Dominika Wycech is a Paris based Haute Couture Polish model and a cover girl known for her classic features and refined looks.
24FASHION.TV: When did you first realize you wanted to pursue a career as a model?
Dominika Wycech: I was never thinking about modeling. I was always refusing all scouts from model agencies. My friends were trying to convince me to give it a chance. But I was still saying no. When everyone left me alone I decided to take part in a beauty contest “Miss Warsaw” which I actually won, I also got a second title for “Miss Warsaw Models.” From that moment my adventure with modeling has begun and I started to pursue it 100%!
How old were you when you first started?
I started pretty late for a model, I was already 22 years old but looked 16.
Dominika Wycech walking the runway for Guo Pei – East Palace collection Spring/Summer 2019
What do you consider the toughest aspect of this job?
I would say “there is no sure tomorrow”. Everything can change last minute and you better don’t celebrate your job before it’s done.
What is your favorite part about being a model?
Fashion shows; during which I kind of switch worlds and realities. On the runway I’m in my own fairy tale.
What are some of your modeling jobs and runway you walked you are most proud of?
I do love Haute Couture and I’m definitely more Haute Couture runway girl then Ready-to-wear. I did 6 shows of my beloved Guo Pei and yes her shows are like a fairy tale for everyone. I will always remember the first Haute Couture season in Paris and the first show for Christophe Josse. Julien Fourni, Tony Ward, Aganovich, Tex Saverio, Zaid Nakad, Ilja, Yanina Couture, Hexa by Kuho, Rami Al Ali, Tsumori Chisato, Mara Hoffman; I did a lot, and I am proud of all of them because I love the feeling when I’m on the runway. It’s not possible to explain. Also, I worked for Saint Laurent as a fitting model and that was an amazing experience. I was traveling to Venice and Bologne, and I was able to be a part of the creation process from the very beginning. I can say I’m a Margiela girl so far I was a part of the team during last few seasons. Before it was Giambattista Vali, Lanvin, Kenzo, Stella McCartney, Rick Owens, Balenciaga and Celine.