From Russia With Love

10 hottest Russian runway superstars.

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    Natalia Vodianova, 27, has achieved massive success since she started modeling at the age of 15. She has walked in more 175 runway shows for U.S. and European based designers' ready-to wear and couture collections, appeared in editorial spreads in fashion magazines worldwide, and has completed advertising campaigns for (deep breath) Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, L'Oreal, David Yurman, Marc Jacobs, Miss Sixty, Pepe Jeans, Diane von F├╝rstenberg, and Chanel, and she is one of the highest earning models in the world.

    Calvin Klein
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    Tanya Dziahileva, 17, is taking the modeling world by storm with her signature flirty pout. She has walked in pretty much every major show since her first season (Spring 2006), including Chanel, Dior, Hermes, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni, Versace, Prada, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein. To date, she has appeared in ads for brands such as Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

    Mercedes Benz (Jill Stuart Fall 2009)
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    Sasha Pivovarova, 24, was featured on the May 2007 issue of Vogue along with Chanel Iman, Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson, Agyness Deyn and others as the new crop of supermodels. She also served as the face of Prada for a record six consecutive seasons and ranked second on the Models.com Top 50 Models Women list.

    Prada
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    Natasha Poly, 23, made her runway debut in 2004 at the Emanuel Ungaro show and went on to walk in 54 shows that year. Since 2004, she has appeared in countless ad campaigns, including Gucci, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Sonia Rykiel, Nine West, and Dolce & Gabbana, and seven campaigns in 2008 alone (Nina Ricci, Jil Sander, Blumarine, Balmain, Cos, Tse, and Givenchy). She has also walked the runway for notable brands such as Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Gucci, Versace and Victoria's Secret, and has been on the cover of Vogue ten times, including the editions for Russia, Hellas, and Paris.

    Mercedes Benz (Zac Posen Spring 2009)
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    Vlada Roslyakova, 21, is known for her distinct runway walk (she leans waaaay back), and her delicate baby-doll face, which is one of the most sought after in the industry. Her ad campaigns now include Nina Ricci, Moschino Cheap and Chic, D&G, Burberry Blue Label, Hermes, Miss Sixty, MaxMara, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, DKNY, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste and more! Additionally, Vlada has been the muse for designer Christian Lacroix.

    AP (Gucci Spring 2009)
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    Snejana Onopka, 22, is actually from the Ukraine, but her career is so hot we couldn't leave her out. She has appeared on countless magazine covers and walks in the top shows such as Chanel, Gucci, Christian Lacroix, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga. Throughout her career, she has appeared in advertising campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Calvin Klein, Cle de Peau Beaute, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint-Laurent, Gucci, and Shiseido.

    Mercedes Benz (Anna Sui Fall 2009)
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    Eugenia Volodina, 24, is credited with sparking the Russian model invasian, claiming the spot from the Brazilians. She has remained one of the most sought-after runway models since opening and closing the Gucci Fall 2002 show and as appeared in ads for dvertising campaigns for Escada, Bvlgari, Bill Blass, Versace, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Zac Posen, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Gucci, Chanel eyewear, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier,and many more. She also walked in four Victoria Secret shows.

    Bvulgari
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    Valentina Zelyaeva, 26, is Ralph Lauren's newest muse. She has appeared in runway shows for Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Valentino, among many others and has been featured in print advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, and Calvin Klein.

    Ralph Lauren
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    Maryna Linchuk, 21, has appeared on advertisements for Versace, Donna Karan, Dior, Gap, Kenneth Cole, Escada and Max Mara. She also appeared in the 2008 Victoria's Secret fashion show.

    Mercedes Benz (Matthew Williamson Fall 2009)
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    Anne Vyalitsyna, 23, has walked in fashion shows for pretty much every major designer and been featured in ad campaigns for Anna Molinari, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Yohji Yamamoto, Zara and the Chanel fragrance "Chance." She has also been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the past five years.

    Mercedes Benz (Miss Sixty Fall 2009)

 

 

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