“A Match Made In Debenhams” autumn/winter 2016 campaign

Yasmin, Eva Herzigova, and Helena Christensen have been named the faces of Debenhams‘ autumn/winter 2016 campaign, which aims at “women not girls.”

In the campaign, which launches in Debenhams worldwide markets next month, the supermodels wear Designer at Debenhams products from the Principles by Ben de Lisi, Nine by Savannah Miller and Star by Julien Macdonald lines.

Debenhams marketing director Richard Cristofoli said:“Our customer has grown up with the Supermodel talent and identifies strongly with them as role model women who know how to wear a trend and wear it well. We know that our customers want advice and inspiration on how to wear latest trends in a way that suits them and by working with Helena, Yasmin and Eva we are showing confidence in our fashion offering.

“The fact that we are portraying ‘women not girls’ shows we are in touch with our customer and showing her that style has no age barrier.”

This is not Yasmin’s first time modelling for Debenhams.  Her relationship with the brand dates back over 20 years, most recently for a campaign in 2006.

Sisley autumn/winter 2016

Stunning mother-daughter team Yasmin and Amber Le Bon pair up in the autumn/winter 2016 campaign for Italian-based brand Sisley, known for contemporary, sexy, and edgy clothes that clearly transcend generations.

This is their first campaign together for over three years, when they were the face of Monsoon.

Madame Figaro 17 June 2016

(updated 18 June 2016)

A little over a week after appearing in the latest issue of Italian Vogue, Yasmin not only appears in but covers the 17 June 2016 issue of Madame Figaro!  (Can you believe this woman is 51??)

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Madame Figaro 17 June 2016
photographer: John-Paul Pietrus
stylist: Franck Benhamou
hair: Asashi @ Caren
makeup: Adam De Cruz
manicure: Cherrie Snow
All clothes are from the Giorgio Armani New Normal collection.

Read the interview, translated from French (PDF)

You can download the entire magazine (for a fee) on Madame Figaro’s website.

Below: unpublished images from Madame Figaro

Vogue Italia June 2016

Yasmin and Amber were shot by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Joe McKenna for the June 2016 issue of Vogue Italia, for which Sorrenti has included a collection of photos of family members including Kate Moss and daughter Lila Grace.  This is Yasmin’s first time working with Sorrenti.ff0b5e76-0115-49de-8813-43e018817f56

You can also see video from the shoot on Italian Vogue’s website (the source of this image): http://www.vogue.it/moda/cover-fashion-stories/2016/06/08/vogue-italia-giugno-2016-kate-moss-lila-grace/

#Legend Magazine April 2016

In their first fashion shoot together since 2001, Yasmin and Simon are featured on the cover of the April issue of Hong Kong-based magazine #Legend, with several additional pages and an interview together inside.12916739_446124372263626_611361634702452208_o Some tidbits from the interview, which you can read in full on #Legend‘s website:

Simon: “I think things are very stable at the moment in music. It seems quite institutionalised, with the success of stuff like The Voice, The X Factor and Pop Idol. The scope for rebellion is really big now. There’s a lot for young people to kick against. I think we’re due for a big, big musical rebellion right now. And I’m looking forward to it. I won’t be part of it, but I’ll definitely watch it.”

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Why we will never see him as a judge on The Voice: “I don’t want to be part of the establishment. It feels like giving in. I also think it chips away at your credibility with your fans and your ability to be free and honest. It’s a taint. It’s money. It’s tainted money and it’s not good for artists.”

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Yasmin, on her favorite Duran song, which changes constantly and are “never singles”: “I’m very lucky. I’m never alone: when I’m missing Simon, I’ve got his voice always.”

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Do they use Skype when they’re travelling?  Yasmin says that she was hesitant at first, because, as she said, “When you really are away from somebody, you have to protect yourself a little bit, distance yourself a tiny bit, kind of steel yourself for that time away. Otherwise you become very, very emotional.”  When they tried it for the first time, “I remember him being far, far away and he decided that he was going to put the camera on. He put the camera on – and burst into tears. And I said: ‘Right, that’s it. That’s exactly what I knew was going to happen.'”

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Simon talks about his commitment to Blue Marine Foundation, a cause to which Yasmin is also devoted: “We’re becoming more and more aware now of how much the seas have been overfished. Have you ever had a holiday in the Mediterranean? The kids say they don’t want to go swimming because there are too many jellyfish in the water. That is a direct result of over-fishing, because a lot of the animals that feed on the jellyfish larvae, mainly tuna and turtles, have ended up on tables. The rate at which the seas are being cleared of life is unsustainable. We will end up with a jellyfish-infested toilet to swim in.”

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Does petrol-head Yasmin own any classic cars?  “I don’t. I have them all in my head, thank you very much, which means they’re fantastic on maintenance, servicing and storing. I buy a lot of magazines that I have to say the family are getting really sick of. I’ve become like the crazy old lady with magazines.”

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Why Simon is not a fan of Kindles: “I prefer paper books because when you finish it, you can give it to someone. You can’t do that with a Kindle. Also, when you read a book that’s made out of paper, you leave a trail. You’ve got a thumbed page, a smudge on it, or a coffee ring. I think there’s something very human about it.”

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Also, don’t miss their video interview on #Legend’s website!

FYI, Duran Duran is currently on tour in the USA supporting their latest album Paper Gods.  See them near you, if you can – always a fun show.

Image credits:
Photographer: Robert Astley Sparke
Stylist: Roberta Resta
Make-up: Liz Daxauer, Caren Agency London
Hair: Hamilton
Photography assistant: Hugo Knapp
Styling assistants:Carolina Cecchet and Yiting Zhang
Retouching: Eduardo Ardoneto
Location: Blakes Hotel

Giorgio Armani New Normal spring/summer 2016

Earlier today in Paris, Giorgio Armani unveiled his spring/summer 2016 campaign for his New Normal line, featuring Yasmin along with models Eva Herzigova, Stella Tennant, and Nadja Auermann and photographed by the iconic Peter Lindbergh.giogioarmaninewnormal16springsummer01The four women, who range in age from 42 to 51, incarnate the classic spirit of Giorgio Armani, with windswept hair and minimal makeup.  As Mr. Armani said in a press release, ‘For this campaign, I wanted four iconic women with strong personalities to show that feminine beauty is ageless. I chose Peter Lindbergh, with whom I have collaborated several times, because his photographs are timeless and are true to real life. I wanted to convey a sense of reality, of clothes that offer natural elegance and the normality of everyday life.’

This marks Yasmin’s first appearance in an Armani campaign, although she did walk in some of his fashion shows in the late 1980’s.

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Happy 30th anniversary, Simon and Yasmin!

Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most enduring celebrity marriages, Yasmin and Simon Le Bon!  The couple wed on 27th December 1985 in a quiet ceremony with family and friends in an Oxford register office (the bride wearing a grey and white mohair dress that she had purchased at the last minute), having had their first date the preceding spring at a film premiere after Simon famously spotted her in a photographer’s portfolio and instantly fell for her.

What’s their secret?  Aside from spending a lot of time apart (“You can support someone, but you have to go off and have your own life,” Yasmin has said, adding that she would have “murdered him” if they had to live out of each other’s pockets), it is love, dedication, hard work, and laughter that has kept them together.  Yasmin cites her parents’ relationship as being an important influence in her life: “[They] stayed together through thick and thin for 44 years.  I saw the good, the bad, and the ugly, and that taught me not to be frightened of it.  In retrospect, that had a big impact on me, because throwing in the towel at the first hurdle has never been on the agenda for me.”  As Simon said a few years ago, “I guess I’m really lucky that I picked somebody really bloody good in the first place.  She’s great fun, fantastic, beautiful, and we laugh all the time.  It’s not always easy at all.  But I really want to stay married for life.  People are led to believe that if it’s not perfect then just ditch it and change it these days.  That’s a f***ing mistake.”

Thirty years on, their love does not seem to have dampened.  Earlier this year, Simon said, “It’s actually very cool being married to Yasmin. Not only is it great just to wake up and look at her in the mornings, it’s great seeing the effect she has on other people, men and women. I just think, ‘That’s my girl.’  I’ve got a lot of affection and I show it. It’s funny but I’m really looking forward to going home and seeing her this evening.”  “There are times when Simon’s on tour and we haven’t seen each other for weeks, and we miss each other desperately, so I fly out to him,” Yasmin said a few years ago.  “I still fancy Simon.  I always think he’s the best-looking guy in the room.”

To many more!

Thirty+ years of photos…