Jourdan Dunnis is one of the few models of color who marched for Prada in the last decade. Jourdan Dunn, the daughter of a receptionist of grenadine origins, grows in Greenford in Ealing district. In 2006, 15 years, is discovered in a Primark in Hammersmith by a scout agency of Storm Model Management in London. In autumn 2007 she made her debut on the catwalks of New York, walking for Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren, among others. In the same year, she appears on the cover of Vogue UK, and in 2008 the site Style.com named her as one of the ten most interesting new models. In July 2008, appears on the cover of Vogue Italy in a number devoted entirely to black models, while American Vogue devotes an extensive article in the same month.
Following, the model appeared on the covers of Vogue (photographed by Steven Meisel), i-D, Pop, Sunday Times Style, Luella magazine, ASOS.com magazine, Elle France. She also modeled for Gap, Topshop, Benetton, H & M and Saks Fifth Avenue. In November 2008, Dunn was named “Best Model of the Year” at the British Fashion Awards. In 2009 Jourdann Dunn was chosen as the face for the advertising campaign of YSL fragrance La Nuit de L’Homme, alongside actor Vincent Cassel.
In 2012 she took part in the ceremony of the London Olympics closing to represent the British fashion industry by wearing a dress by Jonathan Saunders, parading alongside Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, David Gandy, Karen Elson, Lily Donaldson, Lily Cole, Georgia May Jagger and Stella Tennant. In the same year, she made her debut at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, so even parades in 2013 and 2014.
In 2013 participates in the video clips of the songs of Beyoncé Yonce, next to a Model Joan Smalls and Chanel Iman, and XO, they appear also Jessica White and Diandra Forrest. Since April 2014 became the face for Maybelline Go Extreme Mascara in various advertising campaigns.
In January 2015, posing for the cover of Vogue UK, twelve years after the last cover featuring a black model, which was in 2002 with Naomi Campbell. In the same year she was elected model of the year during the British Fashion Awards. In January 2016 appears on the cover of the Japanese edition of Vogue, and is the protagonist, along with fellow Karlie Kloss, the campaign Conversely by Liu Jo. In February she appears in the film Zoolander 2 opposite Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.