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Rianne van Rompaey


The classical beauty has returned for a breakout 2018 season and has become a runway staple for some of the world's most prestigious brands.


Ushering in a new generation of supermodels, since 2014, Dutch model Rianne van Rompaey has booked campaigns for the likes of Chloé, Louis Vuitton and Valentino and walked the runway for many of the industry’s biggest brands. Distinguished by her eye-catching red mane, alabaster complexion and classical features, van Rompaey has graced the covers of some of world's most prestigious magazines.

Rompaey grew up in Wageningen, The Netherlands and attended RSG Pantarijn high school. At the age of 19, she was scouted by Amsterdam-based Paparazzi Model Management.

In her first major season she was exclusively booked for Nicolas Ghesquière's debut Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Louis Vuitton. Soon after, the fresh-faced model appeared on the 50th anniversary Vogue Italia cover shot by  Steven Meisel , accompanied by Linda Evangelista,  Naomi Campbell  and  Anna Ewers .

In the subsequent 2015 seasons, a slew of high profile names including Louis Vuitton, Coach and H&M hired van Rompaey for their campaigns. Working with photographers like Juergen Teller , Patrick Demarchelier and  Jamie Hawkesworth , Rompaey has appeared on the covers of Vogue Paris, i-D and Document Journal. For Autumn/Winter 2016, van Rompaey rebooked many major campaigns including Prada, Louis Vuitton and Coach — making her one of the most recognisable faces of recent seasons, and one of the brightest stars in her generation of models.

After an injury in 2017, van Rompaey returned in 2018 with editorials for the British, Italian, French and American issues of Vogue, campaigns for Chloé, Versace, Valentino and Miu Miu, and walked 24 shows during the Autumn/Winter 2018 season.

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