Monday, July 13, 2009

The Week of... Jessica Stam

Nationality Canadian

Birthday April 23, 1986

Born In Kincardine, Ontario, Canada

Lives Now New York, NY

Agencies IMG

Known For Eyes

Status Established, cover girl

Muse For Steven Meisel

Dated D.J. AM, Anthony Kiedis, Malcom Ford

Friends Caroline Winberg, Hilary Rhoda, Guinevere van Seenus, Heidi Mount, Matt Gordon, Coco Rocha, Lisa Cant, Mariya Markina, Sasha Pivovarova, Lara Stone, Mary-Kate Olsen, Elsa Sylvan, Jeisa Chiminazzo, Boyd Holbrook, Chloë Sevigny, Leigh Lezark

Interests Karaoke, going to concerts


“But there are certain shows like Zac Posen and Versace, where everybody’s backstage looking at the monitors, cheering on the girls.”


“But listen, I actually recycle, and I actually drive a hybrid!”

“With modeling, you are judged on your looks. It’s easy to take that personally, but you have to realize that it’s only your appearance that’s being judged, not you as a whole. If you didn’t, you’d be destroyed.”

The Sunday Times

“I would say I have an equal collection of heels and flats, I love shoes!”


Top 50 Models (Ranked # 6)

The Money Girls (Ranked # 22)


Michele Miller, an agent at "International Model Management" agency in Canada, found Jessica in a local coffee shop.

Stam was the winner of the Los Angeles Model Look Search 2002. There is a site devoted to Jessica : Simply Jessica Stam!

She has a chinese words tattoo on her foot.

Her nickname is Stammy.

Jessica Stam's Career Highlights

23 APR, 1986 Born on a farm two hours outside of Toronto, Canada

2001 Discovered inside a local doughnut shop on her way back from the amusement park

2002 Wins L.A. Model Look contest

2002 Steven Meisel takes Stam as his muse

2003 Mario Testino photographs Stam for Miu Miu

SEP 2003 Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel

2004 Sued by New York Model Management for alleged breach of contract; case is settled

2004 Stars as orange-haired love interest in the short film Agent Orange

FEB 2004 Opens the fall Miu Miu show in Paris; calls it the label that really started her career

JUL 2004 Appears the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel

AUG 2004 Appears the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel

OCT 2004 Appears in the iconic editoiral "Asexual Revolution" for W, photographed by Steven Meisel

2005 Marc Jacobs designs the Stam bag and becomes an "it" bag immediately

SEP 2005 Opens the spring Miu Miu show in Paris

2006 Channels the Velvet Underground’s Nico, posing topless with a purse across her chest, for BCBG Max Azria

2006 Becomes the face of H&M

2006 Appears in a commercial for Anna Sui’s Secret Wish fragrance

JAN 2006 Begins dating 43-year-old Anthony Keidis and is photographed while vacationing in St. Barts with him

FEB 2006 Tumbles in five-inch platform heels at the fall Chloé show in Paris

APR 2006 Wears a vintage Pucci dress to her birthday party and later cites it in U.K. Vogue as her greatest fashion moment

AUG 2006 Featured on the cover of British Vogue

2006 Replaces Marina Peres as the face of Giorgio Armani for fall

SEP 2006 Opens the spring Carolina Herrera and Burberry shows in New York and Milan

OCT 2006 Poses with Caroline Trentini in Amish-styled spread “The Simple Life” in Bazaar, causing a stir in the Amish community

16 NOV, 2006 Walks the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show

DEC 2006 Hosts a charity event with Adrian Grenier to build wells in Africa

2007 Steven Meisel photographs Stam for Lanvin

2007 Becomes the sole face of Christian Dior and Bvlgari

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

JAN 2007 Opens the spring Valentino couture show in Paris

FEB 2007 Featured on the cover of British Vogue wearing a Gucci dress, photographed by Liz Collins

FEB 2007 Opens the fall Rodarte show in New York

APR 2007 Spotted around New York City holding hands with D.J. A.M.

20 APR, 2007 Appears on the Today show with Vogue-cover counterparts

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

6 MAY, 2007 Wears Dior couture to Costume Institute gala and is voted #2 in Vogue’s 10 Best Dressed of the Week

28 JUN, 2007 The runner-up of L.A. Model Look contest, Caitlin Williams, later files a suit against New York Model Management claiming the competition was fixed in Stam’s favor

JUL 2007 Breaks up with D.J. A.M.

12 JUL, 2007 Named the world’s fifteenth highest paid model according to Forbes, earning $1.5 million in past twelve months

SEP 2007 Closes the spring Nicholai by Nicky Hilton and Miss Sixty shows in New York

OCT 2007 Appears in British Vogue editorial titled "Glam", photographed by Corrine Day

OCT 2007 Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Tom Munro

4 OCT, 2007 follows Stam around Paris fashion week, trailing her from show to show

NOV 2007 Walks the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show

2008 Renews contract with Christian Dior and Bvlgari

JAN 2008 Appears in V editorial alongside Luke Worrell, photographed by Steven Klein

FEB 2008 Closes the fall John Galliano show in Paris

MAR 2008 Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Craig McDean

20 MAR, 2008 The Wall Street Journal features Stam and her runway walk, as she teaches a DKNY intern

APR 2008 French Vogue features Stam as a top model

5 MAY, 2008 Escorts Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler to the Costume Institute Gala, wearing one of their designs, and speaks to New York's Jada Yuan

JUN 2008 Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier

JUL 2008 Appears in V editorial with Hilary Rhoda and Guinevere van Seenus, photographed by Sebastian Faena

2008 Steven Klein photographs Stam for Dolce & Gabbana

2008 Replaces Agyness Deyn as one of the faces of Giorgio Armani for fall, with Du Juan

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

SEP 2008 Closes the spring Giorgio Armani show in Milan

2008 Signs fragrance contract with Giorgio Armani's Onde, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

NOV 2008 Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Solve Sundsbo

DEC 2008 Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Miguel Reveriego

MAR 2009 Featured on the cover of Japanese Numéro, photographed by David Vasiljevic
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  1. Thanks for doing a week of JS. I adore her. x

  2. she's beautiful & sexy- and dating Anthony Kiedis...! :))

  3. she really has stunning eyes! thank you for doing this week on her!

  4. she is so beautiful! Those eyes! Wow!!

  5. She is so stunning! She is such a doll!