Katya Ledneva is a model from Russia who was discovered while shopping at the TSUM department store in Russia. While she was showing off a dress she saved up for to her mother, a scout was stunned by her beauty and signed her on the spot. Instead of having to convince the modeling world of her appeal, the scout had to convince her of the opportunities that modeling has provided. And this promise has certainly become reality, as Katya Ledneva completed ad campaigns for Fendi plus Spring 2016 TV ads for Versace.
Editorials also came in huge numbers for Miss Ledneva’s modeling potential. Fudge Magazine Japan, Vogue Russia (June and September 2015), Tank Magazine 2015, Ladies Magazine Sept. 2015 and March 2016, Numero Russia March 2016 each chose the model to star in their photoshoot editorials. Katya Ledneva has also become a runway must for the top designers. She has walked for Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015, Dolce Gabbana for both Fall/Winter 2015 and 2016, Trussardi Fall/Winter 2015, and Prada Fall/Winter 2015 and 2016 Milan. Miss Ledneva also walked for Giorgio Armani Fall/Winter 2015, Celine Fall and Winter 2015 and 2016 Paris, Chanel Fall and Winter 2015, Valentino Fall/Winter 2015/16 Paris, Les Copains Fall/Winter 2015, Moncler, and Abris. Only in Fall and Winter 2015, she walked for Barbara Bui, Dior, Balmain, Lacoste, Versace, Chanel, Valentino, Maison Martin Margiela, Elie Saab, Celine, Etro, Calvin Klein, Trussardi, and many, many more.
Katya Ledneva’s modeling career is impressive, yet someday she would like to start a vintage shop in her hometown. Her first walk for Prada made her nervous but the exhilaration afterwards was incredible. She recounts it among her favorite modeling memories.