Hailey Michele Clauson is an American fashion model. In 2016, she was one of three separate cover stars of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Years active: 2009–present
Age: March 7, 1995, 28 years old and 11 months, Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.
Sun Sign: Pisces
Hair: Color Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Heigh: 5ft11in / 1.80m
Measurements: 35-24-34 in / 89-61-87 cm
Bra Size: 32CUS / 70CEU
Her educational background is not known. She, though started walking in the fashion shows before 15.
She has mom, dad and a brother (extreme right) in her family.
Clauson was discovered on an open casting call in Los Angeles, of which Ford Models signed her on the spot, a “surreal” experience she recalled. Clauson started modeling at age 14, appearing in ad campaigns for Wild Fox Couture, Jag Jeans and in the Forever 21 catalog. Later in 2009 she left Ford Models and signed with Marilyn Agency. That same year she was featured Model of the Month in the October issue of Japanese Vogue. In September 2010 she made her catwalk debut at the spring ADAM show in New York and also walked for Zac Posen and Calvin Klein. Clauson’s debut season yielded such sensational results that MODELS.com listed her to be one of the Top 10 Newcomers for fashion week Spring/Summer 2011.
In 2011, she left Marilyn Agency and signed with Next Models. For SS11, her advertising campaigns included Mavi Jeans, Gucci, Dsquared2, and Jill Stuart. On February 18, Clauson appeared on E! News, accompanied by her mother, for her first television interview. Clauson has appeared in the Fall/Winter campaigns for Topshop, Zara, Moussy and Plein Sud. as well as appearing in Jay-Z’s alternative video, Empire State Of Mind which featured top models. Clauson appeared on E! News, accompanied by her mother, for her first TV interview which aired in February 18. Five days after her TV interview aired, Hailey became the subject of controversy when it was found out she walked in three of the major shows: Diane von Fürstenberg, DKNY, and Oscar de la Renta in New York Fashion Week being still only 15 years old, when the age limit set by the Council of Fashion Designers of America bans models below 16 for catwalk shows. The fact that von Fürstenberg was president of the CFDA added to the controversy. Fürstenberg later said she didn’t know Clauson’s age and apologized. Six months later, in August of that same year, Clauson made head-line news again when her parents reportedly were suing Urban Outfitters and two other retailers for the unauthorized use of risqué photos of Hailey on their t-shirts. The suit says the shirts “force” Clauson “to be the object of prurient interests and provides wallpaper for the likes of pedophiles.” Clauson’s parents sued all three retailers and the photographer for a total of $28 million in damages. In February 2012, the case against the photographer was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction by the New York based federal court. The other three defendants settled with Ms. Clauson. Controversy aside, Clauson has appeared in the Fall/Winter campaigns for Topshop, Zara, Moussy and Plein Sud. as well as appearing in Jay-Z‘s alternative video, Empire State of Mind which featured top models.
In January 2014, model Hailey Clauson was the focus of an Agent Provocateur advertising campaign called “Behind Closed Doors,” which was photographed by Miles Aldridge.
Clauson appeared nude in body paint in the 2015 SI Swimsuit issue
Clauson is an environmentalist, and has stated that she does not own a car. Cameron Clauson, owner of a local movie company, Clauson Films, has stated he is related to her.
First Fashion Show
She debuted with Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2011 fashion show where she modeled for Adam, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Edun, Elie Saab, Hakaan, Gucci, Hermes, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Miu Miu, and Z Spoke by Zac Posen.
In 2016, she was one of three separate cover stars of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Hailey Clauson Favorite Things
Model – Veruschka von Lehndorff (German model and actress)
Hailey Clauson Facts
In 2011, Clauson left Marilyn Agency, and instead signed with Next Models.
As of 2010, Hailey still sleep with her baby blankie.
As a child, she has played lots of basketball. Her dad used to be the coach of the teams, for which she used to play.
Clauson commenced modeling at 14.
Hailey was discovered on an open casting call in Los Angeles. She signed with Ford Models on the spot in 2009.
On her off days, she does homework and lots of sleeping.
If she is allowed to meet anyone (dead or alive), she would like to meet Gianni Versace as he is kind-hearted and respects models in this business and even helps them to become supermodels.
She likes everything of being a model. Without modeling, it wouldn’t have been possible for her to make new friends, wear new clothes, and encounter new experiences.
Before 16, no model is allowed to take part in the fashion show. But, Hailey had already walked at three fashion shows at 15. Later, the controlling body, i.e., CFDA (Council of Fashion
Designers of America) apologised for that.
Due to unauthorized use of risque photos of Hailey on the Urban Outfitters t-shirts, Hailey parents sued the retailer for $28 million.