Kati Nescher-from anonymity to stardom in just one year | FashionTV's Model of the Week
It’s no secret that a model’s career doesn’t last for many years, but at twenty-seven, model and mother Kati Nescher is taking the fashion world by storm.
For Kati Nescher, age is just a number. At the “old” age of 27, she has come into her own and claimed her spot as one of the worlds’ top models. Since she took her first steps on the catwalk in the summer of 2011, Nescher has been in demand by the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, and Mr. Karl Lagerfeld himself.
Nescher was born in Russia in 1984, at the age of 8, her family relocated to Germany. From a young age, Kati dreamed of one day becoming a super-model on the cover of her favorite magazines and strutting down the runway.
However, after things didn’t go as planned when competing in several local German modeling competitions, Nescher thought that maybe modeling was not her calling.
How was she discovered?
After her failed attempts at modeling, Nescher thought her modeling fate had been sealed, so she took up a job in event management and as a German/Russian translator. Little did she know, that her modeling fate had indeed been sealed, but it was for the best.
In 2011, at the age of 26, AM Model Management in Germany signed her and from then on her modeling career instantly skyrocketed.
Kati Nescher on model talk
Rocking the Runway
After her catwalk debut, it was all uphill for Kati Nescher. She’s walked in countless shows for a myriad of top designers. However, the most F/W Fashion Weeks have been some of her best.
Not only did she make appearance son major runways, such as Balenciaga, YSL, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Miu Miu, and Givenchy, she also closed the Valentino and Nina Ricci shows, and most notably, was handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld to open the Chanel show in Paris.
Kati in McQ fall 2012
Due to her massive success on the runway, fashion insiders wanted Nescher’s face to appear in the glossies. The famous French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, chose Kati to appear in their dreamy Spring 2012 campaign alongside top-model Daria Strokour, shot by notable photographer Steven Meisel.
Furthermore, Nescher was chosen to be the face of McQ’s Spring 2012 beautiful black and white campaign, shot by David Sims and she starred in the Pringle of Scotland ad alongside model Suvi Koponen, shot by David Benjamin Sherry.
Kati in Valentino, fall 2012
After her spring success, it is clear that Kati Nescher has joined the big leagues as a top player. Her age is no obstacle, because her talent and stunning looks shine through. Although she has not yet reached the heights of Kate Moss or Gisele Bundchen just yet, her name has jumped to the top of the most in demand models list. It is no surprise she was the busiest model in this past New York Fashion Week, walking a total of 24 shows!
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