“My agency always told me that I have a particular face and bone structure, so people will either like me or they’ll hate me. Now, it seems to be happening that people like me.”

After studying and working in advertising and marketing, Aymeline was discovered riding her skateboard to work one day in Paris. First came the cameo at Balenciaga’s Spring show. Then Karl Templer booked her for an Interview shoot with Craig McDean – they liked her so much, they suggested her for the Alexander Wang print campaign. Twenty years of classical dance training has helped her appeal – McDean says of her, “Her incredible ease at moving in front of the camera is not something many models have these days.”

And at 25, she is older than most models, but this maturity also translates into wisdom, “My vision of modeling is much more the attitude you have, I think. Whatever age you are, if you’re inspired, people respond to you. There are many beautiful girls who don’t know what to do with their beauty.”

Aymeline Valade

Aymeline Valade