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Daria Strokous (born 25 September 1990) is a Russian model, film actress, and photographer.[1] Strokous was born in Moscow, Russia (then still part of the Soviet Union) to Vladimir and Olga Strokous. Soon after she was born, she and her family moved to Benin, Africa where she lived and studied until the age of five.[citation needed]

Modeling career[edit]Edit

In September 2007 she debuted in Fashion Week in Milan and Paris. Her debut was an exclusive for the Prada show in Milan. V Magazine included her in their Top 10 Models of 2008.[2] The magazine New York named her as one of Top 10 Models to watch,[3] as well as Today's Top Model in Milan.[4]

Strokous has appeared on the covers of Vogue ItaliaNuméro, Vogue Japan, Vogue Russia, as well as on the pages of W MagazineVogue UK, American Vogue, V Magazine, among other high publications.

Strokous has also been featured in Style.com[5] for many top designers and Models.com in featured articles.[6]

Strokous took part in a project of a new online magazine Nomenus Quarterly. This was a project for a new collection of "THE ROW" fashion line.[7]

Strokous has done campaigns for DiorPradaChanelLanvinLouis VuittonJil SanderD&GAlberta FerrettiH&MJuicy Couture and others.

She played a small role in the 2011 film Contagion.[8] She also appeared as the lead model in the short film for Dior " Secret Garden - Versailles" by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

In 2013, Strokous was selected for two Dior campaigns, one for the Spring 2013 collection and one for the Fall 2013 collection, both photographed by Willy Vanderperre. Proving herself as a muse for the current creative director of Dior, Raf Simons.

Strokous is currently ranked No. 6 on the Top 50 Models Women list by Models.com.

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