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Jade Parfitt

Date of birth : 1978-06-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kingston upon Thames, U.K.
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-05-08

Jade Parfitt is a British fashion model and Vogue presenter. She was born in Kingston upon Thames, London, England but her family moved to Devonshire, Southern England when she was 14.

When she was 15, Jade's mother entered her into a modeling competition on the UK TV show 'This Morning', in which she won and was awarded with a contract with MODELS1. Jade's runway debut was for the Prada Spring 1995 show in Milan in October, 1994. The show featured many of the industry's top models of the time including Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Nadja Auermann, Brandi Quinones and Kirsty Hume. She was also booked for shows in Paris including Ann Demeulemeester.

After her debut season, Jade quickly became a highly sought-after runway model due to her tall, lean frame and striking blue eyes, and the following year saw her working with big name designers such as Shiatzy Chen, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Jasper Conran.[1] Jade became somewhat of a mainstay at the latter designer's shows, even later into her runway career in the early 2000s, having had the honour of appearing as the bride in the finale of the show 3 times.

Career Highlights:

1993:
- Begins modeling locally

1997:
- Walks the fall Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Miu Miu, and Alexander McQueen shows in New York, Milan, and Paris

1998:
- Photographed by Steven Meisel for Versace fall ad campaign
- Photographed by Steven Meisel for the cover of Italian Vogue

2001:
- Face of Blumarine fall ad campaign

2002:
- Face of Moschino
- Appears on the cover of British Vogue alongside other top British models
- Appears on the cover of British Harper’s & Queen alongside good friends Karen Elson and Erin O’Connor
- Walks the spring Ann Demeulemeester, Issey Miyake, and Jean Paul Gaultier shows in Paris

2003:
- Face of Jean Paul Gaultier spring ad campaign
- Creates Clothesline Project with Jasmine Guinness and Zeta Lloyd for HIV research in Africa

2004:
- Becomes the face of Carolina Herrera Parfum
- Walks the spring Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier, Martin Grant, and Rick Owens shows in Paris

2005:
- Continues to speak out for Clothesline Project with good friend Erin O’Connor

2007:
- Attends the Isabella Blow memorial service (18 SEP)

2009:
- Signs with Women Management


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