Irina Kulikova (born August 6, 1991] is a Russian fashion model. She was discovered in a Moscow restaurant by Ivan Bart of IMG Models and actress Liv Tyler.
She is now represented by IMG Models worldwide, and was named one of the top 10 models of 2007 by V.
During her first season in Fall/Winter 2007 she opened the shows of Prada and Nina Ricci, closed the shows of Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton, and was an exclusive for Calvin Klein in New York, among others. She has since opened shows for Dior, Donna Karan, BCBG Max Azria, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Rue du Mail, and Sonia Rykiel, and closed shows for Peter Som, Alberta Ferretti, Proenza Schouler, Donna Karan, Moschino, Dries Van Noten, John Galliano, Sonia Rykiel, Viktor & Rolf, and Vera Wang.
She also received her first crop of campaigns for Prada, Marc Jacobs’ new fragrance “Daisy”, Jil Sander, and Pringle of Scotland, while appearing regularly in editorials for W. She is known for being a favorite of Marc Jacobs and John Galliano. Irina is currently rated 39 out of the top 50 models on Models.com.
Irina was chosen one out of seven girls who got to present Alexander McQueen’s final collection. Irina is friends with fellow models including Kasia Struss, Lara Stone, Lisa Cant, Suvi Koponen, Alyona Osmanova, Catherine McNeil, and Anabela Belikova.