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Anna Bayle

Anna Bayle (born 1959) is a Filipino model dubbed as the first Asian "supermodel".

She became known in the late 1970s and early 1980s as one of the top ten models of the world in only two years, also being touted the “Model of the '80s.” Bayle worked for all the major European designers and was a muse to many important designers. She also became one of the highest paid--and one of the top 3 models of that time.

Modeling career

Bayle worked for all the New York designers and became a design consultant to some established fashion houses. She did national & international campaigns for fashion houses and major department stores, as well as calendars for Elite Modeling Agency and Shiseido Cosmetics. She was featured in numerous Fashion Books such as Mugler, Chanel, Scaasi, Valentino, Versace, YSL, Dior, Fashion Illustrations by Antonio, etc. Bayle was photographed by many of the top fashion photographers including Helmut Newton, Norman Parkinson, Sante D' Orazio, Peter Beard, David Seidner, Olivero Toscani, Arthur Elgort, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Skrebneski, Alex Chatelain and Paolo Roversi.

Bayle decided to retire in 1994, while still wildly popular with designers, a rarity in the industry for a model in her mid-30s.

Personal life

Giving birth to her child Callum is her fulfillment of womanhood.

Currently, she launched her Anna Bayle Lipstick line in New York, catering to Asian women.


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