Following her debut in the Autumn/Winter 2011 catwalk show for Burberry, Cara Delevingne has become one of the most in-demand models in the industry, walking for over 30 designers in the Autumn/Winter 2013 shows and fronting campaigns for luxury labels including Chanel, Fendi, Saint Laurent, DKNY and Mulberry, as well as being the face of Burberry beauty.
In 2012, Delevingne was awarded Model of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards. In March 2013, Delevingne landed her first British Vogue cover, followed swiftly by covers for Vogue Nippon, Vogue China and Vogue Australia.
Famed as much for her modelling as her public persona, Delevingne’s celebrity has followed that of supermodels such as Kate Moss, garnering a dedicated fan following and attention from the mainstream press outside the fashion industry. Through clever use of social media – Delevingne has gathered over one million followers on Twitter and more than two million followers on Instagram – the young model has built a viable commercial brand around herself, which in turn has helped her secure contracts with labels keen to capitalise on her growing prominence. In February 2013, Delevingne registered a trademark for her name and also established a business name under Cara&Co.
Delevingne first began modelling at age ten in an editorial shot by Bruce Weber for Vogue Italia and in campaigns for Cadbury’s chocolate in Britain, before being signed to Storm Model Management by owner Sarah Doukas. Prior to landing the Burberry campaign, the aspiring model worked on catalogue shoots for British e-commerce site Asos, whilst studying drama at Bedales, an exclusive private school in Hampshire.
Keen to pursue a career in acting, Delevingne has participated in films such as the 2011 production of Anna Karenina alongside Keira Knightley and in 2013 was cast in British film Kids in Love.