This Dutch born beauty was accidentally scouted at the age of 18, but she quickly learned to strut on some of the most prestigious catwalks in the world. She learned how to dance from Madonna, strongly admires Lara Stone, and we believe she still has a lot left in her. Daphne Groevnveld is our model of the week.
Like a typical teenage girl, Daphne Groenveld took a shopping trip to the mall with her mother one day. Unlike a typical teenage girl, a model scout noticed her and immediately and instantly knew the young Dutch model had a chance at greatness. Lucky for us, this scout’s intuition wasn’t wrong.
Fashion magazines, top editors, and designers alike instantly noticed Daphne Groenveld’s unique look and innate talent. She was noted as a rising star in the fashion industry and has gotten to work with the best designers and photographers.
Rocking the Runway
Daphne Groenveld first stepped on a major catwalk in 2010, as she made her debut at the fall Emporio Armani show in Milan Fashion Week. The same season, Daphne also walked for Versus, Giorgio Armani, and Hogan. A short time afterwards, she modeled for Givenchy’s cruise collection in New York and Givenchy’s Couture presentation in Paris.
In the fall 2011 Fashion Week season the Dutch model truly became a star. She opened shows for top designers, including Herve Leger, Calvin Klein, Jason Wu, and Vera Wang. Groenveld closed for Roberto Cavalli, Emanuel Ungaro, and Rue de Mail, which is an honor designers save for their favorite model.