December 2016 update

Yasmin has had an active career as of late!  Let’s look at some new work that she has done over the past couple months.

In October, Future Dreams issued their fall magazine with Yasmin and her fabulous Models 1 agent, Karen Diamond, as photographed by Simon Emmett.  (Emmett also shot Yasmin for the October 2000 issue of Paris Vogue.)

photographer: Simon Emmett
fashion editor: Nicola Rose
stylist: Ursula Lake
makeup: Amanda Grossman
hair: Dayaruci

Future Dreams is a London-based charity that strives for a future free of breast cancer, a cause to which Yasmin is strongly dedicated, and raises money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Haven.  Find out how you can help out on their site.


Also this autumn, makeup artist extraordinaire Lisa Eldridge (who has been working with Yasmin since 1993!) invited her to shoot two different makeup looks, a natural take on ’90s glam and a “rock chic” look.  In them, Yasmin shares tidbits about the heyday of the supermodel era and her personal makeup secrets.  Yasmin has the most incredible stories – a must-watch.  Check out one of the videos at the link below.

Supermodel Beauty Chat With Yasmin Le Bon


Yasmin has joined fellow 80s and 90s supermodel Paulina Porizkova as the face of Swedish clothing brand KappAhl in images shot by photographer Hasse Nielsen, appearing on their website as well as in their commercials.  This is not her first time representing the label, as she previously did so in the mid ’90s.


Recently, it was announced that Yasmin and daughter Amber are on the cover and inside the December 2016 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Taiwan.  In addition to the fantastic images, mother and daughter did an interview that appears on their website (in Chinese) and a video behind the scenes at the photo shoot.

photographer: Alan Gelati at ASG Paris
fashion editor: Joey Lin
styling: Kang-Wei Hu
casting director: Vincent and Yasmine at V&Y Casting
hair: Simone Prusso at Atomo
makeup: Thomas Lorenz at ASG Paris
manicurist: Beatrice Eni at ASG Paris

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??)

Yasmin Le Bon: La vie rêvée d’une icône
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

#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

Red Magazine July 2015

Yasmin is on the cover of the July issue of Red Magazine, photographed by David Gubert and styled by Nicola Rose with hair by Ben Cooke and makeup by Ashley Ward.

In the accompanying article by Saska Graville, she talks about her active and weathered household (“You can see every wire in my home, it’s like spaghetti junction. And let’s not talk about the dog pee.  All I can say is, what was a cream carpet now looks very on-trend tie-dye. And my curtains are very ‘dog-pee ombre'”), “muddled” family life (“We’re a happy gang, and our gang gets bigger and bigger”), durable marriage (“I’m sure the reason we’ve been married so long is that we’ve spent huge amounts of time apart.  You can support someone, but you have to go off and have your own life”), and where she sees the future taking her (“I’m open to adventures. I want to go hiking in Chile, discover more of Europe… Who knows, the world’s my oyster”).  She also opens up about her longtime struggles with depression for the first time in a refreshingly upfront and honest fashion that goes to show that it can affect anyone and helps call attention to a condition that remains largely stigmatized.

I have had real depression,’ she says. ‘It’s a running battle every day and I’ve worked very hard at it. I’m in control of it but it’s there all the time. I’m not frightened of it any more, I can talk about it.’

For herself, she has never gone down the antidepressant route, but trusted that the darkness will come to an end. ‘You’ve got to know you are going to get out of it. It may take time, but you will,’ she says. ‘I haven’t [taken medication] but I would if I felt myself really on the edge and needed extra help. If your body’s not producing what it should be, then there’s nothing you’re going to be able to do about it. We have the science, knowledge and understanding to put it right. You’re not a failure, it’s an illness.’

In addition to being featured on the cover, Yasmin was also photographed with her three daughters (Amber, 25, Saffron, 23, and Tallulah, 20) in their first family photo shoot for Red since October 2001.

The magazine will be available at newsstands on 28th May and can be purchased as a digital download at http://www.redonline.co.uk/magazine/digital-edition.

All images via Red Magazine and photographed by David Gubert, who most recently shot Yasmin for the June 2007 issue of Red.

Red Magazine November 2013

Yasmin is on the cover and has an editorial and interview in the latest issue of Red Magazine, out in UK shops today.  She was also drawn by artist Nelly Dimitranova for the collector’s edition of the magazine.

“Super Natural”
ph: Jonty Davies
stylist: Nicola Rose
hair: Ben Cooke @ Frank Agency
makeup: Ashley Ward
images via Yasmin’s fantastic agency Models 1

This is her 12th cover of Red, most recently in January 2010.

Elle España October 2013

Yasmin continues to experience a career resurgence with her platinum rock-chick looks in the latest issue of Elle España, where she is also featured on the cover.  It is her first cover for the magazine since July 1987.

Photographed by Xavi Gordo with Elle’s fashion editor Inmaculada Jiménez as the stylist and hair and makeup by Vicky Marcos.