August 17th, 2008 | Niki

Model Watch: Tanya Dziahileva

It’s hard to believe that Tanya Dziahileva is only 17 years old.

The Belarussian born model  widely known for her “elfish” looks, i.e.: Lily Cole, Gemma Ward, Jessica Stam etc.

From 2005, until now, this blonde beauty has been building her stamina within the industry.

Beginning 2005, Dziahileva had her debut the spring runway. She walked for Prada, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Chloé in Milan and Paris. Leading from that, she  scored an editorial in both British Vogue and W in February 2006.

After her editorials, she appeared in a Hugo by Hugo Boss spring campaign with the newly engaged Agyness Deyn. Dziahileva than does Yves Saint Laurent photographed by the distinguished Juergen Teller. She also became  one of the faces of Jean Paul Gaultier, with Morgane Dubled and Milagros Schmoll.

Later that year, she was featured in WWD as an up-and-coming model who may one day be elevated to the status of “supermodel.” And than appeared again, in another editorial for Italian Vogue in Nov 2006.

Once 2007 came, Dziahileva had signed a fragrance contract with Nina Ricci, been photographed by Steven Meisel for Lanvin  and became the face of Michael Kors, replacing Carmen Kass .

And this was all before February! In February, she walked the f/w  Vera Wang, Christian Dior, Givenchy, and Hermès shows in New York and Paris . Incredible

The young model had the honour of  closing the spring 3.1 phillip lim, Thakoon, Christian Lacroix, Celine, and Valentino shows in New York and Paris– and the young model had the honour of openining the spring Sinha-Stanic, Versace, and Christian Lacroix shows in London, Milan, and Paris.

As of this year, the Belarussian bombshell has been in the Dsquared2 advertisement with Anja Rubik and Maryna Linchuk and become one of the faces of Ralph Lauren. She also appeared on the cover of Russian Vogue of Feb 2008.

She opened the f/w Badgley Mischka, Rag & Bone, Celine, and Elie Saab shows in New York and Paris and  closed the fall Miss Sixty, Byblos, Celine, Elie Saab, and Nina Ricci shows in New York, Milan, and Paris

In July, she opened the fall Jean Paul Gaultier couture show in Paris, also walks for Armani Privé, Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, and Valentino couture.

Most recently, she appears on the cover of Japanese Numéro, photographed by Liz Collins (AUg 08)

And has become one of the faces of Celine, alongside Karen Elson and Irina Kulikova, photographed by Bruce Weber.

And she has no intentions of stopping anytime soon—appearing in Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel for August 08 and will be appearing the in the Japanese Vogue editorial, photographed by Ben Hassett in September.

This model already has status, and she is only going to get bigger!

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