02 April 2009

Bianca Balti, b 1984, Italy


  1. She was born in Lodi, in the Lombardy region of north Italy.

    At the beginning of her career, she was rejected by numerous agencies, such as Elite Model Management, for being "too average and common" looking. Despite this, she was discovered by Bruno Pauletta in a supermarket, where she was working to finance her studies. She was promptly booked for the cover of L'Officiel, shot by Alexi Lubomirski. Her first notable advertisement campaign came for Dolce & Gabbana.

    She appeared in the 2005 Victoria's Secret fashion show and in their catalogs.

    Balti was cast in Abel Ferrara's "Go Go Tales" (2008) as one of the lead erotic dancers.

    After the movie and her pregnancy, she returned to the catwalk, became the new face of the Cesare Paciotti international campaign, and replaced Angelina Jolie as one of the faces of the fall St. John campaign, with models Hilary Rhoda and Caroline Winberg

    Balti is married to an Italian photographer, with whom she has a daughter, Matilde. She and model Eva Riccobono are friends. She now lives in New York City.

  2. Bianca Balti is one of the few italian supermodel of new generation (alongside Eva Riccobono and Mariacarla Boscono) and she has appeared on the cover of many important fashion magazines like: Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, Numero, Amica, Velvet and many mores.
    During the 2000's she was one of the mostrequested models on the international runways.
    She has walked, year by year, between New York, London, Milan, Paris and in other important fashion cities.
    She has walked for top brands like: Hermès, Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gianfranco Ferrè, Matthew Williamson, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Moschino, Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Valentino, Dsquared2, Oscar de la Renta, Costume National, Kenzo, Carolina Herrera, Lanvin, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood, Donna Karan, John Galliano, Etro, Fendi, Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo, Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Prada, Loewe, Bottega Veneta, Narciso Rodriguez, Emilio Pucci, Fausto Sarli, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, L.A.M.B by Gwen Stefani, Chloè, Paul Smith, Max Mara, Giambattista Valli, Sonia Rykiel, La Perla, Trend Les Copains, Belstaff, Emanuel Ungaro, Michael Kors, Bill Blass, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Lacoste, Nina Ricci, Mariella Burani, Ermanno Scervino, Diesel, Victoria's Secret and many mores.

    She has also appeared in many international adv campaigns for the likes of: Guerlain, Paco Rabanne, Missoni, Dolce & Gabbana, Rolex, Guess, Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Valentino, Christian Dior, Roberto Cavalli, La Perla, Revlon, Pollini, Ermanno Scervino, Thierry Mugler, Mango, Anna Molinari, Donna Karan and many others.

    Balti has appeared in the 2009 "Wurth Calendar" with models Marisa Miller and Selita Ebanks.