Anja Rubik Celebrity LifeAnja Rubik, from Poland, was not only a supermodel but a philanthropist, activist, and businesswoman. She now lives in New York.
The Early Life of Anja Rubik
The birthplace of Rubik was Rzeszów, Poland. In 1988, her entire family shifted to Greece. Her parents were veterinarians. After some time, they shifted to Ontario, Canada's Kitchener.
Then, they shifted to South Africa's Umtata. In 1992 and after the Wall of Berlin fell, the family decided to shift back to Poland. Anja studied in many schools and Poland's Częstochowa was one of them.
The family members of Anja still live in Poland. In fact, she has a home in that country.
Even when she was young, Rubik had an interest in the modeling profession. She might have got this interest after watching "Too Funky," a music video by George Michael. The video featured several supermodels of the 1990s.
Rubik took part in a model contest that was held locally. It was in this contest a Parisian modeling agency scouted her. In 1999, Rubik shifted to Paris for beginning her career in modeling.
Even when she was pursuing her education, Rubik took up modeling assignments during vacations.
Rubik's Modeling Career
Rubik's runway debut happened during the Fashion Week and the 1999 Fall-Winter Show that was held specifically for ready-to-wear collections. In 2000, she entered into a contract with a Parisian agency.
Her career took off after her campaign with Chloé. In this campaign, it was Vinoodh Matadin and his partner who photographed Rubik. Style.com labeled her as the rising star of the fashion world. French Vogue dubbed her as one of the top models in 2009.
In 2011, Business Times' International Edition hailed Rubik as the best among the in-demand models.
Vogue Paris openly declared Rubik as one among the top 30 in the aughts' models. Models.com included her in the list of the best Money Girls for 2010. In fact, she became an icon of the modeling industry in 2012.
Rubik was Chloé's face for seven years. She then did campaigns for four seasons for Gucci and for this, Marcus and Mert undertook the photography work. She did campaigns for Fendi as well for four seasons, for which Karl Lagerfeld, a popular designer photographer, did the photography.
In fact, he photographed her for several imagine covers, for the Pirelli Calendar for 2011, and for Chanel. The photographer has added her to his list of favorite models.
She has been the principal campaigner for several other brands as well. The cities in which Rubik has been doing her modeling campaigns are London, New York, Paris, and Milan. But she has been choosy about her runway appearances.
Some of her appearances are Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Christian Dior, Valentino, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. She made runway appearances for some of the top designers.
She made runway appearances in the fashion television shows held during the years 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Over 25 Vogue international editions have featured Rubik on their covers. She was featured on the covers of several other magazines as well. A number of other renowned photographers also did photo-shoots for Rubik.
Rubik was an inspiration to Anthony Vaccarello, an emerging designer. In fact, she helped him in his efforts to advance in his career. When he became Saint Laurent's Creative Director in 2016, she agreed to become the face of the brand.
Rubik's Career in Creative Designing
In 2013, Rubik did capsule collections along with another designer. She conceived and founded the magazine 25. In fact, she has been serving as the Editor-in-Chief for the magazine. It was in 2015 Rubik's directorial debut happened. It was a teaser film for Issue 04 and the central theme of the film revolved around man's five senses.
In 2014, she brought out her own fragrance by involving herself entirely in its creative process. In 2015, she curated and hosted a forum for Fashion and Art. In 2018, she entered the world of publishing and the first book she published was #SEXEDPL.
Rubik's Television Appearances and Other Activities
Rubik's television appearances included her featuring in Yoga Wii, a 2009-video game for fitness. She has been appearing on Top Model since 2010. She hosted and judged a Polish reality show as well.
It was in 2014 she got a chance to star in a music video, a project of Dorota Maslowska, a Polish author. In 2015, she brought out her perfume brand called Original.
The Personal Life of Rubik
Rubik married Sasha Knezevic, her boyfriend for a long time, on 16th July 2011. In 2015, she announced separation from him. They have legalized their separation as well.
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