Discovered at just 14, Dutch model Lara Stone has climbed her way to the top, and as of November 2011, is now ranked the #1 model in the world. Carine Roitfeld has even described her as “a girl that just touches you”.
While only becoming successful in the last few years, Lara has amassed covers for Vogue editions all over the world, as well as various other publications. Mario Testino, Alasdair McLellan and Annie Leibowitz are just some of the photographers vying for her attention; as well as designers such as Isabel Marant, Prada, Giles Deacon and Givenchy to name but a few laying claim to her in recent Fashion Weeks.
Her low-key appeal lies in her beguiling gap-toothed smile, and her aura of intelligence. She is also renowned for her voluptuous figure and her ‘anti-model’ look. Her unique look has attracted the best in the industry, as her most lucrative and most well-known campaign to date has been with Calvin Klein. However, her recent campaign for Tom Ford beauty and Tom Ford fragrance have garnered yet more praise from the powers-that-be.
While her editorial spreads showcase her beauty, it is the shots taken of her in her native Netherlands that really capture the essence of why Lara has been nominated as the supermodel of the noughties.
Images courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue