Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha

Coco RochaCoco Rocha Top Model Profile, Images, photos, video & news. Coco Rocha born Mikhaila Rocha; September 10, 1988 is a Canadian fashion model.

 

In 2002, agent Charles Stuart approached Rocha at an Irish dance competition and asked her if she would consider modelling for him. At that point, she had never thought of modelling before.[4] When she did begin to model, her knowledge of fashion was limited.She eventually gained insight into the fashion world after her best friends crammed in fashion study sessions in between studying for exams.
Rocha started her professional career in 2004, signing with SUPREME in New York City. Two years later, Rocha met fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Soon, she was featured in an editorial with Gemma Ward and Amanda Moore. The editorial kickstarted her career, landing her the cover of the February 2006 issue of Vogue Italia.

The week after, she walked the Spring/Summer 2006 New York City runways for a handful of designers, most notably Anna Sui and Marc Jacobs. Backstage at the Anna Sui show, Rocha met model Naomi Campbell, who held her hands and told her she was “her new favourite model”.

 

After the New York Fashion Week, she soon followed by taking part in the Paris Fashion Week as well. She walked for esteemed designers like Stella McCartney, Shiatzy Chen, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, and Marc Jacobs.

 

During Jean Paul Gaultier’s Scottish Highlands-inspired Fall/Winter 2007 show in February 2007, Rocha opened the show by Irish-dancing down the runway; American Vogue dubbed this the “Coco Moment” and suggested it as a sign that the fashion industry misses the “supermodels”.
In the May 2007, issue of Vogue (US), she was featured on the cover with models Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Jessica Stam, Hilary Rhoda, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the new crop of supermodels.

In 2008 casting agent James Scully said of Rocha:
“ I will be the first to admit I did not believe the hype, but within five seconds of meeting her, I was totally charmed and understood why everyone loves her. Some people feel her look is specific, but I find her to be the most chameleon-like of all the girls.  ”
Rocha has been on the covers of many top fashion magazines including American, Brazilian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish Vogue, Flare, Fashion, Numéro, French, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed & Confused, i-D, Time Style & Design, among others.
Since her debut, Rocha has been the face of a variety of advertising campaigns including Versace, Americana Manhasset, Balenciaga, Chanel, D&G, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, The Gap, Ports 1961, Tommy Hilfiger, Yves Saint Laurent, Esprit, Liz Claiborne, Calvin Klein, Nicole Farhi, DeBeers, Zac Posen, and Rimmel. She has appeared in editorials for American, Italian, Korean, French, Russian, Spanish, Brazilian, Japanese, Mexican, and British Vogue, British, Canadian, Czech, French, Quebec, and Italian Elle V, W, French, Korean, and Japanese Numéro, British and Japanese Dazed & Confused, i-D, Time Style & Design, and Ukrainian, Russian, Korean, and American Harpers Bazaar.
In July 2010, Rocha appeared on the Vogue website daily for an entire month in a feature named “Today I’m Wearing”.

The following month, Rocha appeared on a billboard in Times Square for an ad campaign with Marie Claire magazine in partnership with Project Runway in which she modeled a contestant’s winning design.
In spring of 2011, it was announced that Rocha would again be the face of a limited edition Karl Lagerfeld designed Coco Cola light campaign. She previously collaborated with Lagerfeld and Coca-Cola in 2010. In July 2011, Coco Rocha became the first high fashion model to be photographed by the Lytro Camera, the camera takes what the company calls a “living picture,” meaning that it captures enough visual information in a single exposure so that the focus and zoom can be adjusted even after the picture is taken. Rocha said she reached out to the company after reading about them on the website Mashable.
In August 2011, it was announced that Coco would be the face of an upcoming Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s collection.

In mid-February 2012, Coco appeared in a commercial for White House Black Market created by New York advertising agency Ceft and Company in which she was featured tap-dancing.

News

Supermodel coaches Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova have ankled Oxygen’s modelling competition “The Face” after just one season.

Anne V and Lydia Hearst will replace the pair as coaches on season two of the reality series, guiding a crop of aspiring models through a series of photoshoot and runway challenges as they compete to become the face of a brand.

Announcement of Anne V and Hearst’s addition to the program follows speculation that Rocha and Kurkova exited the show due to tension with fellow judge and exec producer Naomi Campbell. Oxygen wholly denied that rumor.

Rocha and Kurkova’s names, however, were not once mentioned in the announcement of Anne V and Hearst’s new posts.

“’The Face’ is as much about the competition between the aspiring models as is it between the supermodel coaches. For season two, we wanted to up the ante and have the fiercely competitive Naomi battle it out with two new regarded supermodels in the industry. Introducing Anne V and Lydia Hearst as supermodel coaches brings a fresh dynamic to the high stakes competition, which is sure to deliver drama and intense emotion as they vie to find the newest face of a well-known brand,” said Rod Aissa, senior veep of original programming and development at Oxygen Media

“The Face” was renewed for a second season in April, and is produced by Shine America.

Craig Ferguson Coco Rocha 25 Feb 2013 video

 

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