In 2000, while attending a food fair in her hometown of Tallinn, Tiiu Kuik was discovered by the owner of the “TopModel” agency. The then 13-year-old Tiiu Kuik soon found herself in Japan, and later, Italy. Her career really began taking off in 2003 after she appeared in Ready to Wear shows for Jil Sander, Calvin Klein, Versace, and several other top designers. Her big break came when she opened Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2003 extravaganza. She was invited to open the design house’s show once again for their Spring/Summer 2004 campaign.
Tiiu Kuik became as demanded for catwalk shows as for advertising and magazine spreads. She graced the cover of Australian Vogue’s July 2004 issue, and has since appeared on the covers of German, Mexican and U.S. published “en Espanol” editions of the popular revue. Her print campaign credits include Neiman Marcus, Barney’s, Bill Blass, and Christian Dior’s J’Adore fragrance. The waif model made her haute couture debut in 2004, and has appeared in important showcases for Christian Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Christian Lacroix. Tiiu has also appeared in ready-to-wear shows for Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Dsquared2, and Baby Phat. Tiiu Kuik’s agencies include the Major Model Management’s New York, Milan and Paris branches, as well as the FM Model Agency.