Jessica Stam (born April 23, 1986) is a Canadian model. She is considered to be part of the crop of models described as “doll faces”.In 2007, Forbes
named her fifteenth in the list of the World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels, earning at an estimated total of $1.5 million in the past 12 months.
Stam won the Los Angeles Model Look contest in 2002. Photographer Steven Meisel jump-started her career and soon after cast her in every
advertisement campaign of his.”I guess I’m his muse”, she has said, and she has credited him with helping her become a supermodel.She has appeared on
the cover of UK, Turkish & German Vogue and in advertisements for Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Giorgio Armani and others.
In 2004, Stam appeared in the short film Agent Orange. She was sued by New York Model Management, because of a breach of contract.Fashion designer
Marc Jacobs created The Marc Jacobs Stam, a bag inspired and named after her.
Stam walked a total of 64 shows combined during the New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks in 2006. In January 2006, she appeared in the Rochas
ad campaign, shot and directed by Bruno Aveillan. Stam fell at the Chloé Fall 2006 show in Paris, while wearing “ridiculously high patent-leather pumps”
that got caught on each other as her feet crossed on the runway. Her fall received millions of views on YouTube and took first spot on the “Top Five Runway
Falls” list by New York Magazine.For the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2006, she opened the fourth runway theme “Pink”. The appearance also
included a featurette showing a Victoria’s Secret commercial shoot and what a model sees when walking the runway.
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