Natasha Poly (Natasha Polevshchikova) – model and muse of famous fashion designers
The muse of eminent couturiers and the face of the most luxurious brands, Natasha Poly began with an agency in Perm. The Russian model was able to become the brightest star of the catwalks of her generation. She is best known for her feminine walk, thanks to which she got noticed by designers Gucci, Versace, Lanvin, Calvin Klein Jeans, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Balmain, Jimmy Choo, Proenza Schouler, Thierry Mugler and many others. We will tell you how a young schoolgirl managed to conquer Milan, Paris and Tokyo at the age of 15.
Natalia Polevshchikova Biography
Natasha Poly was born in 1985 in Perm. When the girl was 15 years old, the director of a local agency sent her to a Moscow competition held by the Milan organization New Model Today. Then the future celebrity did not have a pseudonym, she was just Natalya Polevshchikova. At that show, she was lucky enough to take second place, after which offers from Italy and France rained down. Incredibly attractive appearance and amazing gait played a role. Upon reaching the age of majority, Natasha signed a contract with the Women Management agency.
Natasha Poli’s debut took place at the fashion show of the French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro. At that Paris Fashion Week in 2004, she was noticed by the designers of top brands. Natalia herself recalls the beginning of her career with excitement:
“The most memorable moment is my first major show. I was very worried because for the first time I was part of the big names walking the catwalk. This was a very important moment for me. Another highlight was my first Dior show for Galliano, because there you have to be a “real character” with a lot of makeup and styling. I’ve definitely evolved over time. ”
Work for fashion designers
Natasha Poly has become the most desired and sought-after model not only on the catwalks, but also among photographers. She has appeared on the covers of such magazines as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, ELLE, V magazine, Glamor and ID Magazine a record number of times. Natalia has repeatedly participated in the Victoria’s Secret show. In 2008 alone, she appeared in seven advertising campaigns for Nina Ricci, Jil Sander, Blumarine, Balmain, H&M, Tse and Givenchy, and also opened numerous shows. Paulie has appeared in advertising for the fragrances Ange ou Demon by Givenchy, Gucci Fragrance by Gucci and Flash by Jimmy Choo. She, one might say, spearheaded a new era. Vogue Paris named her one of the 30 best models of the 2000s.
In 2012, Natalia Polevshchikova signed a contract with L’Oreal Paris, becoming the brand’s ambassador. Over the years, she has not lost her charm, for which she remains a favorite model among designers. Paulie was part of the Versace campaign for the 2016 spring / summer season alongside Gigi Hadid and Raquel Zimmermann. She also appeared in a commercial for Mercedes-Benz called “Obsession with a Icon”. Natasha was dressed in a blue latex suit. When Vogue interviewed her, the journalist said that only Pauline can look great in such an outfit, despite the 28 degree heat.
After numerous shows for Balmain in 2017, the catwalk star became the face of their advertising campaign and the chosen muse of creative director Olivier Rousteing. The show was opened by Natalia Vodianova, followed by Natasha Poly, and then Anna Selezneva, Karolina Kurkova and Kasia Strass. In 2018, Natalia was again the main participant in the show of the French fashion house.
Personal life of Natasha Poly
Natalia Polevshchikova is married to businessman Peter Bakker and has a daughter, Alexandra Christina. In one of her last interviews, she said that now the family comes first for her. Despite this, the 33-year-old model still does a lot of work today:
“Since I had my own family, I have become much calmer. I have a personal life and I don’t get upset when I don’t get offers. This is no longer the most important thing for me. I became a model at such a young age that now, after 18 years, I understand how long it will take. I am so mature and confident that I would not change my age for anything. ”