Jourdan Dunn attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at One Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England
Jourdan Dunn is pictured at Burberry Prorsum during London Fashion Week on February 17, 2014 in London, England
Jourdan Dunn is sighted arriving at the Mulberry dinner at Claridges during London Fashion Week on February 16, 2014 in London, England
Jourdan Dunn attends the Mulberry dinner to celebrate the launch of the Cara Delevingne Collection at Claridge's Hotel on February 16, 2014 in London, England
Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn attend the NBA Live basketball match between the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks at the 02 Arena on January 16, 2014 in London, England
Jourdan Dunn attends CFDA and Vogue 2013 Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration at Spring Studios on November 11, 2013 in New York City
Jourdan Dunn attends the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel on November 5, 2013 in London, England
Jourdan Dunn, winner of the Model of the Year award, attends the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel on November 5, 2013 in London, England
Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne at The London Edition Hotel on September 14, 2013 in London, England
Jourdan Dunn attends an after party following the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England
Jordan Dunn attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England
Jourdan Dunn poses for a portrait at the Red Bull Music Academy Sound System at Notting Hill Carnival at Notting Hill on August 26, 2013 in London, England
Jourdan Dunn attends the Mahiki Coconut Backstage Bar during day 2 of V Festival 2013 at Hylands Park on August 18, 2013 in Chelmsford, England
No one would ever have imagined that a young girl spotted in Primark in 2006 would become one of the first black models to grace Prada’s catwalk in over a decade.
Jourdan Dunn made her debut just a year after being scouted, walking in shows for Marc Jacobs and Polo Ralph Lauren among others.
She has since become a household name and worked with brands including Burberry, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent and Victoria’s Secret.
Dunn, who was born in West London, has distinguished herself from other catwalk stars by speaking out about issues close to her heart such as racial discrimination within the industry.
In July 2008 she was chosen by Steven Meisel to appear on the cover of Vogue Italia, an issue devoted entirely to black models. In March this year, she appeared in Net-a-Porter’s ‘The Edit’, speaking of encountering prejudice at castings.
Dunn was named ‘Model of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards in 2008. At 5 foot 10.5 inches, she admits that she frequently practices walking in very high heels.
More recently, the mum of one has been chosen as the face of Rihanna’s collection for River Island and will feature In Aldo’s Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign.
She’s not afraid to champion the high street either and wowed at this year’s Met Ball in custom Topshop.
Dunn defines her style as ‘street meets chic’, and is often papped in basketball jerseys and beanie hats. She loves to wear black, and her Victoria Beckham dress at this year’s Glamour Women of the Year Awards accentuated her petite frame to perfection.
Whether she’s working the runway in sky-scraper heels or keeping it simple in a blazer and sneakers, JD boasts an effortlessly sleek wardrobe.