Posted by Irene Ojo-Felix | May 15th, 2024

Irina Shayk Proves Longevity is Key to Being A Supermodel

Irina Shayk has cemented her status as a recognizable name within the sartorial zeitgeist. Born Irina Shaykhlislamova, Shayk effortlessly transitioned from a small-town beauty to a global fashion phenomenon. Having masterfully navigated the journey since her first major cover for Sports Illustrated in 2011, Shayk has become a mainstay in high fashion, showcasing an extraordinary career trajectory that many models only dream of. Elevated by the keen oversight of fashion icons like Riccardo Tisci and Donatella Versace, Shayk has transitioned into having a major presence on runways like Mugler, Schiaparelli, and Alaïa. “It takes a whole village to get you to the place you want to be,” she declares of her journey. Now, as she juggles motherhood and business with effortless grace (she is a Capricorn, after all), her versatility has made her a fixture in front of the camera for photographers like Steven Meisel, Mert & Marcus, and the late Peter Lindbergh. Fresh off an epic Met Gala red carpet appearance, spoke to the New Super at The Mercer about her historic start, the importance of finding her creative tribe, and what it takes to make an iconic picture.

Editor in Chief: Stephan Moskovic
Editorial Director and Interviewer: Irene Ojo-Felix
Director: Beau Sam
Managing Director: Sasha Grinblat
Post Production: Garrett Tezanos at Modern Post
Color: Alexia Salingaros
Sound Design: Hidden Mountain
DP: Peter Pascucci
AC: Conny Klapper
Gaffer: Alex Peterson
Sound: Max Cooke
Makeup: Tatyana Makarova
Hair: Dawson Hiegert
Location: The Mercer Hotel
Special thanks to Society Management, The Mercer Hotel, and Christopher Michael at Egos & Icons

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