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Jacquetta Wheeler

Date of birth : 1981-10-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : London, England
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-05-08

Jacquetta Wheeler is a British fashion model, born in 1981, in London. Her father, Stuart Wheeler, is an entrepreneur and conservative political activist, and mother Tessa was a photographer.

By the age of 17, Wheeler was on the Cover of French Vogue and part of a Gucci advertisement campaign. Although she continued to go to school at The King's School, Canterbury - in Luxmoore House, where she was taught by Peter Brodie - Wheeler would often take off days to shoot for fashion companies, such as Calvin Klein, Prada, and The Gap.

In 1999, The Face magazine declared her the 'Model of the Millennium'. Designers have continued to embrace her androgynous, waif look. In 2002, The Sunday Times named her one of Britain's highest paid models. Wheeler's list of clients ranges from Shiatzy Chen, Burberry to Versace.

She dated British photographer Alexi Lubomirski.

Agencies:

New York IMG
London Storm
Milan d'management
Barcelona Uno

Career Highlights:

1998:
- Discovered on the street by photographer Mario Testino
- Mario Testino photographs Wheeler for numerous French Vogue and Vogue editorials

1999:
- Named the Model of the Millennium by The Face magazine
- Models for Olay print ads
- Becomes the face of Gucci
- Appears on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel

2000:
- Renews contract with Gucci
- Opens the fall Prada show in Milan
- Appears in Calvin Klein ad campaign
- Closes the spring Alexander McQueen show in London

2001:
- Becomes the face of Givenchy
- Signs cosmetics contract with Yves Saint Laurent
- Karl Lagerfeld photographs Wheeler for Chanel
- Appears on the cover of Italian Marie Claire
- Opens the Valentino fall couture show in Paris
- Opens and closes the Carolina Herrera spring show in New York

2002:
- Steven Meisel photographs Wheeler for Prada
- Appears on the cover of British Vogue
- Opens and closes the fall Carolina Herrera show in New York
- Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel
- Opens the fall John Galliano show in Paris
- Closes the fall Fendi and Christian Dior shows in Milan and Paris
- Appears in Gap print campaign Video»
- The Sunday Times names her one of Britain’s highest-paid supermodels
- Opens the fall Christian Dior and Givenchy couture shows in Paris
- Opens and closes the spring Marni show in Milan
- Steven Meisel photographs Wheeler for Valentino
- Craig McDean photographs Wheeler for Yves Saint Laurent with Ai Tominaga and Karolina Kurkova

2003:
- Closes the fall Fendi show in Milan
- Becomes the face of Roberto Cavallli
- Walks in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

2004:
- Appears on cover of Harper’s & Queen

2005:
- Becomes one of the faces of Ralph Lauren alongside Valentina Zelyaeva
- Opens the spring Christian Dior couture show in Paris
- Closes the fall Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta shows in New York

2006:
- Stars in James Carrington’s video “Only for You” Video»
- Closes the Oscar de la Renta spring show in New York

2007:
- Dates photographer Alexi Lubomirski, an assistant to Mario Testino
- Opens the resort Oscar de la Renta show in New York
- Appears on the cover of British Vogue with other British models, photographed by Mario Testino

2008:
- Makes a runway appearance at the spring Oscar de la Renta show in New York

2009:
- Featured on the cover of British Tatler
- Appears in French Vogue editorial, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
- Returns as one of the faces of Gucci
- Featured on the cover of Italian Amica, photographed by Nadir
- Appears in Italian Amica editorial, photographed by Stefano Moro

2010:
- Featured on the cover of Italian Amica, photographed by Nadir

JUL 2010
- Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Ami Sioux

OCT 2010
- Closes the spring Vivienne Westwood show in Paris

FEB 2011
- Featured on the cover of Italian Amica, photographed by Nadir


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