Slovakian model Michaela Kocianova spends most of her time working in Europe, but she’s a supermodel by every definition of the term. She exudes a cool seductive sensuality in the new Czech issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Kocianova, 29, was born in Slovakia, which became an independent country after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in the 1990s. She burst onto the modeling scene in 2004 when she placed second in the Slovakian Elite Model look contest.
At 5’10” she’s a standout in a crowd and has been a fixture on runways across Europe for such brands as Rochas, Alexander McQueen, Dior and Elie Saab. Her campaigns include Vivienne Westwood, Andres Sarda and Dior.
Unfortunately, her exposure in the United States has been limited. In 2007, she walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and has appeared in their catalog. That’s about it.
Michaela has also dabbled in high art.
In 2010, she appeared opposite Jude Law in a five-minute film for Christian Dior Homme cologne. Of note, Guy Ritchie helmed the project. He’s directed such big-budget features as the Sherlock Holmes series, featuring Law and Robert Downey Jr.
The spot is a little creepy for a commercial hawking cologne.
In her Harper’s shoot, she poses for photographer Andreas Ortner, with styling by Jana Kapounová. Martin Tyl handled hair and Hristina Georgievska oversaw makeup.
Check out the video below, and rest assured Michaela is anything but creepy. See her photos, and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest fashion news.