While most millennials are grappling with moving to a new city and entry-level employment, Cara Delevingne, who turned 27 in August, hasn’t so much achieved worldwide celebrity as crushed and re-invented it.
A veracious blonde crackling with energy, the model-turned-actress-turned-singer playfully blows kisses into the camera while on set with Dior Joaillerie. The French fashion house’s latest Rose des Vents collection, designed by jeweller extraordinaire Victoire de Castellane, swings comfortably around her neck and wrists as she twists and turns in a bewitching black dress. “Filming this campaign was so much fun,” she says afterwards. “We were really able to be creative and playful.”
Delevingne was announced as the new face of Dior Joaillerie in October, with the brand describing her as “much more than a muse” and “an endless source of inspiration.” Funny and explosive, Delevingne’s refreshing honesty and inescapable beauty have seen her popularity skyrocket and, with it, a career that shows no sign of slowing down. She’s already well associated with Dior and is one of its beauty department’s ambassadors.
“Dior is luxurious and elegant,” she says. “Parisian and classic.” And you don’t have to be one of her 40 million-plus Instagram followers to understand Delevingne’s appeal to the house. Following her catwalk debut in 2011, she became one of the world’s most in-demand models and has appeared on the covers of numerous magazines.
I’d be a diamond because they are classic, timeless and irreplaceable— Cara Delevingne