How a girl from the street became the face of Dior: Russian model Kristina SemenovskayaPictolic
Perhaps this story will seem too naive and even fictional to you, but that's exactly what happened. One day, a representative of the Parisian modeling agency Karin models accidentally saw a beautiful girl on the street. He took a picture of her, and the photo fell into the hands of the director of the agency. So Kristina Semenovskaya turned from an ordinary girl into a star of the modeling business. Read more about this amazing story below.
Kristina Semenovskaya was born in Moscow on November 17, 1979. Kristina's father is an artist, and her mother is a literary translator. Since childhood, she was interested in the history of art, drew a lot and dreamed that in the future she would be able to develop in this direction. The modeling business has never interested her.
However, fate decided to order otherwise. In 1993, when Kristina was walking along Tverskaya Street, a representative of the Karin models modeling agency saw her. The scout offered the girl to take some photos, and upon returning to Paris, he showed them to the director of the agency. The director said that in all the years of managing the modeling business, she had never seen more beautiful faces than Kristina's…
But let's go back to the beginning of "the tale of Cinderella". As expected, Kristina was offered to work in a modeling agency. The problem was that the girl at that time was only 14 years old, and according to the laws of France, they could not officially hire her for work. Then Karin models took a bold step: they signed a premature contract with Kristina. According to its terms, the girl could start working for the agency when she reached the age of majority. Until then, she will stay in Paris and learn the language at an International School. The agency took over all the expenses.
Fortunately for Karin models, the hopes for the "green-eyed Moscow angel" were fully justified. When the fashion world saw the first photos of Semenovskaya, it immediately became clear: this girl is waiting for a brilliant future.
Soon Kristina became one of the most popular models — first in the country, and then around the world.
The girl delighted everyone with her natural beauty. Most of the models of those years had rather an extraordinary appearance. Kristina's appearance, on the contrary, was simple, but at the same time attractive.
Classmates of the model remember: when she entered the class, the attention of all the boys was drawn to her. She was literally mesmerizing with a piercing look of green eyes and a gentle smile.
Such beauty as classic movies and music never goes out of fashion. Naturally, the leading brands of the world could not help but pay attention to this nuance.
Soon the young beauty was offered cooperation by Levi's, then-the fashion house Jean-Paul Gaultier, later-ELLE magazine.
But the real breakthroughs in Semenovskaya's career can be called cooperation with Christian Dior. Over the years, such famous beauties as Gisele Bundchen, Sharon Stone, Charlize Theron and Kate Moss have become the face of this company. Now Kristina is on this list as well.
Subsequently, she shot for the brands Guerlain, L'Oreal, represented the clothing brands Benetton, Morgan and Mango. For the shows of the collections, she was chosen by famous model houses: Nina Ricci, John Galliano, Kenzo, Lanvin and others. We can say that Christina, without knowing it, fulfilled the dreams of thousands of models at the same time.
Along with the success, there were changes in the girl's personal life. She meets 40-year-old businessman Peter Listerman. A relationship is formed between them, which soon flows into marriage. For a while, it seemed that Peter and Kristina were the perfect couple. But after five years of married life, they broke up. During this time, Kristina became the mother of the girl Alexandra.
It is known that now the model is married to a man originally from Ukraine. They have two daughters and live in the United States. Semenovskaya works as an interior designer and is a recognized expert in the field of art. We can say that after many years, her childhood dream came true.