UNLESS you’ve been hiding in a darkened room for the past 12 months, the name Cara Delevingne is likely to mean something to you. Described as “far more than the clothes she is wearing”, by Donna Karan, and a “live wire” by her Anna Karenina director Joe Wright, Delevingne is unarguably intriguing – the model’s model, or anti-model, who made her name as much for her off-camera high jinks as her on-catwalk prowess. As she graces the cover for the second time, Vogue delves into the cult of Cara – from selfies and onesies, to scandals and celebrity friends – to see what’s behind London’s diminutive new phenomenon.
And it was, of course, Cara who handed over her crown to Edie Campbell at the British Fashion Awards earlier this week. The pixie-faced Model of the Year shows us exactly why she’s this year’s most celebrated face in Sunny Side Up, by Patrick Demarchelier, where she sports the season’s new bright pastels with inimitable panache.