Christy Turlington: Graduated cum laude in 1999 from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Comparative Religion and Eastern Philosophy and later continued her studies at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Kate Grigorieva: Has a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Murmansk State Technical University.
Sasha Pivovarova: Studied art at the St. Petersburg art institute and even hosted her own exhibit in New York City.
Anna Selezneva: Has psychology degree from Moscow State University.
Cindy Crawford: Studied chemical engineering at Northwestern University before dropping out to pursue modeling.
Iman: Studied political science at the University of Nairobi and speaks five languages.
Cameron Russell: Studied economics and political science at Columbia University, graduating with honours.
studied at The Courtauld Institute of Art, which forms part of the University of London and
was awarded a first in her history of art degree.
Joan Smalls: Graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico.
Amanda Murphy: The American model is also a radiology technologist, who split her time at college between the runway and the hospital but gave up the former for two years of in-hospital training before heading back into the fashion world with Proenza Schouler and Prada exclusives.
Julia Nobis: She began studying a Bachelor of science and applied science through Melbourne’s RMIT while walking for almost every big name in fashion and is currently working towards a postgraduate degree in medicine with dreams of becoming an ER doctor.
After a week-long program at the Harvard Business School, she lelf Victoria’s Secrets and enrolled at the New York University’s Gallatin School. She has also spoken of her love of coding and after attending a two-week course at the Flatiron School donated a scholarship to the school for 20 young women to study coding aptly named Kode with Karlie.
After trading the runway for library, the model’s hard work paid off, graduating from Cambridge University in 2011 with double first class honours in art history.
Lyndsey Scott: Graduated from Amherst College with dual majors in theatre and computer science.
Where coding meets the catwalk: Coder and model Lyndsey Scott showcases the ever lowering barriers between the worlds of fashion and technology, having created iTunes available apps and walked for the likes of Calvin Klein. We spoke to the 29 year old about her twin careers, how technology has helped her fashion career, and breaking the mold.