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Elsa Hosk in New York City

20 April 2020

Before the Coronavirus lockdown, Swedish model and current Victoria's Secret Angel, Elsa Hosk posted images of herself posing in New York City's SoHo.

The model has worked for brands including Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Free People, Ungaro, H&M, Anna Sui, Lilly Pulitzer and Guess. She modelled for Victoria's Secret, appearing in the brand's annual fashion show from 2011 to 2018. She has also appeared in many of the brand's campaigns, especially for the sub-division PINK.

Instagram image posted by Elsa Hosk posing in SoHo

Growing up in Sweden, Hosk was presented with offers to model during high school after her father submitted photographs to various modelling agencies in Sweden when she was 13; she began modelling at 14. She did some modelling in high school but decided to primarily concentrate on her studies instead, she did some notable work with Guess and other companies however. After graduating, she decided to pursue a career in the Swedish women's basketball league. Hosk has commented that the level of play in the Swedish professional basketball league was not on par with the WNBA, and that interest in the sport was not as great in Sweden as in the United States. Although she ultimately abandoned professional basketball for modelling, Hosk has said that the intense rigor of practices, 8 per week when playing basketball and travel helped prepare her for the physical and travel demands of the modelling world.

Instagram image posted by Elsa Hosk

After playing professional basketball for two years, she began receiving many job offers and soon moved to New York City to begin modelling full-time. Some writers have speculated that her work with Victoria's Secret was what brought her into the top tier fashion world, but Hosk also identifies her work with photographer Ellen von Unwerth in campaigns for Guess.

Instagram image posted by Elsa Hosk

She opened the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2016 and wore the Swarovski outfit in 2017. She was chosen to wear the "Dream Angels" Fantasy Bra in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held in New York City on 8 November 2018. The bra, worth $1 million, was designed by Atelier Swarovski and hand-set with 2,100 Swarovski created diamonds. She has walked for designers like Versace, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, YSL, Balmain, Moschino, Calvin Klein, Isabel Marant, Brandon Maxwell, LaQuan Smith, Valentino, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Max Mara, Dolce&Gabbana, Escada, Etro, Jeremy Scott and many more.

Instagram image posted by Elsa Hosk


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