Cara Delevingne’s personal style has evolved in incredible ways over the years, but her “Fashion It Girl” status has been a total constant throughout it all. From showing off couture designs on the catwalk to fronting beauty brands’ campaigns, the British fashionista has seemingly done it all – but now she’s giving her career a surprising new makeover.
Cara has reportedly switched modeling agencies, signing to IMG Models after being previously being part of Women Management in New York and Elite Paris. She is said to still be using WME for acting and endorsement deals, but making the intentional agency switch signals something major is on the horizon here.
You may recall that last year, Cara revealed that she was taking a break from modeling to find her true happiness – and to focus on success outside of the fashion world.
“I worked hard to be accepted by the fashion community in ways beyond my physical appearance. In no time, though, I found myself surrendering to the industry’s approval process,” she shared at the time in a moving essay about her career. “I felt like I needed validation from everyone. As a result, I lost sight of myself and what it meant to be happy, what it meant to be successful. I think it all stemmed from a deep-down feeling of wanting people to like me and love me.”
“It’s taken time, but now I realize that work isn’t everything and success comes in many forms,” she added. “I’ve opened my mind, and now I embrace new things with a childlike curiosity. I’m spending more time doing the stuff I love. And I’ve been able to do better work because of it.”
Some of those “new things” included pursuing acting in movies like Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, and the upcoming Mirror, Mirror. Even while Cara was focused on film projects, she stayed very active in the fashion world and on the endorsement scene in different ways.
Cara previously modeled for many of the industry’s top international fashion and beauty brands, including Chanel, Burberry, DKNY, Topshop, YSL, and Tag Heur. Not only is she making a triumphant return, but she has exciting current projects with Puma and Rimmel London. We can’t wait to see what she does next!
Look back on some of Cara Delevingne’s most iconic modeling moments below.
More on Cara’s ever-evolving career.— Kristine Hope Kowalski