Polish-born Daria Werbowy grew up in Canada and has been modelling since winning a national model contest at 14. The early years were not easy though and she found herself getting lots of castings but no bookings, despite also trying London and Greece. But after moving to the then new-founded IMG, her career suddenly flourished.

“I returned to New York, met my agent and the next day I had an exclusive deal with Prada. From then on it was all a bit of a blur.”

Daria still holds the record for opening and closing the most shows in one season and, to date, Werbowy’s clients have included Lancôme, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Pepe Jeans, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Hermès, Valentino, David Yurman, Missoni, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Chanel as well as appearing in numerous editorials.

Various images of Daria Werbowy via Google