From Painful Fashion Ads to Spellbinding Spreads

 - Jan 8, 2012
Some supermodels are born to work in the fashion industry, and this gallery of stunning Karen Elson editorials demonstrates why the redheaded beauty is one of the few models in the world that commands attention no matter what she does.

Listed at number 12 on's prestigious list of iconic models, the world's most famous redheaded supermodel is truly a force in the fashion industry.

The British model was discovered when she was 16-years-old in Manchester, but her big break came when she was shot by Steven Meisel for the cover of Italian Vogue when she was 18.

Since then, Ms. Elson has walked the runway for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Marc Jacobs (which she did while pregnant), Gucci, YSL, Versace and countless others.

Check out this gallery of Karen Elson editorials for a look at one of the top models in the industry.