Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
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Fashion model in the 90`s, Duff McKagan`s wife
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Susan Holmes-McKagan (born on May 5, 1970) is an American born model, TV personality, and designer. She has appeared on the covers of U.S. and/or international editions of Vogue, W, Marie Claire, Glamour, Maxim and Playboy. She is also known as the public face and founder of her ten- year plus business venture Susan Holmes Swimwear, LLC. According to an interview by famed Elsa Klensch on CNN, Susan earned the title “the body” from her modeling success, and iconic fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Susan is currently married to CEO/founding member and guitarist Duff McKagan (formerly of Guns N’ Roses, and Velvet Revolver).
Holmes was born in Bowling Green, Ohio and is the daughter of Dr. John Holmes and Judith A. Holmes. Her father is thrice a Fulbright Scholar, and part of the International Advertising Association, World Conference of Education and the United Nations. Holmes’ parents divorced in 1979, and Susan moved out west with her older brother, sister and mother to San Diego- where Judith taught as an English teacher and San Diego County Office of Education Reading Specialist, helping children with learning disabilities to read.
Susan graduated from the University of San Diego High School, was a cheerleader and on the honor roll. She was voted by her class, in the “senior standouts” as the person most desired as “deserted island companion.” Susan was discovered at the age of 16, while dining in a restaurant in Manhattan and sitting at a table next to Jodie Foster. Fashion photographer Marco Glaviano approached Susan and asked if she were a model. After meeting various top agents, Holmes was accepted by two modeling agencies, Ford and Elite. It was at the age of 17, that Holmes was on her first cover of a magazine (San Diego magazine) and also appearing in ads on billboards.
Susan’s designer accomplishments stem from a career as an international model. Holmes worked for Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Chanel, Versace, John Galliano, Lacroix, Herve Leger, Badley Mischka, Nicole Miller, Marc Jacobs, Stephen Sprouse and Prada. Holmes also has appeared in ad campaigns for Adrienne Vittadini, Yves St. Laurent, Fendi, Escada, Guess jeans, Revlon, Rene Guinot,Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton and Victoria’s Secret. Holmes was in television commercials for Peugot (which actually won an award –and was filmed by Madonna videographer Jean Baptisite Mondino). She then followed with two more commercials, for Triumph and H & M lingerie. Susan then starred, as “the runaway bride” alongside fellow models Tyra Banks, Kate Moss and Helena Christensen in the British film Inferno!
Susan Holmes Swimwear, LLC is a swimwear line that Susan commenced in 1997 while pregnant with her first child. Holmes now has two children, Grace Elizabeth (born August 27,1997) and Mae Marie (born July 14, 2000). Susan’s designs have been worn by celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Venus Williams, Heidi Klum, Stella McCartney, Elle Macpherson, and Daryl Hannah to name a few. She was the “designer with the most suits” in a recent Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit edition- and her bikini made entirely guitar pics donned the calendar and DVD cover. Holmes Swimwear has sold at Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and an exclusive line for Victoria’s Secret. Susan Holmes Swimwear is also sold at her online store- www.susanholmes.net. Susan gives back over 15% after net proceeds to charities, such as “Project Angel Food”, "Surfrider Foundation" and the Red Cross for natural disaster victims. Holmes received an award from supermodel Niki Taylor, in New York City as “The Swimwear Designer of the Year” at the National Children Leukemia Foundation’s –The Michael Awards in 2008.
Holmes created her own label of swimwear and cover ups, and serves as the spokesmodel for her own branded line. She was a creative director, celebrity guest judge and mentor/designer to the aspiring models on America’s Next Top Model (Cycle 11-You’re Beautiful Now Change) alongside Tyra Banks. Susan has also appeared on MTV, as herself in the video for Velvet Revolver’s song “Fall to Pieces”, with her clothing designs on TvLand’s “She`s Got The Look”, and recently seen on E! Channel’s Rock Star Wives... Susan was a regular correspondent on Fox News with Shepard Smith, reporting as an “Idol Insider’ for tv show American Idol. Holmes also made her first time ever appearance, taped with her husband, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) on CNBC – Donny Deutsch. Susan was given the key to the city of both Detroit and Toledo from Mayor Jack Ford/Kwami Kilpatrick as a result of her international businesswoman accomplishments.
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Model, Designer, TV personality
Susan Elizabeth Holmes-McKagan (born May 5, 1972) is an American model, television personality, and fashion designer. She has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Playboy. She is also known as the public face and founder of her business venture Susan Holmes Swimwear. According to an interview by Elsa Klensch on CNN, Holmes earned the title "The Body" from iconic fashion photographer Steven Meisel. She is married to Guns N' Roses musician Duff McKagan.
Favorite TV Shows
Guns N' Roses, Jane's Addiction
Full Name at Birth
Susan Elizabeth Holmes
University of San Diego High School, San Diego, California
Judith A. Holmes
Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell
Susan Holmes Swimwear (founder)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Heffner Management - Seattle
Los Angeles, Paris
Red, Pink, Blue
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