Our Favourite Fashion Girls in Some of Their Very First Gigs

Shortly after we came across this old photo of Alexa Chung, it got us wondering what some of our other favourite style girls looked like back when they were just starting out. Well, we did some digging around, and what we found are some real gems. From a 10-year-old Cara Delevingne to a pre-acting Diane Kruger, you can’t help but smile when you see these!

Scroll through for the awe-inducing throwback photos! 

Alessandra Ambrosio

Ambrosio in one of her first-ever major campaigns: a Guess ad from 2000.

Shop our Alessandra Ambrosio–inspired pick:

Re/Done Relaxed Straight Jeans ($240)

Cara Delevingne


Bruce Weber for Vogue Italia

A 10-year-old Delevingne alongside Lady Eloise Anson, shot by Bruce Webber for Vogue Italia’s February 2003 issue.

Shop our Cara Delevingne–inspired pick:

Jimmy Choo Mardi Brogues ($795) in Black Patent and White Textured Leather

Diane Kruger

Kruger posing for a Christian Dior fall 1996 ad in her modelling days before she was an actress.

Gigi Hadid

One of Hadid’s first modelling jobs was for Guess, a brand that continues to employ her today.

Quay Australia China Doll Sunglasses ($54) in Clear

Karlie Kloss


David Leslie Anthony for Scene Magazine

In 2006, a 14-year-old Kloss posed for the June issue of Scene Magazine in Chicago, which put her on the radar of Elite modelling agency.

Reformation Westlake Dress ($258) in Cecelia

Kate Moss

This 1990 cover of The Face magazine was 16-year-old Moss’s big break as a model.

Topshop Muskat Fringe Boots ($160) in Black

Miranda Kerr

At age 13, Kerr won Dolly magazine’s modelling competition, landing her on the cover in 1997.

Isabel Marant Étoile Bart Sneakers ($480) in White

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


Carter Smith for Teen Vogue

Huntington-Whiteley’s breakout shoot was this Teen Vogue June/July 2004 swim editorial shot by Carter Smith.

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Janessa Leone Lucy Hat ($140) in Gunmetal

Which picture did you get the biggest kick out of? Tell us in the comments!