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Posted Fri, January 8, 2010 3:02pm EDT

Supermodel Karen Elson Is The New Face of St. John — Exclusive New Photos!

Karen Elson, the gorgeous redhead married to Jack White, frontman for the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, is the new star of St. John’s spring campaign.

Super celeb Angelina Jolie was the face of fashion label St. John, from 2005 to 2008. And now, Angie’s finally been replaced by stunner supermodel Karen Elson, renound for both her fashion runway career and her marriage to rocker Jack White.

The choice to cast Karen is a continuation of the company’s refocus on models. Supermodel Liya Kebede, shot by Mark Seliger, was the first to follow Angie after she left the campaign. Insiders tell that Angelina has maintained a friendly relationship with the company.

“We wanted to make a clean break from actresses … and cleanse the palette. We needed to show a modern point of view of St. John. We have evolved,” St. John CEO, Glenn McMahon, told Women’s Wear Daily.

In any case, Karen, who’s British, shocked celebrity watchers when she and White Stripes/Racanteurs frontman Jack White married after a whirlwind one-month romance. They met when she appeared in the White Stripes music video for their song, “Blue Orchid.”

Hard to believe, with her model’s figure that the couple now has two little ones — Scarlett Teresa White and Henry Lee White.

The dramatic new pics were shot by photog Greg Kadel — nice job!


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