The Cara Delevingne and Marc Jacobs love affair wasn’t always chocolate and roses…
It’s hard to believe that fashion model of the moment, Cara Delevingne, wasn’t always the sought after face that she is now. In fact, because of her height—she’s only 5’9—the model was dropped from the Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012-2013 shows! “It was the show in which everyone was very tall and long,” said Kate Grand, who helps Jacobs cast his shows. “I remember Marc looking at me and saying, ‘Why is that dwarf in here?’”
All isn’t lost though. Delevingne did walk in Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2013 and Fall/Winter 2013-2014 shows and now, the designer considers himself a fan. “She has a great energy,” he said. “She turned up to the Vuitton show wearing a zebra outfit from Madagascar, a onesie. She’d been traipsing round Paris all evening in it; you’ve got to love a girl like that.” It’s clear Jacobs has had a change of heart, as he even featured her in his ‘Protect the Skin You’re in’ campaign and short film for Louis Vuitton.
And, perhaps that’s how the model has been able to make such an impact on the fashion industry as well, fronting major campaigns like YSL (fashion and beauty), Burberry, not to mention, a possible clothing line in the works with singer/friend Rita Ora.