Erin O'Connor

Model

Erin O'Connor is a British model. Born and brought up in the Midlands of England, she was spotted by a Models 1 scout at The Clothes Show in Birmingham. Her first published pictures were by Juergen Teller for a 1996 issue of i-D, and are credited with launching an ‘alternative concept of beauty.'

O’Connor is noted for her angular, highly symmetrical profile and porcelain-pale complexion. She is synonymous with Charlotte Cotton’s notion of 'imperfect beauty' in 1990s fashion photography, and Karl Lagerfeld described her as ‘a modern anti-beauty.'

O’Connor has worked with luxury labels from Chanel, Versace, Givenchy, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Armani, and Jean Paul Gaultier; and has modelled on the catwalk for John Galliano, Christian Dior, Donna Karen, Prada, Versace, Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani, Julien MacDonald, Jean Paul Gaultier, Badgley Mischka and Dolce & Gabbana among many others.

She has worked with many leading fashion photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Mario Testino, David Sims, and Jonathan de Villiers; and featured in magazines including Vogue, W, Elle, Nova, Harper's Bazaar, Harper's & Queen, i-D and Visionaire. In March 2003 she featured in a three-part Channel 4 documentary This Model Life which confirmed her as a household name in the UK.

She received an MBE in 2017.

Erin O'Connor is a British model. Born and brought up in the Midlands of England, she was spotted by a Models 1 scout at The Clothes Show in Birmingham. Her first published pictures were by Juergen Teller for a 1996 issue of i-D, and are credited with launching an ‘alternative concept of beauty.'

O’Connor is noted for her angular, highly symmetrical profile and porcelain-pale complexion. She is synonymous with Charlotte Cotton’s notion of 'imperfect beauty' in 1990s fashion photography, and Karl Lagerfeld described her as ‘a modern anti-beauty.'

O’Connor has worked with luxury labels from Chanel, Versace, Givenchy, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Armani, and Jean Paul Gaultier; and has modelled on the catwalk for John Galliano, Christian Dior, Donna Karen, Prada, Versace, Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani, Julien MacDonald, Jean Paul Gaultier, Badgley Mischka and Dolce & Gabbana among many others.

She has worked with many leading fashion photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Nick Knight, Mario Testino, David Sims, and Jonathan de Villiers; and featured in magazines including Vogue, W, Elle, Nova, Harper's Bazaar, Harper's & Queen, i-D and Visionaire. In March 2003 she featured in a three-part Channel 4 documentary This Model Life which confirmed her as a household name in the UK.

She received an MBE in 2017.

Links
Related content
Type

Page 1 of 2