Jac Jagaciak, real name Monika Jagaciak, is a Polish model. The now 18-year-old stunner was discovered at the tender age of 13, a fact which brought the young model her fair share of controversy. Many in the industry were wary of the over-sexualization that might occur by putting such a young girl in fashion ads. None the less, that didn’t stop her from landing a Hermes campaign soon after her discovery.
Because of her young age she had to sit out Fashion Week for two years, but in 2009 she finally made her catwalk debut in the fall shows. She has since graced the runway for tons of top designers such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Joseph Altuzarra, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Dior, Jil Sander, Tom Ford, Chanel, John Galliano, Versace, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Elie Saab, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Roland Mouret, Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Marchesa, Jill Stuart, Derek Lam, Vera Wang, Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta, and the list goes on. Basically any and everyone wants to book this sandy-haired, green eyed beauty.
In print she is just as popular. She has graced the covers of Viva Moda, Vogue China, W Korea, Fashion Magazine, Numero (December & June issues), and Numero Tokyo. She’s done print ads for GAP, Barney’s, Issey Miyake, Valentino, Lacoste, Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, YSL, Alberta Ferretti, and Chanel. In fact, Jagaciak has been somewhat of a muse for Chanel. She has been cast in all of their major ads for the past couple of years. Every season, without fail, there’s Jagaciak looking like a goddess in some Chanel make-up ad. One such ad can be seen here:
In addition to her many modeling accolades, Jagaciak is a bit of an athlete too. Coming from a family of athletes, she reveals if not modeling she would probably have gone that route too: “My dad coaches athletes from Wielkopolska, and [my sister] Anna competes in long jump and triple jump. She was a bronze medalist at the European Athletics Junior Championships. I love high jump and volleyball. If I wasn’t modeling, I would probably be training like my sister.”