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Sasha Pivovarova

Sasha Pivovarova is a blonde Russian model who has made history by being the face of Prada for six consecutive seasons. Having also appeared on the cover of Vogue in May 2007, in an issue that explored the new generation of supermodels, Sasha Pivovarova currently sits at the top of the modeling industry.

Sasha Pivovarova (born January 21, 1985 in Moscow. She was keen on painting sicene the arly age and her mom supported Sasha's liking and took her and her siblings to visit various museums and exhibitions. At the age of six Sasha was taken to the school of art.

After she graduated from the elementary school Saha entered the art history faculty at the Russian University for the Humanities. In addition to these academic pursuits, she has also taken art classes at the St. Petersburg New Academy of Fine Art and studied under the tutelage of New York-based photographer Igor Vishnyakov. A young lady strongly intended to go for her art education and become the real artist.

Pivovarova never dreamed of becoming a model until friend and photographer Igor Vishnyakov, took photos of her in 2005 and gave them to international modeling agency IMG. After signing with IMG, her first runway show was for Prada, who then signed her to a three-year exclusive advertising contract. In the soonest time Sasha Pivovarova achieved the significant success in collaboration with such reputed brands as Chanel, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Chloe, Emmanuel Ungaro, Yohji Yamamoto, Gucci, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and many others. Moreover, she became the face for Giorgio Armani Beauty cosmetic line. The national editions of the Vogue in eager rivalry publish pictures by Sasha Pivovarova and articles about her life and achievements. She has become an international cover girl, appearing on Australia's "Vogue" May 2008, Belgium's "Elle" August 2009, China's "Vogue" December 2005, Greece's "Vogue" October 2007 and November 2008, and more. In early 2009, Pivovarova ranked 2nd on the Top 50 Models Women list, sharing the spot with Natasha Poly, but moved to number 4 on that list by March, 2011. Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. In 2011, Pivovarova appeared in Alberta Feretti's campaign for the Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Her agencies are: Unique Models in Denmark, IMG Models in New York City, and Donna Models in Tokyo.

Sasha Pivovarova has a feline look, a thin body with muscular legs, angular face with high cheekbones and pale skin and luscious full lips. She also has these ice-blue eyes that have a deeply penetrating severity when she's on the catwalk or posing for a photo shoot. Sasha's chameleon face and a photogenic gift make her the favorite of not only the stylists or designers who can do everything with it creating what they need, but also of visual ads managers. Her fashionable features of the alien look allow her to look gorgeous and ghostly at the same time.

Sasha Pivovarova currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York where she also has an art studio. She is married to her long-term friend Igor Vishnyakov, who opened her as a model. She has 3 younger siblings, 2 brothers and a sister named Alyona.

In her free time, Pivovarova loves to paint and draw. Her paintings have been displayed in a gallery in Paris, Mansion Grand in New York and have been published in French Vogue. She said in an interview with CNN that she uses anything as a canvas: hotel papers, casting and itinerary papers - anything she can find. Pivovarova is currently collaborating with Miuccia Prada to produce a book of her own artwork in the upcoming year. It will be in the form of a scrapbook and include drawings, photography, and collages. She is also illustrating a book for Karl Lagerfeld based on Russian fairy tales.

Saha Pivovarova is known for her healthy lifestyle. Her efforts to stay trim and healthy are organic. She is a known vegetarian and does not consume alcohol, which can be tempting in the modeling world

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