9 Petite Models Who Made a Transition in the Fashion Industry


The fashion industry has always been strict. Now it is becoming more and more diverse and it is not that much selective when it comes to standadrs. The industry is also accepting as part of it different model with different body types. Petite models such as Lily Rose Depp and Cara Delevigne are a proof that height does not always matter. You don’t have to be 6-foot tall to be famous on this industry.

These are the living examples of it. From Devon Aoki to Cara Delevigne these are the most famous petite models who made a transition in the fashion industry.

9. Twiggy

Twiggy is 5’6”.

She became globaly known as the world’s first supermodel, totaly changing the beauty standards of the 60’s. She transformed the industry in unpredicted ways, often portraying unique looks. She was at the same time the first model to turn her name into a business. She created her own clothing lines, accessories and even dolls were named after her.

8. Devon Aoki

She is only 5’5”.

Starting from haute couture runways to being on the cover of the most important magazines worldwide like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D and Nylon, Devon Aoki conquered the 90’s togather with her mentor, Kate Moss.

7. Sara Sampaio

Being 5’8, it’s up for debate if Sara is classified as a petite model, but one thing is certain: she’s one of the shortest models that have ever walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Sara has also became the face of Calvin Klein, Balmain, Marchesa, Tory Burch and Tommy Hilfiger.

6. Amina Blu

She is 5’1” tall.

This German and Pakistani beauty figure is now popular to New York Fashion Week. At 5’1, Amina has performed for Kanye West’s line more than 5 times. With memorable looks and signature style, we’re sure that Amina will keep making name.

5. Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski became the 2013’s IT girl after starring in the contentious video Blurred Lines. And instead of just being “the girl from that music video”, Emily took advantage of the sudden moment and started working with important fashion houses such as Marc Jacobs and MiuMiu. This famous model is only 5’7”.

4. Anja Konstantinova

Anja is one of the examples that modeling is not only about being tall. She is only 5’4” and a great model of the industry.

Anja’s modeling career went on its highest in Australia, signing her contracts with IMG Models in Sydney, Elite Model Management in Paris and Marilyn’s Agency in New York. You may all have seen her editorials such as Oyster, Marie Clare and Vogue.

3. Kate Moss

Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Dior… all the greatest fashion brands, Kate has done it. She’s only 5’7, but the 90’s couldn’t have been the same without her. Because of her incredibly successful career, Kate opened the a door for all petite models worldwide.

2. Cara Delevingne

Only 5’8”. From modeling to acting and all in between, Cara is a proof that height means little when it comes to talent. What makes Cara different from other models is her charisma, sense of humour and the ability she has to adapt in a fast changing industry.

1. Lily-Rose Depp

And the last but not the least, Lily-Rose. She made her runway debut with Chanel in 2016. She might be only 5’3, but that didn’t stop her from becoming the muse of Karl Lagerfeld.