“She’s dusky, flawless, and the true face of beauty” Prabuddha Dasgupta
When it comes to exotic Asian supermodels Lakshmi Menon is the top of the list. Born in Kerala, India in 1981, Lakshmi was scouted while studying at university in Bangalore. After modeling for two years in India she was brought to Paris by Jean Paul Gaulthier to walk in his runway show, which led to campaigns for Hermes, and Max Mara and Givenchy. High street brands like J. Crew and H&M quickly followed suit as she became one of the only Indian models to ever garner campaigns for both high fashion clients and mainstream.
Lakshmi's femininity and sensuality supersede her exotic beauty making her a favorite of fashion editors and photographers. She was the first Indian model to appear in the Pirelli Calendar, in the 2011 edition photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. In her decade-long career she has shot editorial and covers for international editions of Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, and in V Magazine, Dazed and Confused, and Allure. She has ushered in a new era whereby exotic models from all over the world are gradually appearing more frequently on runways and in editorials and advertising. It is so long overdue. Beauty is beauty and should be celebrated.
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