Model Profile: Lara Stone

Couture Week is often the place to shock and stand out from the crowd, but one of the main reasons for model Lara Stone’s column inches earlier this year were to do with her own inches. A UK size 10, Stone is one of the bigger models working in the mainstream fashion industry. And she doesn’t care. Neither does she care about the gap in between her front teeth. In fact, she told i-D magazine in November 2008: “Every time I go to the dentist, they always say, ‘You really need to fix that gap of yours.’ I’m like, ‘My gap is paying your dentist bills.'”. So there. And when you’re booking as many jobs as Lara, why worry about your appearance? It’s obviously working for her.


Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfield is positively OBSESSED with the Dutch model. So much so that Stone is on the cover of September issue sporting a softer brunette look in contrast to her usual blonde. Plus, in February 2009, Stone was on the cover of Vogue Paris and the sole model throughout the whole issue, showing her versatility and potential to become one of the greats.Born in Berlin in December 1983, Stone grew up in Holland and now resides in Paris, where she is based with her mother agency IMG Models Paris. – At the age of 15, she entered the 1999 Elite Model Look contest, and despite not winning the competition, Lara was offered a contract with the prestigious agency.

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Her curves afford Lara the best of both worlds in modeling. She walked in the Chanel, Givenchy and Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows this season, yet also holds a place on Victoria Secret runways. She also appeared in the 2009 Pirelli Calendar. Stone has opened shows for Giles Deacon, Isabel Marant, Christopher Kane, Fendi, and MaxMara, and closed for Diesel, Stella McCartney, and Balmain. She has also been a prestigious “semi-exclusive” for Prada, meaning that she cannot walk in shows before Prada, as she did at Milan Fashion Week.

Lara Stone is the face to watch
Lara Stone is the face to watch

Funnily enough, although her hips are bigger than most runway models, her feet are in fact smaller! This is how she became known for her wobbly runway walk – by wearing shoes that were too big for her! Stone told Vogue Paris that she does not actually like the runway for this purpose and spends most of her time thinking “do not fall, do not fall”! Even more recently, Stone, who even has a nipple piercing was featured on the cover of W Magazine inAugust 2009 and was declared the most-wanted face of the moment. So, take in this face, as you’ll probably be seeing it for years to come!

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