About the Model
Raquel Zimmermann is a Brazilian model, discovered by a scouting agency in Porto Alegre, Brazil at the age of 14 and made her way to Japan and onto Paris. Shortly thereafter, Steven Meisel booked her for the cover of Vogue Italia, September 2000, and her modeling career began in earnest.
Zimmermann’s friends at school convinced her to pursue modelling as a career. She is known for being very professional and polite to everyone. As for a plan after modelling, she says she would like to work with something creative.
Zimmermann has campaigned for such brands as: Balenciaga, Bloomingdales, Cavalli jeans, Cerruti, Chanel eyewear, Chloé, Christian Dior, CK by Calvin Klein, Clairol, Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared, Emanuel Ungaro, Escada, Fendi, GAP, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Hermès, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, MAC Cosmetics, Max Mara, Neiman Marcus, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Shiatzy Chen,Valentino, Versace, and appears regularly in American Vogue, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Visionaire, POP and Self Service. She also appeared in the 2002, 2005 and 2006 Victoria’s Secret fashion shows.
Zimmermann has appeared on many magazine covers, such as: Vogue (Brazil, USA, Italy, France, Japan, China, Greece, Germany, Russia), Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Numéro, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, i-D, V and French.
In the May 2007 issue of American Vogue, she was featured on the cover with fellow models Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Hilary Rhoda, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the new crop of supermodels. Most recently, Zimmermann has appeared on the cover of V and in the first ever television commercial by Gucci for its new fragrance, Gucci by Gucci directed by David Lynch.
Zimmermann was ranked number 1 on international model ranking website models.com from December 2007 until February 2010. Because of her long run on the Top 100, she is currently ranked 13 on the Top Model Icons of All Time. She’s recently being featured in the H&M, Fendi, Lanvin, Printemps and Roberto Cavalli advertising campaigns as well as appearing on covers of the June 2008 issue of Elle Brazil, the July 2008 issues of Vogue Nippon and Numéro Tokyo and the cover of the August Issue of Chinese Vogue.
She was featured on the cover of Vogue Nippon December 2008 and October 2009. She was the new face of Oscar de la Renta for the Spring/Summer 2009 ad campaign by Craig McDean as well the new face of Marc Jacobs for the 2009 Spring/Summer campaign photographed by Juergen Teller.
The May 2009 issue of American Vogue featured her as one of the faces of the season, alongside Liya Kebede, Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Caroline Trentini, Jourdan Dunn, Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, and Isabeli Fontana.