Meet the Kenyan model who is quietly dominating high-end global fashion

A quiet social media lifestyle may be the reason why Kenyans are unaware of the marvel that is Judy Kinuthia.

Standing at 5ft 11in, the Kenyan beauty has turned heads on some of the world’s most iconic fashion stages.

A look at his profile published by Models provides insight into Kinuthia’s success despite her low profile on social media.

Kenyan model Judy Kinuthia models the Moncler collection in February 2020.


Kinuthia started her international modeling career at Prada exclusively for the 2019 season. She then worked for the Spanish luxury fashion house Loewe, founded in 1846 and is currently LVMH’s oldest luxury fashion house.

The 5’11” beauty walked for the Italian luxury fashion house, founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani and part of Valentino Fashion Group, Maison Valentino.

She worked for the famous French fashion house Hermès, founded in 1837. She specializes in leather goods, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfumery, jewelry, watches and ready-to-wear accessories. carry.

Kinuthia is no stranger to Balmain runways either, having worked for the French luxury fashion house founded by Pierre Balmain in 1945. The brand is one of the most beloved by celebrities around the world, including American socialite Kim Kardashian. and his family. .

Judy has appeared in photo shoots for renowned photographers such as Solve Sundsbo & Brigitte Niedermair for Vogue Italia, Sarah Moon for Dior Magazine and Richard Phibbs for Vogue Greece Cover.

Photographer Richard Phibbs captured Kinuthia for Vogue Greece in December 2020.

Kinuthia walked the runway at the APC Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 30, 2019 in Paris, France.

Kenyan model Judy Kinuthia models for Elie Saab in January 2020.

Kenyan model Judy Kinuthia models for Elie Saab in January 2020.

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In 2019, she also walked the Ralph And Russo Fall-Winter show in a couture dress awash with rubies and pearlescent sequins in a floral pattern, enriched with 3D beaded petals and finished with red and lavender devoured ostrich feathers.

“I’m so moved to walk for this amazing show. Thank you so much for having me and the great team behind it,” she shared after working with Italian luxury fashion house Armani.

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