Élise Crombez Biography
Élise Crombez born on 24 July 1982 in Mouscron, Belgium is a Belgian model. Fashion model known for her lucrative contracts with H&M, Armani, and Lacoste, among others.
She was discovered in 1999 when she entered the Miss Mannequin in Belgium with a good friend. During the Proenza Schouler 2007 Spring Runway Show, her high heels caused her to fall, and she ended up walking the rest of the runway barefoot.
She is signed with DNA Models in New York. She resides in New York City.
Élise Crombez Career
She grew up and went to school in Koksijde. She was discovered in 1999 when she decided to enter a fashion contest (Miss Mannequin) with a friend of hers. The contest was held in the Belgian town of Roeselaere.
She worked with Steven Meisel extensively throughout her career, landing campaigns for Prada, H&M, Versace, Armani, Nina Ricci, Gianfranco Ferre, Lacoste, Eres, GAP, Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Pollini, and Valentino. Crombez also appeared on covers for W, British, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, German, and Turkish Vogue, and twice on the cover of French Elle and six times on the cover of Italian Vogue.
She has appeared in editorials for French, Italian, German, Turkish, Mexican, and Japanese Vogue, British and American Harpers Bazaar, W, and Allure. Crombez has walked in numerous fashion shows, such as Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Versace, and Viktor & Rolf. She also appeared in the 2006 and 2007 Victoria’s Secret fashion shows.
Crombez fell at the Proenza Schouler Spring 2007 runway show, her sky-high heels made her pitch forward, she ended taking off her shoes and walking the rest of the runway barefoot. It took third spot on the “Top Five Runway Falls” list by New York Magazine.