Saskia de Brauw
Saskia de Brauw (born 19 April 1981) is a Dutch artist and model. She began modeling at sixteen but quit after one year to attend art school in Amsterdam. Returning to modeling at the age of 29, she quickly became a successful fashion model. Notable appearances include Carine Roitfeld’s final cover for French Vogue (2011) and a starring role in David Bowie's 2013 music video The Stars (Are Out Tonight). Her photographs of found objects have been exhibited at the National Museum of Scotland. She and her husband, photographer and filmmaker Vincent van de Wijngaard, collaborate on multimedia projects that include his photographs and her writing.
After an early start in the fashion world, de Brauw left modeling at 16 to pursue her interest in art, studying the subject at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in her home town of Amsterdam. Returning to modeling at age 29, she appeared in fashion shows for Balenciaga and Givenchy and became a "new face" for Chanel. Photographed by Mert and Marcus for Carine Roitfeld's final cover of Vogue Paris – March 2011, and the same month featuring on the cover of Vogue Italia as photographed by Steven Meisel.
She has appeared in editorials for Italian, American, French, British, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, W, i-D, LOVE, V, Numéro, Dazed, and Interview. She has appeared on the covers of Italian, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Korean Vogue, Dutch Elle, Numéro, V, i-D, and Dazed.
She has walked the runways for Lanvin, Céline, Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Thierry Mugler, Prada, Giles Deacon, Hugo Boss, Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, Donna Karan, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Jason Wu, Diane Von Furstenberg, Altuzarra, Givenchy, Max Mara, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Isabel Marant, Yves Saint Laurent, Loewe, Sonia Rykiel, Armani Privé, Hermés, Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, Anna Sui, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Narciso Rodriguez, and Miu Miu.
De Brauw has appeared in advertising campaigns for Moschino, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Loewe, Max Mara, Calvin Klein, Fendi, Prada, Lanvin, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Moncler, Zara, Missoni, Louis Vuitton, DSquared2, Paul Smith, Bottega Veneta, Versace, H&M, Fossil, Bergdorf Goodman, and Barneys New York.
Saskia de Brauw is represented by Paparrazi Model Management in Amsterdam. She is also represented by VIVA Paris, VIVA London, DNA Model Management in New York and Why Not Model Agency in Milan.
In her art, De Brauw explores the relationship between the physical body and its surroundings. Her work encompasses both photography and installation, as well as written verse and prose. During the 2014 Edinburgh International Fashion Festiva, de Brauw's enlarged photographs of discarded objects became the basis for an exhibition The Accidental Fold at the National Museum of Scotland. In 2016, she published a book based on that exhibition.
In 2015, de Brauw began a collaboration with her husband, photographer and filmmaker Vincent van de Wijngaard, that included a film of De Brauw walking a north-south route through Manhattan from 225th Street to Battery Park, during a single day in May. This work resulted in 2018 in a multimedia exhibition Ghosts Don’t Walk in Straight Lines.
De Brauw and de Wijngaard live in upstate New York, where they continue to collaborate on multimedia projects.
- Lim, James (24 February 2011). "Meet the New Girl: Saskia de Brauw Is More of a 'Character' Than a Model". The Cut. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
Twenty-nine-year-old Saskia de Brauw got her first taste of modeling, like many of her peers, when she was just 16. After a year of modeling locally in Europe, the Dutch native quit the industry to study visual arts back home in Amsterdam...Now, in a span of less than six months, de Brauw has appeared in ads for Givenchy, been a muse for Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga, and perhaps most famously, is now starring on Carine Roitfeld’s final cover for French Vogue.
- "Saskia :: Newfaces – Models.com's Model of the Week and Daily Duo". Models.com. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- Pons, Sabrina (2012). "Saint Laurent Paris : qui est Saskia de Brauw?". Elle.fr (in French). Retrieved September 22, 2020.
À 29 ans, un âge qui sonne bien souvent le glas d’une carrière chez les tops, Saskia se fait très vite une place. En 2010, elle défile pour Balenciaga et Givenchy...En 2012, elle fait encore mieux : elle devient le nouveau visage de Chanel. Bref, une star est née. (Tr: At 29, an age that often marks the end of a career with the tops, Saskia quickly carved out a place. In 2010, she walked for Balenciaga and Givenchy...In 2012, she did even better: she became the new face of Chanel. In short, a star is born.)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
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- Diderich, Joelle (25 January 2016). "Saskia de Brauw Comes Into Her Own With Art Book". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
Not only is the Dutch model expecting her first child with photographer Vincent van de Wijngaard, she is also preparing to make her publishing debut with a book featuring her art, to be unveiled at a signing at the Yvon Lambert bookshop in Paris at the end of Paris Couture Week. The Accidental Fold, out Thursday, features scans of discarded objects that de Brauw, who studied fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, has picked up on her travels.
- White, Belinda (26 February 2013). "David Bowie teams up with Tilda Swinton, Andrej Pejic and Saskia de Brauw for The Stars (Are Out Tonight) music video". Fashion (Telegraph). Retrieved 23 September 2020.
..his latest single The Stars (Are Out Tonight) from his upcoming surprise album, features the most stylish music video we've seen in a long time.
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- Budd, Eileen (18 July 2014). "The unfolding of an exhibition: Saskia de Brauw--The Accidental Fold". National Museum of Scotland. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
Saskia’s artwork incorporates elements of photography and performance art as well as text and graphics.
- "5th Edinburgh Fashion Festival debates the 'Future of Fashion'". Review Sphere. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
As part of the festival and an expansion on her 2014 exhibition, renowned author Saskia De Brauw will celebrate the launch of her new book, The Accidental Fold, at the Surgeons’ Hall on Saturday 23rd July.
- Thawley, Dan (2 February 2016). "The Accidental Fold: Saskia de Brauw, an artist turned model, and back again". Wallpaper. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
Captured with the small handheld scanner that de Brauw has carried to the four corners of the globe...all manner of humble, everyday objects cast aside by others only to be re-contextualised within de Brauw’s sensual memory map.
- "Ghosts of Manhattan". NY Times. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
What began as a soothing exercise eventually resulted in an artistic collaboration between de Brauw and her creative and romantic partner, the photographer Vincent van de Wijngaard. Opening next Friday at Red Hook Labs, "Ghosts Don’t Walk in Straight Lines" is a chronicle of de Brauw’s slow, southward amble from Manhattan’s 225th Street to Battery Park over the course of a single day in May 2015. The exhibition will include Wijngaard’s images of de Brauw and her various surroundings, a book featuring interviews with individuals she encountered, and a 17-minute film scored by the musician Jim Beard.
- Borrelli-Persson, Laird (18 November 2020). "Saskia de Brauw and Vincent van de Wijngaard Go Off the Grid With a Multimedia Project, Ghosts Don't Walk in Straight Lines". Vogue. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
Their task was to document De Brauw as she walked, in custom Haider Ackermann, from 225th Street and Broadway down to Battery Park on the city’s north-south axis in the course of one day in May 2015.
- de Brauw, Saskia (7 September 2020). "Fashion's reawakening". Financial Times. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
The photographer Vincent van de Wijngaard and his model wife Saskia de Brauw explore the strange currents of a season like no other from their house in upstate New York
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