“Coat connoisseurs” Yasmin and Saffron Le Bon promote the new season of coats for Marks & Spencer.
Both mother and daughter are fashion fanatics and love adding bold, statement pieces to their wardrobe. In this shoot, they model their favorite coats from M&S’s fall collection.
Saffron “made a beeline” for the faux fur she wears in the above photo and loves taking risks, whereas Yasmin is a fan of impeccable cuts and eye-catching proportions and fabric. One of her favorite selections is the “really sharp, straight black coat” she wears below.
Apart from family shoots, this campaign marks Saffron’s first modelling job as an adult. Her true passion is for music, having received her BA in music performance last year.
fashion editor: Dulcie Emerson
photographer: David Gubert
stylist/hair: Louise Hall
makeup: Liz Pugh
art director: Nicola Rose
This is not their first campaign for M&S, having previously modelled for them in 1995!
photographer: Simon Emmett
fashion editor: Nicola Rose
stylist: Ursula Lake
makeup: Amanda Grossman
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.
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
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.
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.
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.