Juju Ivanyuk is another reason why the Cold War didn’t end a moment too soon. The Ukranian-born model saw her star rise dramatically this year, capped by a stunning photo shoot in Numéro #128.
Ivanyuk, 20, is an industry veteran. She began modeling at 14, but her appearance this year opening for Celine and Alexander McQueen during the spring 2011 season in Paris, officially elevated her as a model to watch.
Ivanyuk says she’s always wanted a career in modeling.
Check out Juju’s photos; click to enlarge.
“I went to see an agency by myself in my hometown, because it was always my dream to become a model. And then I started to travel internationally, which opened up a lot of doors for me,” she told New York magazine in March.
For New York Fashion Week, Ivanyuk opened and closed for BCBG Max Azria.
As a result of her work, Juju was named one of the Top 10 newcomers by models.com
“This could be the season where everything changes for this girl,” the site crowed.
“After logging Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Dolce Gabbana, Jil Sander, Chanel, YSL and Miu Miu on the runway circuit Juju has certainly racked up editorial and campaign traction post-shows.”
Indeed, photographer Greg Kadel shot her Numéro and Roe Ethridge was behind the lens for another shoot with Dazed & Confused, that captured her unique look.
She also recently shot this year with Vogue stylist Camilla Nickerson and British lensman David Sims.
“Ivanyuk’s versatile, accessible look did well in Europe, too, where she modeled for Fendi, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana, New York magazine noted.
These days, she seems busier than ever.
“It’s hard to have all your life in one suitcase. I never have enough time to sleep,” she says.
Check out her video below. Photographer Ben Hassett was behind the lens, with Fashion Editor and stylist Elizabeth Sulcer.