Fashion / Society

13 reasons why Freja Beha Erichsen is the reigning 'queen of cool'

By Charlotte Manning

Freja Beha walks the runway for Chloe AW10. Photo: Getty

Hailing from Roskilde, Denmark, model Freja Beha Erichsen has become one of Scandinavia's top fashion exports. Here we chart some of her biggest moments

Scouted on the streets of her native Denmark, Freja Beha Erichsen is dubbed 'Queen of Cool' — partly due to her androgynous and endlessly fierce Scandi-girl style. Although she has graced multiple Vogue covers and shot campaigns for Saint Laurent, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Valentino, it is her long-standing friendship and collaboration with the late Karl Lagerfeld that continues to inspire. Not only did she walked in numerous couture and ready-to-wear shows for Chanel but she also appeared in Lagerfeld’s short films “Remember Now” (2010) and “The Tale of A Fairy” (2011).


Known for her effortless Scandinavian charm, edgy personal style, and highly memorable tattoos, Erichsen has never been shy of portraying herself in bold new dimensions in front of the camera. She was found and developed by Unique Models who are still her mother agency. Her portfolio is extensive and her vibe is admirable. Let's peek at some of her most iconic career moments, many of which have become Vogue (and Scandinavian) memorabilia.