Text: Monika. S. Kwiecien
We saw her for the very first time at the “new faces” section of the biggest modeling site on 7th of November 2011. Marie Piovesan, half French and half Italian, at the age of 25 opened Celine’s S/S12 show and after that her face appeared in the most important fashion houses. Louis Vuitton, Saint-Laurent Paris, Paco Rabanne, Valentino, Costume National, Hermes, Haider Ackermann, Dior, Vanessa Bruno, Lanvin, Viktor & Rolf, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Blumarine, Fendi, Moschino, Bottega Veneta chose her to walk for their collections. ”Opening Céline pushed me out of my comfort zone, I used to be extremely shy -not really the self confident type you need to be on the catwall”. WM in Paris, Storm in London and Marilyn in New York are responsible for her career.
It is also very important to mention that after one year of modeling we can see Mary Piovesan in 25 editorials, while Vogue China, Vogue Italia and DK magazine used her face on their cover. Marie loves to paint, to read books -Nadja by André Breton to be her favorite one- and listen to music. She also loves travelling around the world and she dreams of visiting Scotland, North and South America, Syria, Jerusalem and Turkey.
Her favourite piece of clothing is her leather jacket because it suits with all of her clothes and if we should describe her style with two words, these would be minimal and chic. Turning pages of fashion magazines be sure that you will see her posing for Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Celine campaigns…
But was modeling a dream for her? ”People have been asking me to model since I was 16 but I wasn’t interested in it. I wanted to study. I did two years of Fine Arts and then three and a half years of Archaeology. I wanted to change my point of view and discover a brand new world, so I decided to try modeling several months later”.
This season she walked for 59 shows and it seems that many miles on catwalk are waiting for her in the future. I don’t know what you think about Marie Piovesan after reading this but I must admit that I am really impressed.