these girls created a completely new era when they became a part of the fashion world back in the 1990s and I really want you to learn more about them.
I remember her vividly. A very young girl featured in a popular morning show that I often watched while getting ready for my univesity lectures.
The designer was particularly proud to announce the news because he was the one who discovered Natalia in 1992 when she came to his fashion house for a casting. Zaitsev saw something special in the 13-year old and she became one of his models. “She was perfect as if created by Botticelli,” – the designer said about Natalia in an interview.
She graced covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Jalouse and D and starred in numerous campaigns that included Atelier Versace, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Valentino, George Rech, Biotherm, Guerlain, Swarowski, Saks Fifth Avenue and Galeries Lafayette and modelled for Alberta Ferretti, John Bartlett, Ralph Lauren, Diane Von Furstenberg, Giorgio Armani, Lolita Lempicka, Moschino, Givenchy, Gaultier, Valentino and John Galliano.
In 2001 Natalia got married. Her husband was a handsome booker from the model agency. They live in Paris. Natalia is represented by Elite Paris.
Photo sources: Natalia Semanova in Elle Russia 1998, Natalia Semanova by Arthur Elgort in Vogue Russia 1999, Natalia Semanova in Topmodel France 1995, Natalia Semanova in Guerlain campaign, Natalia Semanova by Helmut Newton for Blumarine Fall/Winter 1999 campaign, ?, Natalia Semanova in Yves Saint Laurent Opium 1999 campaign, Natalia Semanova in Biotherm campaign, Natalia Semanova in Giorgio Armani campaign photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Natalia Semanova in Elle US September 2000 (photography: Andre Carrara)