There was barely a catwalk that went untrodden by Cara Delevingne this London Fashion Week. Her rise from snub-nosed ingenue to model of the moment has been whirlwind. Last season she was big news. This season she was THE news.
Show reports went in on her opening, or closing. Newspapers and websites were replete with stories about her off-stage antics. As one Cara’d-out friend put it, ‘Cara goofs around! Cara eats burgers! Cara has friends! Cara breathes!’.
But for me, who thinks she does a good job of looking and being unique among the pale-faced, skinny Eastern Europeans everywhere else, it really highlights the lack of any other standout models.
In the nineties we had the supers, in the noughties we still had Kate. Now there’s really just Cara.
Jordan Dunn is beautiful, but doesn’t generate the buzz that Cara manages.
Karlie Kloss – so incredibly magnetic in stills – walked the Burberry show, but still didn’t bring it like Cara, with her cheeky smile and beetle brows.
So where are all the one-offs? Answers (with pics please!) on a postcard.