Model Chanel Iman is HAWK!!! She looks fabulous on the cover of Galore magazine’s “Women Who Rock” issue. If you think her cover was hawk, then check out her 70’s inspired photo spread below. She was shot by photographer Ellen Von Unwerth for this issue. Inside she talks to the publication about being a top model, her alter ego, female influences, being loved by fashion houses and more. Below are some excerpts:
How’s it going being one of the biggest supermodels on the planet?
I’ve been working my ass off! I just got back from Mexico shooting for H&M and I just walked in the Jason Wu show at New York Fashion Week. There’s a lot going on and I’m just glad to be working. I’m happy this year. I know what I’m doing and what my goals are. You’ll see a lot coming my way.
Do me a fashion-y favor. Tell me about your pre-supermodel modeling beginnings.
I was a child model. I started when I was really young. My aunt took me to a modeling agency when I was 12-years-old, and then I moved to New York from LA when I was 15.
And the rest is history. I feel like I HAD to say that. Anyway, who are your favorite designers to work with?
I’ve done lots of runway shows — from YSL to Dior to Gucci to Marc Jacobs to Alexander McQueen. You name it, I’ve probably done it. I love Jason Wu. I did his very first show and I’m very supportive of him and he’s very supportive of me. I love Tom Ford. And Alexander Wang has been someone I’ve worked with from the start.
FYI, it’s the Women Who Rock issue. What ladies rock Chanel Iman’s wonderful world?
Let me see… Beyoncé, Oprah, Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys, Halle Berry. There’s a lot of women out there who rock who I look up to. I think Ellen [von Unwerth] rocks. It’s my first time working with her but it’s definitely not my last. She’s awesome.
And any rocking family members?
CI: My mother rocks — she’s the number one rocker. She’s taught me everything I’ve known and she’s a strong woman. My older sister rocks too. She always gives me great advice and she’s just beautiful inside and out.
Read the interview in its entirety and see more pics over at Galore magazine.
Photos Credits: Galore | Ellen Von Unwerth
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