Colette Pechekhonova

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Colette Pechekhonova
Born Colette Stryjenova Peshekhonova[1]
(1980-03-12) March 12, 1980 (age 34)[2]
Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia)[2]
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)[2]
Hair color Blonde[2]
Eye color Blue[2]

81-58-86 (EU); 32-23-34 (US)[2]

Dress size 4 (US); 34(EU)[2]
Manager One Management[1]

Colette Pechekhonova is a Russian model.

Early life[edit]

Pechekhonova was born on March 12, 1980 in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg. She was a student of ballet from a young age.[2] While in college studying medicine,[2] she sent pictures of herself to various agencies. The owner of one of them, Cros Coitton of Parisian agency Nathalie Models,[2] noticed her photo and signed her almost immediately.[2]


Pechekhonova's debut into the fashion world was at the Spring/Summer 1999 Fendi show.[1][2] She walked a total of 40 shows that season, making her an international success. After signing with New York Model Management in 1999, she walked for Calvin Klein as an exclusive.[1] Her career continued until her decision to retire in 2004.[1]

She eventually changed her mind, signing with Nathalie Models once more in 2007.[1] She became a regular favorite with Bottega Veneta.[2][3] She began booking many editorials as well,[4] posing for magazines like I-D, Vogue, and Velvet.

Since her debut in 1998, she has also walked for Viktor & Rolf, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy.[1][2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Pechekhonova made friends with other models like Anouck Lepere, Iris Strubegger, and Eugenia Volodina.[1] She is interested in the subject of cinema.[1]