The Extraordinary Coco Rocha

People | April 18, 2013

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Coco Rocha is a Canadian fashion model. Since her career began in 2004 Coco Rocha has walked in shows for all of the major fashion designer including Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and Anna Sui. She achieved notoriety in 2007 by Irish dancing down the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier’s autumn/winter show. American Vogue called this the “Coco Moment” and said that this heralded the return of supermodels. Coco Rocha has regularly featured on the cover of the top fashion magazines including American and Italian Vogue. She has been the face of a multitude of advertising campaigns including such companies as Versace, Chanel and Dior.

Coco Rocha is also well known for being one of the few fashion models who has spoken openly against eating disorders within the fashion industry. She has taken part in campaigns to promote fashion photography that has not been photo shopped and spoke on TV about young models being pressurised to lose weight. Coco Rocha has also taken part in campaigns to stop human trafficking and in 2011 she launched a fashion collection with Senhoa with all of the profits going to help the Cambodian victims of human trafficking.
Coco Rocha has made regular appearances on television including appearing on America’s Next Top Model as a guest Judge. In 2013 she is one of the judges on the American reality show The Face.In 2011 Coco Rocha launched her own website. This includes many fashion photographs and has a blog written by Coco and a section which highlights the charities that she supports. The website also contains links to Coco Rocha’s pages on social media where she maintains a strong presence. This includes thr social media platform Google + where Coco Rocha was the first fashion model to have over one million followers.

Her ability to diversify into different areas and to stand up for the issues that she believes in has made Coco Rocha an influential force in the fashion world and French Vogue voted her one of the top models of the 2000s.

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