Yasmin appears on the cover of Vanity Fair En Route, a supplement to the September 2018 issue of Vanity Fair UK, out today.
Inside, she describes her experience of test-driving the latest Ford Mustang GT convertible. (Her verdict? She was particularly fond of the “earthy rumble” of the motor and the ease of putting the top down but lamented that it was not smooth at low speed despite its torque and lacked the aspect of immediacy and danger she expected in other performance cars.) Read the full review on Vanity Fair’s website.
Yasmin appears on the cover and inside of this past weekend’s Stella magazine, where she was photographed in some of the pieces she will be selling tomorrow on Vestiaire Collective.
In the accompanying interview, she talks about becoming a grandmother (daughter Saffron gave birth to son Taro in June), her decision to part with pieces of her wardrobe, and her determination not to grow old gracefully.
photographer: Richard Truscott fashion editor: Caroline Leaper stylist: Harriet Elton hair: Tracie Cant at Premier makeup: Kenneth Soh at Frank
Over her 30+ years of modeling, Yasmin has amassed a well-curated collection of designer and vintage garments that reflect her eclectic tastes and eye for detail. She has selected 27 cherished, memory-laden pieces to sell on leading luxury resale online store Vestiaire Collective starting on July 19th as part of their Archive Series.
The items include a vintage Emilio Pucci shirt and leggings that she bought in the 1980’s, a number of Azzedine Alaïa pieces (including two shirts, a leather jacket, a two-piece top and skirt, and a dress that was given to her by Mr. Alaïa himself) that served as her uniform back in the 80’s and early 90’s, two Chanel dresses (including a gold sequined dress she wore to meet the Queen), a high-necked Giorgio Armani dress that she wore to the 2006 Elle Style Awards to accept an award on behalf of Karl Lagerfeld, a Stéphane Rolland couture gown that she wore to the Harper’s Bazaar Woman of the Year Awards in 2011, and a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels.
While she found it difficult to part with many of the items, she reportedly found the experience cathartic. “I know I shouldn’t have pieces I don’t wear and so then it’s time to let go of that certain item,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “They deserve to be worn, so I hope that they all go to good homes that will give them a new exciting life.” Speaking to Vogue, she said, “Sometimes it’s really good to close one door and open another. You need to have new chapters in your life.”
The 27 pieces from Yasmin Le Bon’s archive will go on sale on Thursday, July 19th on Vestiaire Collective with prices ranging from £175 – £1,200 (approx. US $250 – $1,600).
photographer: Adam Whitehead
stylist: Bay Garnett
hair: Earl Simms
makeup: Emma Lovell
In the latest issue of British Vogue, Yasmin and daughter Amber model some of the key trends of the summer in a series of photos spotlighting fashions that transcend generational boundaries. Also photographed for this issue were longtime model Jan de Villeneuve and daughters Daisy and Poppy, restaurateur/consultant Sal G and daughter Zaina Muiccia, entrepreneur Serena Rees and Cora Corré and nutritionist/former model Rosemary Ferguson and model daughter Elfie Reigate.
photographer: Laura Coulson
fashion editor: Naomi Smart
stylist: Julia Brenard
hair: Kota Suizu
makeup: Laura Dominique
nails: Jenny Longworth
In a long-overdue return to the publication, Yasmin is featured in the April 2018 issue of British Vogue. She enjoys a night on the town with Jourdan Dunn, Claudia Schiffer, Donatella Versace, Rita Ora, and Irina Shayk, all wearing pieces from the spring/summer 2018 Versace collection.
photographer: Sean Thomas
stylist: Jack Borkett
hair: Neil Moodie
makeup: Lotten Holmqvist
nails: Pebbles Aikens
In honor of its 20th anniversary this year, Red magazine has selected Yasmin to grace the cover of its March 2018 issue. While she did was not on their first cover (she was on a mini-preview issue that came out in January 1998), this marks Yasmin’s 14th appearance on the cover of Red magazine (and in many, many more editorials).
Never one to spare her thoughts, she shares her 20 top tidbits of what the past 20 years have taught her. Some favorites:
“Age-appropriate dressing is rubbish. Dress in a way that makes you feel good. I’m reliving my youth with short skirts and bodycon outﬁts – actually, what is youth but a state of mind?”
” Put yourself ﬁrst, because no one else will.”
“Everything in life has consequences. Before you send that email, sleep on it. If it still sounds right in the morning, then send it. I think we’ve all been there.”
“One needs the darkness to recognise the light.”
“People have told me, ‘You can’t be their mother and their best friend.’ Well, you can. I’m not saying it’s easy. It is about timing, patience, closeness and honesty. I am more determined about this than anything else in life. My girls are my best friends, they have my back and I have theirs.”
“At the end of the day, we are all on our own. Only we can pick ourselves up. Only we can count on ourselves. Only we have the key to happiness.”
“In marriage – in any relationship – do not leave things unsaid. Life is too short.”
“The menopause is a bit s***, actually. You ache all over, you’re tired and fractious and you develop an extra layer of padding all over. You can’t remember to make that appointment to see the damn endocrinologist. You can’t remember where you parked the car. It’s important that you tell people this.”
“Make time for hobbies. It’s time spent doing just what you want, purely for you. When was the last time you did that? Yeah, right… like never. I’m working on that, too.”
Photographer: David Gubert
Art direction: Philippa Williams
Stylist: Oonagh Brennan
Stylist’s assistant: Gabriella Minchella
Hair stylist: Ken O’Rourke at Streeters, using Charles Worthington
Make-up artist: Liz Pugh at Premier Hair and Make-up, using Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush and Blue Serum Eye
Nails: Kim Treacy at Stella Creative Artists, using Chanel Le Vernis in Horizon Line and La Crème
Main Set design: Michelle Lester
Seamstress: Alice Ratcliffe at Chapman Burrell
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Elle Italia features Yasmin and other models on the covers and inside of their jam-packed December issue. She was shot by Max Vadukul with fashion editor/stylist Benedetta Dell’Orto, hair by Leigh Keates @ Premier, makeup by Emma White Turle @ The Wall Group, stylist Silvia Pescia, casting director Giulia Massullo, and contributing editor/interviewer Valentina Mariani.
A fixture in Italian Elle since the mid-80s and cover model of the first issues of American and British Elle, Yasmin was a natural choice to be featured in this special issue. As she said in the accompanying interview, “Elle is a magazine that I am very connected to, especially for its ‘fashion democracy’; I think it’s brilliant to present fashion by showing just about everything to readers, from the height of haute couture to things that are more commercial and cheaper. Elle has turned fashion into a theme that affects all women, from every social background and race, and has found a way to make them feel united and part of a single world. They’ve done it in a way that is creative and never trivial, and I think this is beautiful.”