To mark the launch of Alaïa Edition at Net-a-Porter, Yasmin along with fellow model Cindy Bruna and actor/musician Zhu Zhu were asked to share their memories working with the late couturier and the impact that his designs have had in their lives.
“The first time I wore a piece of Alaïa, I had this sense of it being unlike anything I’d ever worn before. I felt like I had found my tribe, it was that decisive, and from that point on I knew I was going to seek his designs out,” she told Megan Logue. “He was a true craftsman, and his understated but elegant pieces let your personality shine through, no matter what age, shape or size you are – that is the true beauty of Alaïa.”
The first piece of Alaïa she ever owned, she recalled, was a mustard yellow suede bomber jacket that was gifted to her by the designer after walking in one of his shows in the mid-1980’s. “I never took [it] off from that moment on. We [the models] used to fly ourselves in from all over the world to walk in Azzedine’s shows because the clothes were so amazing; we just loved the way they made us feel, and there was always such a party atmosphere. We all wanted to be together around his table.”
Yasmin was one of the many surprise guests to appear in today’s spring/summer 2021 Fendi show, which kicked off Milan Fashion Week as the first non-virtual show in the Italian fashion capital. Designer Silvia Venturini Fendi, who has been at the helm of the design house since the passing of longtime artistic director Karl Lagerfeld, was inspired by family and the tranquility of staying at home, which she presented in nuanced colors, prints with shadowy imprints, and many sheer, pajama-like fabrics.
Earlier today, Yasmin appeared in the autumn/winter 2020 show for Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, helmed by design team Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, and the spring/summer 2020 show for TOMMYNOW, led by American designer Tommy Hilfiger.
This is her first time on the catwalk for both designers, as she is normally a fixture on the front row for Preen, one of her favorite brands.
This is also her first time on the London Fashion Week stage for 11 years, since she appeared in the autumn/winter 2009 Qasimi show.
Yasmin made a surprise appearance at today’s couture show by fashion’s enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier. The show, which marked the designer’s 50th anniversary and his final couture show, was full of celebrity models, including Noémie Lenoir, Rossy de Palma, Dita von Teese, singer Mylène Farmer, Estelle Lefebure, Paris Jackson, Winnie Harlow, and Béatrice Dalle.
To my knowledge, this is Yasmin’s first time ever walking for JPG!
Yasmin steps into the new decade with a cover and editorial in the January/February 2020 issue of German Madame magazine. The team behind this shoot are photographer Simon Emmett, fashion editor/stylist Natalie Manchot, hairstylist Tyler Johnston, makeup artist Kelly Cornwell, and casting director Sergio Bongiovanni. Simon Emmett most recently shot Yasmin for the March 2019 issue of L’Officiel Switzerland, and Tyler Johnston last worked with Yasmin four years ago on the April 2015 issue of Elle Germany.
Yasmin joined other inspirational women in aspirational clothes in yesterday’s London Times, photographed by Nick Haddow and styled by Cathy Kasterine with makeup by Sarah Reygate and hair by Alain Pichon.
Yasmin’s iconic beauty shines in the latest issue of Elle Spain.
In the accompanying interview, she reveals tidbits about her chaotic family life, changes in the fashion industry over the past 3 decades, her favorite music group (take a wild guess), the fun she had filming the “Girl Panic!” video, her personal style and the memories that are tied up in some of her past garments (she still has the dress and shoes that she wore on her first date with her husband almost 35 years ago), and social media.
photographer: Mario Sierra fashion editor: Barbara Garralda makeup and hair: Paula Soroa at Ten Agency
Yasmin was featured in this past weekend’s Stella magazine, a supplement to the Telegraph. Inside, she displays her stunning beauty and irreverent, witty, filterless remarks.
The older you get, the more you need to hold on to your rock’n’roll. I like [to shop for] labels that design for people like me – characters who just never want to grow up. I would be a rock chick for ever. I wear more miniskirts now than I did in my 20s and 30s. I’m sure people say things behind my back, but what I don’t hear or see doesn’t hurt me.
I don’t go on social media, really. You have to be so careful not to spend your time comparing and despairing. It’s so easy to do, no matter how good of a place you’re in. I just think if I don’t see all those people, then I feel like I’m in a happy, positive place, and consequently I feel quite differently about myself.
I’m lucky if I do two dry days. It’s nice to take care of yourself and it’s good for my liver to have a rest sometimes, because it does work hard. I love you, liver. But I can’t really stick to anything. Life’s too short.
photographer: Nick Haddow stylist: Lorna McGee hair: Ken O’Rourke makeup: Sarah Reygate