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