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Elena Vladimirovna Roslyakova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Рослякова; 8 July 1987) is a Russian supermodel. She has appeared on more than 400 magazine covers, including Elle and Vogue covers. She is considered one of the most influential Russian top models of the 2000s and 2010s.
When she began modeling, Roslyakova changed her name from Elena to Vlada in order to distinguish herself from another model named Elena Rosenkova. Roslyakova began modeling in Russia, then moved to Tokyo. When she arrived in New York City in 2004, she began modeling for well-known designers. During her second season on the runways (Fall/Winter 2005) Roslyakova walked in 78 shows during the ready-to-wear season in all the major fashion capitals, and during the Fall/Winter 2006 runway season Roslyakova walked 91 shows (only including NYC, London, Paris, and Milan) which is the highest number of shows walked in one season by any model to date. She is known for her distinctive walk and doll-like looks, along with models Sasha Pivovarova, Jessica Stam, Lisa Cant, Lily Cole, and Gemma Ward. She has been featured in advertising campaigns for Nina Ricci, Moschino, Hermès, MaxMara, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Jill Stuart Beauty, DKNY, Daks Japan, Gap, Barney’s, Anna Sui, Etro, Cartier, Sonia Rykiel, Belstaff, Hobbs, Alcacuz, Swarovski, Diamond Dazzle, Derercuny, Karl Lagerfeld and Lacoste. She has also appeared in lookbooks for Prada, Gucci, Versace, Donna Karan, Lanvin, Ralph Lauren, Alberta Ferretti, and many more.
Her runway credits include top fashion houses and designers like Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Burberry Prorsum, Calvin Klein, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Comme des Garçons, Dolce & Gabbana, DSquared², Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferré, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Kenzo, Lanvin, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, Missoni, Miu Miu, Moschino, Mugler, Nina Ricci, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Versace, Viktor & Rolf, Yohji Yamamoto and Yves Saint Laurent.
She has appeared on more than 100 covers of magazines and in various fashion magazines, including Vogue, Numéro, W, V, Dazed & Confused, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, L’Officiel, AnOther Magazine, Pop Magazine and i-D.
Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.
Roslyakova speaks Russian, English, and French. She currently lives in New York City.