Erjona Ala

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Born (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 26)
Prishtina, Kosovo
Modeling information
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorGreen
AgencyMuse Model Management (New York)
Heartbreak Management (Oslo)
Elite Model Management (Paris)
Elite Model Management (Milano)
Present Model Management (London)
Modelwerk (Hamburg)

Erjona Ala (born July 12, 1995) is a Norwegian fashion model. She is best known for being the face of Louis Vuitton's 2012 Fall/Winter campaign[1][2] and for appearing on the cover of magazines such as Vogue Italia[3] and Dazed (magazine).[4][5][6]

She has also modeled for other fashion brands such as Marc Jacobs[7], Alexander Wang (designer)[8][9] and Versace[10].

Early life

Ala is of Albanian heritage and took refuge in Norway with her family in 1997, fleeing the human rights situation in Serbia.[11]


Ala’s modeling career began when she won Elite Model Look Norway contest in 2010 (at age 15) and went on to place second in the 2010 Elite Model Look Final in Shanghai, China.[8][3][12] She appeared in 65 fashion magazines by age 16.[13]

In 2011, Ala signed with Ford Models and soon after began walking the ramp for a number of different fashion labels.[14][15]

She had her modeling debut at the Fashion week 2011/2012 in Paris, where she exclusively walked for the Balenciaga show.[8][14][16][17] In 2011, she also walked the ramp for the fall Azzedine Alaïa couture show that was held in Paris.[8][15][18]In the same year, she also appeared in fashion shows for Alice Temperley London, Margaret Howell, and Loewe (fashion brand) at venues such as London Fashion Week.[18][19]

In 2012, Ala appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia for the first time.[3][8] In the same year, she also appeared on the covers of Dazed and Confused[4][5][6] Bon Magazine[20], and ELLE Norway.[21][22] She also appeared in Another Magazine.[23] In 2012, Ala also starred in the short film The Erjonas, directed by Bon Duke for Nowness and featuring designer Prabal Gurung’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection.[24][25][26]

In 2013, Ala participated in the Mango (retailer)|Mango brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show alongside models such as Alessandra Ambrosio.[27] She also modeled for Chanel during the Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection shows at the Grand Palais in Paris.[28]

Ala has also modeled for fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton[1][2], Marc Jacobs[7], Alexander Wang (designer)[8][9] and Versace[10]. Ala has also modeled for several other fashion magazines, including W (magazine)|W Magazine[29], Marie Claire[30], and Harper's Bazaar|Harper’s Bazaar[31].

She has signed on with Elite Model Management Management[32], Munich Models[33], The Society NY[34] and Model Management Hamburg[35], in addition to her main agency Heartbreak Management Oslo[36].

The browser-based game Stardoll has an avatar based on Ala.[37]


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  2. 2.0 2.1, The FMD-. "Photo feat. Erjona Ala - Louis Vuitton - Autumn/Winter 2012 Ready-to-Wear - paris - Fashion Show | Brands | The FMD". The FMD - Retrieved 2020-12-03. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Erjona Ala -". (in italiano). Retrieved 2021-04-26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dazed. "Dazed & Confused March Issue: Collections Special". Dazed. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Kati Nescher, Frida Aasen, Erjona Ala & Lara Mullen Cover Dazed & Confused March 2012". Fashion Gone Rogue. 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Dazed & Confused Magazine - Erjona Ala". magazine canteen. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Nast, Condé. "Marc Jacobs Resort 2012 Fashion Show". Vogue. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Look, Elite Model. "My Model Beauty Routine: Erjona Ala". Elite Model Look. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Alex Wang faces: Nadja Bender, Wylie Hays, Erjona Ala. – ModelsJam". Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Nast, Condé (2012-10-03). "Versace Spring 2013". Vogue. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  11. "About". jonalamode. Retrieved 2021-04-26.
  12. "Karolina Tolkachova, ganadora del Elite Model Look 2010". Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  13. TEUTA, Revista. "Modelja e kreatorëve më të famshëm botëror". Retrieved 2021-09-14.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Erjona Ala - Behind The Camera". Lela London. 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Models of the Week: Erjona Ala". Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. "Stjerneskudd på motehimmelen - norske Erjona er 16 år og supermodell". (in norsk bokmål). Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  17. "Balenciaga goes for New Faces -". (in italiano). Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Nast, Condé (2011-10-06). "Les nouveaux mannequins de la Fashion Week". Vogue Paris (in français). Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  19. "Erjona Ala Is London Fashion Week᾿s Top Model". The Cut. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  20. "Bon Pre-Fall 2012 Covers | Erjona Ala & Hedvig Palm by Marcus Ohlsson". Fashion Gone Rogue. 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  21., The FMD-. "Cover of Elle Norway with Iselin SteiroSiri TollerodErjona AlaHanna Sorheim, July 2012 (ID:14286)| Magazines | The FMD". The FMD - Retrieved 2021-09-13. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  22. Emily (2012-07-16). "Elle Norway showcase their love for Gucci on July 2012 cover". Fashion Foie Gras. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  23. "Celebrate the Art of Rock & Roll in F/W 2012 Issue of Another Magazine". fashionCOW. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  24. Levinson, Lauren (2012-06-26). "Prabal Gurung and Bon Duke Create a Fashion-Skater Video for Nowness". ELLE. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  25. "June's Best Fashion Videos". The Cut. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  26. "Why don't you... watch Prabal Gurung's latest fashion film!". Fashion School Daily. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  27. Barcelona, EFE / (2014-01-27). "Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk, Ireland Baldwin y Andrés Velencoso, atracciones del 080". elperiodico (in español). Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  28. "Norwegian model Erjona Ala presents a creation for Chanel during the..." Getty Images. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  29. "Sects and the City". W Magazine. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  30. "Marie Claire France". Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  31. Staff, Harper's Bazaar (2013-01-08). "Wild, Fantastic Florals Are Cropping Up For Spring". Harper's BAZAAR. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  32. "Elite Milano". Elite Milano. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  33. "Berlin F/W 12: Munich Models". Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  34. "New York S/S 15: The Society (Women)". Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  35. "Berlin S/S 12: Model Management Hamburg(Women)". Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  36. "Muse Models S/S 2018 Polaroids/Portraits". Retrieved 2021-09-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  37. "Erjona Ala | Stardoll". Retrieved 2021-09-13.

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