Elena Melnik dons an attitude of defiance and absolute comfort in her own skin. Originally from Russia, she began her modeling career in Paris. Her breakthrough came when she walked as the exclusive model of Calvin Klein’s 2005 runway show. Since then, she has strutted down the runway for Louis Vuitton, Diane von Furstenberg, Balmain, Trovata and MaxMara. Her editorial work also stands out, with covers for Vogue Spain and Portugal (with additional editorials within the pages of Vogue UK, France, Germany, and Italy) Harper’s Bazaar UK, Elle Brazil, Marie Claire and many others. Furthermore, she has now become the face for the campaign of Givenchy’s exclusive cosmetics line. She has also been featured as the face for fragrance products for Vera Wang, Dolce and Gabbana and Lacoste.