Monday, July 6, 2009

Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha

Nationality Canadian

Birthday September 10, 1988

Born In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Lives Now New York, NY

Agencies Storm, Why Not, Elite, Marilyn Agency

Known For Pout, walk

Status Established, good girl, cover girl

Muse For Jean Paul Gaultier, Steven Meisel

Friends Behati Prinsloo, Julia Dunstall, Jessica Stam, Hilary Rhoda, Bobbi Wiens, Ali Stephens, Heidi Mount, Anja Rubik

Interests Irish dancing

“Growing up, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a fashion model.” Fashion magazine

“Last season I took diuretic pills. Once I took so many on an empty stomach that I was doubled over for hours.”

“People forget you are a young girl and they are asking you to grow up way before you need to.” The Telegraph

“I really had to learn from the beginning who Steven Meisel was, who Anna Wintour was, honestly I knew nothing.” ETalk

“Maybe one day there will be a Madame Rocha.” Fashion TV


Top 50 Models (Ranked # 4)

The Money Girls (Ranked # 25)

Coco Rocha's Career Highlights

10 SEP, 1988 Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2002 Discovered by Charles Stuart at an Irish dance competition in Vancouver

2006 Shoots an editorial for W magazine

2006 Appears in the Balenciaga fall campaign in oversized platform-wedges and the iconic bowler hat

2006 Steven Meisel photographs Rocha for Dolce & Gabbana

JAN 2006 Opens the spring Christian Lacroix couture show in Paris

2006 features Rocha as a rising star of fall 2006 Story»

MAR 2006 Appears in Italian Vogue editorial with Amanda Moore and Gemma Ward, photographed by Steven Meisel

APR 2006 Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel, who puts her under an exclusive contract

JUN 2006 Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel

JUL 2006 Walks the fall Chanel couture show in Paris

SEP 2006 Closes the spring Vera Wang show in New York

OCT 2006 Opens the spring Balenciaga show in Paris

OCT 2006 Appears on cover of Dazed & Confused

DEC 2006 Appears in French Vogue editorial, photographed by Terry Richardson

DEC 2006 Appears on the cover of Numéro, photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino

2007 Featured on the cover of Time magazine’s Style & Design supplement with Chinese model Du Juan

2007 Steven Meisel photographs Rocha for Lanvin

2007 Renews contract with Balenciaga

JAN 2007 Makes a video with fellow Canadian Jessica Stam rapping to Eminem’s “Without Me” for an Italian Vogue editorial by Steven Meisel

JAN 2007 Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel

JAN 2007 Opens the spring Christian Lacroix couture show in Paris

FEB 2007 Featured on her second cover for Italian Vogue with good friend Hilary Rhoda, photographed by Steven Meisel

FEB 2007 Appears on the cover of Japanese Vogue with Sasha Pivovarova

FEB 2007 Walks the fall D&G show in Milan

MAR 2007 Opens and closes Jean Paul Gaultier’s fall show by dancing an Irish jig down the runway

20 APR, 2007 Appears on Today Show with other Vogue cover models wearing affordable fashions by Gap, 3.1 Philip Lim, and Target, among others

MAY 2007 Featured on cover of Vogue as one of the world’s next top supermodels, photographed by Steven Meisel

SEP 2007 Named one of British Vogue’s Head Girls, a model to watch out for in the upcoming season

SEP 2007 Opens the spring Catherine Malandrino, Tibi, and Chanel shows in New York and Paris

SEP 2007 Closes the spring Catherine Malandrino and Nicole Miller shows in New York

NOV 2007 Appears on her third cover of Italian Vogue with newcomer Meghan Collison, photographed by Steven Meisel

NOV 2007 Featured on her second cover for Numéro, photographed by Solve Sundsbo

NOV 2007 Appears in French Vogue editorial

2008 Patrick Demarchelier photographs Rocha for the Pirelli calendar

2008 Becomes the face of Chanel's Paris-London Collection, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

2008 Craig McDean photographs Rocha alongside Jessica Stam and Kasia Struss for Christian Dior

JAN 2008 Closes the spring Jean Paul Gaultier couture show in Paris; wearing an outfit reminiscent of the cone bra worn by Madonna in the 80's

FEB 2008 Opens the fall Gareth Pugh and Jean Paul Gaultier shows in London and Paris

MAR 2008 Appears in editorials for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Numéro

APR 2008 French Vogue features Rocha as a top model

MAY 2008 Appears in Vogue editorial dressed as Poison Ivy, Cat Woman, and various other popular cartoon characters, photographed by Craig McDean

5 MAY, 2008 Attends the Costume Institute Gala wearing Pucci and speaks to New York's Jada Yuan

JUN 2008 Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello

17 JUN, 2008 Gives an interview to Fabiola Beracasa at the Whitney's Art Party

JUL 2008 Walks the fall Chanel, Christian Dior, and Jean Paul Gaultier couture shows in Paris

AUG 2008 Appears in Japanese Vogue editorial, photographed by Arthur Elgort

2008 Steven Meisel photographs Rocha for PHI's first ad campaign, with Karen Elson

SEP 2008 Appears in editorials for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar

SEP 2008 Opens and closes the spring Jean Paul Gaultier show in Paris

OCT 2008 Appears in Vogue editorial, with Caroline Trentini and Anna Jagodzinska, photographed by Steven Meisel

2008 Thierry le Goues photographs Rocha for the fall cover of French Revue de Modes

NOV 2008 Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Klein

DEC 2008 Styled as Juliet for a Vogue editorial, photographed by Annie Leibowitz

2009 Becomes the face of DeBeers, photographed by Mikael Jansson

JAN 2009 Featured on the cover of Spanish Vogue, photographed by Arthur Elgort

JAN 2009 Vogue features Rocha and her newly dyed red hair

FEB 2009 Appears in editorials for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue

MAR 2009 Closes the fall Jean Paul Gaultier show in Paris, alongside French actress Bojana Panic, having a fur-clad mud fight

sources: / oh so coco / tfs


  1. I love Coco is very expressive!
    Lovely drawing from Igor and Andree <3


  2. Great pictures and info on her. Have a wonderful week ahead.

  3. she is so gorgeous!! You are amazing, you do just amazing work with your posts!


  4. Yey for Coco ROcha!! Love her.. Not only is she a fierce model she is also a very down-to-earth person.. Love reading her blog..=)


  5. She is the best thing to have happened to fashion in a long time....Thanks for doing this wonderful feature on her!