After signing with Ford Modeling Agency for just a year and a half Chanel went on to win third place in Fords Super Model of the world contest. Her career basically skyrocketed from that point on.
Chanel's first runway debut came in 2006. Designers and major Fashion Houses from NY, London, Milan and Paris such as Marc Jacobs, Ana Sui, Phillip Lim and Valentino placed her in their A-List Lineup. Before you knew it Chanel had become an icon of her own walking for Christian Dior, YSL, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Versace, Hermes, Gucci, Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta.
Not only can she work it on the runway but Chanel has graced the covers of magazines like Teen Vogue (twice), TIME, i-D, Muse, Elle (UK) (Italy), Vogue (US) (Korea), Flare (Italy) (Canada) as well as many editiorials to follow suit. Along with those Photoshoots came the opportunity of being photographed by the best of the best. Just to name a few: Steven Meisel, Annie Leibowitz, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier and much more.
Chanel Iman doesn't only make her mark in the world of fashion but she has also been involved in numerous charities over the years for local organizations in her community and hometown of Los Angeles. She also donates school supplies and clothing to her mom's church "Arise Christian Center" and has hosted events for the St. Judes Childrens Hospital Foundation. But the one that Chanel holds closest to her heart is "The HerShe Group Foundation" which mentors teen girls in Foster Care as they transition into society.
Now, a Victoria's Secret Angel, Chanel officially received the coveted Angel Wings November 30 while strutting her endless long legs down the runway.
Hope to see many more great things from Chanel in the upcoming future. Also if you happen to be in the L.A. area make sure to Check Chanel's mom China Robinson's Boutique "The Red Bag Boutique"
Follow chanel on twitter @itsmechaneliman and check out her website here (most of the information came from her site)
Trois Femmes has watched Chanel bloom throughtout the years. We were even lucky enough to join her and her boyfriend, Chris at The Shake Shack one evening to grab a quick burger & fries. Below is a bunch of photos of us with her at NYC Fashion Week at various shows. We would like to give her mom, China a special shoutout for being so kind to us each time we meet. Thank you!