Yasmin proved that her appearance in the Calvin Klein show was not a fluke earlier today by walking in this year’s celeb-packed L’Oréal Paris fashion show. It was held on a 60-meter runway that floated on the Seine and featured contributions from the autumn/winter 2018 collections of numerous Paris-based designers. Yasmin wore Balmain.
Yasmin made a surprise appearance in the spring/summer 2019 Calvin Klein show, her first runway show in 4 years and first Calvin Klein show in over 25 years. (See more of Yasmin walking for Calvin Klein here.)
Artistic director and cinephile Raf Simons was inspired by the film Jaws, with models walking on a blood-red catwalk sporting wet hair, t-shirts, wetsuits and red beanies like those of the film’s protagonist. He also made a nod to another cult film, The Graduate, in the form of mortarboards, oversized blazers, and dresses worthy of Mrs. Robinson.
She joined 90s-era British model Stella Tennant and today’s it-girls Kaia Gerber, Lineisy Montero, and Binx Walton.
The Calvin Klein label is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, having been founded in 1968.
Below, Yasmin in the autumn/winter 1987 and spring/summer 1989 Calvin Klein shows.
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