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With a personality as sharp as her presence in front of the camera, Dana Taylor brings edgy energy and sassy spirit to the worlds of fashion, media, content, and film and television.

Starring in an iconic cover of Playboy and modeling for the likes of Calvin Klein, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and Victoria’s Secret, she continues to transfix audiences worldwide no matter what she does.

Growing up in a small Illinois suburb, she magnetically gravitated towards modeling as a kid. Finding inspiration at home, her father worked as a professional photographer out of his own studio. As a pre-teen, she staged runway shows in the driveaway for her friends.

Inspired by Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and other nineties icons, Dana pursued a career the first moment possible. Shooting billboards for the likes of McDonalds and appearing in various retail catalogs, she signed to Ford in Chicago at just 15-years-old.

A whirlwind of work around the world followed. Post-high school, Calvin Klein texclusively enlisted her for shows in London, Paris, Milan, and New York. Eventually, she became a regular for Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. After shining in catalogs for H&M and Victoria’s Secret, she graced the cover of Marie Claire and appeared in Interview, Elle, GQ, Details, and many more.

Achieving the first of many high watermarks, she adorned the cover of Playboy’s “Adventure Issue” with her own 12-page spread and centerfold. However, Dana pushed even harder and challenged herself further. She starred in the music video for “No Limit” by G-Eazy, Cardi B, and A$AP Rocky and led campaigns for skincare leader La Mer.

Dana’s NFT debut collection, titled Chaos & couture dually serves as a "tell all" of over a decade worth of her own stories, challenges and triumphs as a model in the high octane world of the fashion industry. Using a mix-media approach, CHAOS & COUTURE embodies the essence of its creator - colorful, spontaneous while at the same time exuding sophistication with a playful twist.

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