such as TNT, Hugo Boss, D&G, Nautica, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Giorgio Armani Extreme Attitude and others. He also did the catwalk on shows by Alexandre Herchcovitch, Kim Jones and others.

Career - chronology:

2002 : Begins to model and moves to New York
2003 : Appears in Hugo Boss ad campaign with Raquel Zimmermann
FEB 2005: Walks the fall Alexandre Herchcovitch show in New York
2005: Steven Klein requests Olsen for D&G
SEP 2005: Appears on the cover of Wonderland with Solange Wilvert and Sessilee Lopez
2006:
- Models for Nautica print ads
- Signs contract with Dior Homme skin care
2007: Becomes the face of Armani Exchange
FEB 2007: Walks the fall Kim Jones show in New York
2007: Appears in the spring issue of Numéro Homme, photographed by Camilla Akrans
MAY 2007: Appears in Out editorial, photographed by François Rousseau
2007: Appears in the fall issue of GQ Style, photographed by Aldo Rossi
2007 : Hedi Slimane photographs Olsen for the fall issue of V Man
2008:
- V Man features Olsen’s daily life for their spring issue
- Appears in the spring issue of Very Elle with Leelee Sobieski
2009: Signs fragrance contract with Giorgio Armani Extreme Attitude fragrance

Fashionologie reports that 24-year-old male model Ambrose Olsen died unexpectedly last Thursday, April 22nd. The cause of death is still unknown. Olsen was from Alaska, and was known for his work in Hugo Boss, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, and YSL campaigns; he also appeared with Adriana Lima in Armani Exchange ads.

Olsen's death occurred on the same day that Colombian supermodel Lina Marulanda tragically took her life.



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