Monday, August 29, 2011

Models Unzipped: LILY COLE

  • Classic British Rose - Lily Cole is a british model and actress, born and raised in Torquay, the south of England. 
  • A chance encounter with actor and model Benjamin Hart, launched Lily Cole's successful modelling career at the age of 14. 
  • She was memorable for her flame red hair and what some have called her 'porcelain' beauty - undoubtedly an asset in her rise to fame. 
  • Originally she rejected the idea of modelling, believing it wouldn't come to much. She later changed her mind and signed with Storm Models. 
  • In 2003 she was thrown into the spotlight after photographer Stephen Meissel noticed her. In 2004 she was named the 'Model of the Year' at the BFA's. 
  • She has come under attack for various nude photoshoots over the years. Cole stands by her standards saying: '' Nudity has always existed in art ... it doesn't necessarily 'debase' anymore than it celebrates ... the human body''
  • She has been the face of many fashion campaigns - Chanel, Accessorize, Topshop, Moschino and Christian Lacroix. 
  • She has appeared in many films and TV series as well as having an international modelling career - St Trinians, The Imagainariam of Doctor Parnassus, and Dr. Who. 
  • In June 2011 Lily Cole was awarded a Double First Degree from Cambridge University in History of Art


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