In a fashion week packed with plenty of drama (Slimane vs. Horyn! Hotdogs vs. hamburgers! Bitchslapping by the French!) it’s hard for one lone model to pull the attention of the fashion press just by being (seemingly) omnipresent. Yet it seemed like all the fashion crew wanted to talk about was British model and socialite Cara Delevingne. The British press in particular seemed besotted with her, but we were pretty captivated too. “Is it just me, or is Cara Delevingne everywhere this season?” asked the Twitterverse. So just what is it about Cara?
Signed with Storm Management, Cara already has a pretty impressive resume at just 19 years old. She is one of the faces of Burberry beauty, which makes sense considering we’re all well obsessed with her eyebrows (to nick a phrase from the Brits). Most recently, she covered i-D‘s “Just Kids” issue, shot by Terry Richardson, and she’s fronting Blumarine’s fall ad campaign. Cara will also have a sex scene in this winter’s Anna Karenina, the film starring Keira Knightley.
So was she really everywhere this season? Pretty much. We counted 53 trips down the catwalk at all four international fashion weeks, including some seriously major shows like Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Chanel.
But what really sets Cara apart from her model compatriots is her personality. Judging by the many street style and backstage photos in which she’s pulling some pretty ridiculous faces, Cara is a model who doesn’t take being beautiful so seriously. Her besties include people like Azealia Banks and Karlie Kloss, and she’s been spotted with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles (I don’t even know who to be more jealous of in this situation, that’s how much I like Cara). When we caught up with her in Paris, she was singing the Powerpuff Girls theme song at full volume.
We dare you to watch this interview from Grazia UK, in which she lists “food” as one of her fashion week essentials, and tell us you don’t want to be friends with her.
Click through to see Cara and her brows take the runways 53 times. Enjoy.