Lara Stone : Model of the Year 2008

Cyana TrendLand is confident to name Lara Stone Model of the Year for 2008. I have been noticing Lara everywhere that matters for a year now and I love her more and more each time. There is something very nostalgic to me about her look, its sends me back to the 70’s , and then back to the 90’s and at the same time it is so strong today. Her gap and actually quite a bit about her remind me of Vanessa Paradis and her raw and limitless sensibility with the camera of Kate Moss. Continue reading for a brief history on our favorite model Lara Stone.

Stone entered the Elite Model Look contest in 1999, as a 15-year-old. Although she didn’t win, she did impress Elite execs and was signed to the Elite Modeling Agency nonetheless. After years of working as a struggling model, her career took a positive turn when she managed to get signed by IMG in 2006. Soon after, she opened the Givenchy haute couture show in Paris and she has been a fashion front runner ever since.

She is currently the face of MaxMara, Sisley and Givenchy. She has walked shows for Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Missoni, Emanuel Ungaro and others. She had campaigns with Calvin Klein Make-Up, H&M, Belstaff and Givenchy. She was on the cover of Japanese Vogue in March 2005, French ELLE in May 2006, French Vogue in April 2006 ,Danish ELLE in August 2006, Italian Vogue in December 2007 and again for French Vogue in March 2008.

She is one of the 10 new models to watch, according to Vogue. She was considered the best model in 2006 by MODTV and the best model in the Fall 2007 season by FashionTV. She was featured on the ELLE article “Supermodel Generation 2006”, along with Jessica Stam, Gemma Ward, Hilary Rhoda and Natasha Poly.

She was number 1 in the First Faces Haute Couture Fall 2006, First Faces Spring 2007 and First Faces Fall 2007 Countdowns from FashionTV.

She is currently the first face of the Givenchy Haute Couture shows.

Her trademarks include the gap between her front teeth and her wobbly runway walk, which can be attributed to her size 7 feet, one size smaller than the regular runway shoe. – info via Wikipedia