Stella 13 June 2021

In advance of Yasmin’s interview during Stella Live on 19 June 2021 (which is being held virtually this year, and you can get a ticket to the online event here), she is on the cover and photographed inside of the 13 June 2021 issue of Stella, which is issued free with the Sunday edition of the Telegraph.

She was interviewed inside her bustling London home where, in her usual self-effacing style, she shares some bits about her life, her career, surviving the COVID lockdown, and hitting the odd-side of her 50s:

“From the youngest age I wanted to be another person – much more patient, tolerant and open-minded. My father was so unmaterialistic… I couldn’t ever allow myself to be part of a privileged ghetto. I can’t let go of my father’s example.”

“[I won’t wear miniskirts] with bare legs, though, not any more. Apart from that, there aren’t many rules. The only thing I can’t do now I’m 56 is granny chic. A Chanel jacket looks great on a 20-something, but you can’t do ironic granny style when you are a granny.”

Who’d have thought that the impulsive marriage back in 1985 between the flamboyant pop star and the doe-eyed 21-year-old model he’d spotted on the cover of a magazine would prove to be a rock of ages? The bride wore Benetton because it was the only store open that morning, and received a £30 wedding ring that she has since tried repeatedly to lose, “but it always makes its way back to me.”

Yasmin took the girls everywhere, including on tour with Duran Duran. “I was pretty strict. We had to be. I said, ‘Look, if you’re going to come to all these nice places, you have to behave.'”

“The hardest thing about marriage,” she says, “isn’t the rows, it’s the indifference. Luckily Simon makes me laugh, a lot.” That doesn’t mean being together for so long during lockdown was easy. “He really is mad sometimes. He likes to provoke, whereas I sometimes worry about the tone I used to say hello to someone 30 years ago.”

She jokes that she’s fantasised about killing him over the years. “A lot. He’s horrified by the many methods I’ve imagined.”

Photographer: Adam Whitehead
Fashion Director: Sophie Warburton
Makeup: Wendy Rowe
Hairstylist: Liz Taw
Photography Director: Krishna Sheth & Naomi McCullen

Yasmin selling part of her designer wardrobe on Vestiaire Collective

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.

Azzedine Alaïa dress

Stéphane Rolland dress

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.

Azzedine Alaïa shirt

Pucci shirt and leggings

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).

Manolo Blahnik heels

Azzedine Alaïa two-piece

all photos:
photographer: Adam Whitehead
stylist: Bay Garnett
hair: Earl Simms
makeup: Emma Lovell