About the Model
Daria Strokous was born in Moscow, Russia to father Vladimir, a well-known businessman, and her mother Olga. Daria also has a sister, Elena. Shortly after Daria was born, her family moved to Africa where they stayed until Daria was five years old. She speaks Russian and is also fluent in English. Daria is enrolled at Lomonosov Moscow State University where her major is journalism.
Daria was introduced to the fashion industry in 2007 when she debuted in Milan for the Prada Show. In July of that year she walked for Fashion Week in both Paris and Milan. In 2008, New York Magazine listed Daria as one of their Top Ten Models to Watch. Today Magazine listed her as the Top Model in Milan, and V Magazine listed Daria as one of their Top 10 Models for 2008.
Daria Strokous has appeared in numerous magazines including W, Vogue UK, and V. In Marie Claire she was featured in the “Doppio Sogno” spread photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer. This shoot brought her to the attention of other European photographers in the fashion world.
In the May 2008 issue of V Magazine (photographed by Mario Sorrenti), the magazine published a list of the most influential models to watch, including Daria Strokous.
In the September 2009 Spring/Summer RTW Fashion Week, the photogenic Daria was noticed by the industry, and she was selected as one of the models featured in their “Fashion’s Night Out”. Together with Vogue’s Photography Editor Ivan Shaw, the event was created within Salvatore Ferragamo’s event in NYC. Daria Strokous’ photos were presented. All proceeds of the event were donated to The Art of Elysium Foundation.
Since her debut, Strokous has walked in top fashion collections including haute couture shows such as: Christian Dior, Marni, Donna Karran, Prada, DKNY, Narciso Rodriguez, Diane Von Furstenberg, Jil Sander Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy, Jil Stuart, Armani, Lavin, Christian Lacroix, Missoni, Ruffian, Versus, Nina Ricci, Erin Fetherston, Rag & Bone, Kai Kühne, Lela Rose, Barbara Bui, Elie Saab, Nanette Lepore, Tory Burch, Rebecca Taylor, Reem Acra, Gaspard Yurkievich, Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller, Rochas, Maurizio Pecoraro, Angelo Marani, Mariella Burani, Lanvin, Albino, Ports 1961, Bottega Veneta, Antonio Marras, Margaret Howell, Osman, Sass & Bide, Undercover, Louise Goldin, Matthew Williamson, Antonio Berardi, Meadham Kirchhoff, Alexandre Mathieu, Mary Katrantzou, Unite Bamboo, VPL, Charles Anastase, Alexis Mabille, Basil Soda, Rachel Roy, Vanessa Bruno, Ermanno Scervino, Chapurin, Araks, Adam, Altuzarra, Arise African Fashion Collective, Brian Reyes, Carlos Miele, Aquascutum, Kinder Aggugini, Nicole Farhi, Richard Nicoll, Sportmax, Ter Et Bantine, Maurizio Pecoraro, Francesco Scognamiglio, Kristina Ti, Aquilano e Rimondi, C’N’C Costume National, DSquared2, Anteprima, Sharon Wauchob, Comme des Garcons, Guy Laroche, AF Vandevorst, Chapurin, Designers For Tomorrow, Sisi Wasabi, Suzana Peric, Estrella Archs.
Below is a partial chronological list of events / shoots featuring Daria Strokous:
2007 – Signs with IMG
SEP 2007 – Debuts at the spring Prada and Marni shows in Milan
26 SEP, 2007 – Featured on Models.com as one of the “IMG Power Generation” story.
DEC 2007 – Walks the pre-fall Narciso Rodriquez and Zac Posen shows in New York City.
2008 – Daria appears in Prada Sport Spring Look Book.
FEB 2008 – Closes the fall Jil Sander Show in Milan; also walks for Narciso Rodriguez, Vera Wang, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Givenchy, and Lanvin.
MAR 2008 – Lands on the cover of Russian Harper’s Bazaar alongside other Russian models.
JUL 2008 – Models for Givenchy’s Resort Collection in Paris.
JUL 2008 – Walks the Fall Givenchy Couture Show in Paris.
SEP 2008 – Skips the Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear Show Season.
OCT 2008 – Appears in Italian Marie Claire editorial, photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer.
NOV 2008 – Appears in Italian Marie Claire editorial, photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer.
JAN 2009 – Walks the Spring Elie Saab and Valentino Couture Shows in Paris.
FEB 2009 – Closes the Fall Antonio Marras Show in Milan.
JUL 2009 – Walks the Fall Armani Privé and Christian Lacroix Couture Shows in Paris.
2009 – Leaves IMG and signs with Women Management.
SEP 2009 – Closes the Spring Marni Show in Milan; also walks for Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Jil Sander, Lanvin, and Nina Ricci.
DEC 2009 – Appears in British Vogue editorial, photographed by Paul Wetherell.
2010 – Becomes one of the faces of D&G.
JAN 2010 – Appears in Italian Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel.
JAN 2010 – Walks the Spring Armani Privé, Elie Saab, and Christian Dior couture Shows in Paris.
FEB 2010 – Appears in Italian Marie Claire editorial, photographed by Max Cardelli
FEB 2010 – Closes the Fall Rodarte show in New York City.
MAY 2010 – Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, alongside Kirsi Pyrhonen. Photographed by Steven Meisel.
AUG 2010 – Appears in Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel.
2010 – Becomes one of the Faces of Prada.
2010 – Steven Meisel photographs Strokous for the Fall Juicy Couture ad campaign.
SEP 2010 – Closes the Spring Vogue editorial, photographed by Steven Meisel.
NOV 2010 – Appears in Spanish Vogue editorial, photographed by Jason Kibbler.
2011 – Becomes the face of Jil Sander.
2011 – Renews contract with Juicy Couture.