Valerija Kelava fashion model
February 8, 1990
Blue / Green
5 ft 9.5 in | 176 cm
31-24-34 in | 79-61-86.5 cm
52 kg | 114 pounds
9 US | 40 EU
Valerija Kelava was born in Slovenia, on February 8, 1990, is an Slovenian model. Valerija was discovered in Paris and made her big break in 2009 when she opened Christopher Kane show in London. She is best known for her androgynous look. Long time highly ranked on the Top 50 Women List by models.com.
Has been on the cover of Conde Nast Traveller UK, Heaven Magazine, Vogue Italia, Vogue Travel in France, Elle France, Numero Tokyo, Vogue Portugal, Vogue Russia, Bergdorf Goodman Spring 2013 Catalog Cover, Black Magazine, Twin Magazine, W Korea, Rodeo Magazine, Zoo Magazine.
Appeared in advertising campaigns for Cambio, Esteban Cortazar, Givenchy Reve d'Escapade Fragrance, Juun.J, Anne Fontaine, Pedro del Hierro, Bergdorf Goodman, Jimmy Choo, Y-3, Missoni, Paul Smith, Prada, Diesel Black Gold, Burberry Japan, Balenciaga.
Walked runway for Christopher Kane, Acne Studios, Missoni, Emilio Pucci, Dries Van Noten, Marni, Emanuel Ungaro, Maison Martin Margiela, Rodarte, Hermes, Costume National, Haider Ackermann, Zac Posen, Dries Van Noten, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ann Demeulemeester, Sportmax, Burberry Prorsum, Narciso Rodriguez, Jason Wu, Yves Saint Laurent, Derek Lam, Prabal Gurung, Givenchy, Gianfranco Ferre.
Represented by agencies New York The Lions, Paris Oui Management, Barcelona View Management.
I am lucky to be a profession that fulfills me. This is a very varied lifestyle work with so many people and each project is a challenge.
A friend of mine was working for a fashion company in Paris and asked me to go over and help him out during the summer holidays, while I was there I got scouted, so I prolonged my stay and by September I was booked to walk for Prada.
My first memory of fashion was being in kindergarten and drawing dolls wearing dresses. I always thought that I was going to be a fashion designer. I actually went to school for fashion, but I only really found my voice by being a model.
I really like what Dries van Noten does, as well as Givenchy, Rick Owens, and Ann Demeulemeester, but I’m not a one-brand fanatic.
Beauty is such a subjective matter that I try not to pay too much attention to it. For me, it’s important to connect with people’s energy. It’s our own unique character that makes us beautiful.