Aoki was discovered in New York
at a Rancid concert she had gatecrashed. She started modeling when she
was 13, the same year Aoki was introduced to supermodel Kate Moss by
her godmother who would later take the young Devon under her wing. It
wasn't much later that Devon signed onto Storm Model Management at the
tender age of 14. In 1998, Devon replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of
She has modeled for the fashion houses Lancome, Chanel, and Versace.
Aoki is 5 ft 6 in — an almost unheard of height for runway models, who
are usually at least 5 ft 8 in tall. She has done ad campaigns for:
Chanel Couture by Karl Lagerfeld, Versace Atelier by Steven Meisel,
Junko Shimada by Bettina Kimenda and Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons
Early on in her career Aoki made cameo appearances in several
music videos, including Duran Duran's "Electric Barbarella", Primal
Scream's "Kowalski" (With Kate Moss), Elton John's "Something About The
Way You Look Tonight", Ginuwine's "In Those Jeans" video and, later, in
Ludacris's "Act a Fool". Her acting career includes films like 2 Fast 2
Furious, D.E.B.S., Sin City, Dead or Alive and War.
She has joined L.A.'s International Creative Management for
representation and The Firm for management (which manages the likes of
Jennifer Lopez and Adrien Brody). Aoki plans on launching her own
clothing line, and has signed on to New York entrepreneur Richie
Akiva's record label, where she will cut her own album.
In September 2007, it was announced she was designing jeans line for
Levi's. "One of the coolest designs is an adjustable zip waist you can
tighten with an elegant clasp closure," she told to reporters.
Lancome, Moschino, e-Luxury, Alessandro Dell'Aqua, Max Factor, Chanel, Versace, Helena Rubenstein, Ungaro, Bloomingdales, Junko Shimada
Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Madam Figaro, Cosmo Girl, i-D, Nylon, Nova, Trace
Blumarine, Chanel, Diane von Furstenburg, Fendi, Issey Miyake, Paco Rabanne, Anna Sui, Celine, Christian Lacroix, Emmanual Ungaro, Gucci Jeans, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lagerfeld Gallery, MARC, Oscar de la Renta, Sephora, Sonia Rykiel, Valentino, Victor & Rolph, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss