“I never quit”: Cara Delevingne makes stunning modelling comeback

She's back in black (and white).

Cara Delevingne Yves Saint Lauren
Back in black (and white) Cara returns for Yves Saint Lauren. Image Picture Yves Saint Lauren

It turns out her retirement from modelling was just a case of misquotation and crossed wires.

Cara Delevingne has made a comeback in a stunning photoshoot for Yves Saint Laurent as the new face of their La Collection De Paris couture collection.

Last month, the 23-year-old penned an essay outlining her struggles with modelling, saying the catwalk left her deeply unhappy.

“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. I felt like I needed validation from everyone,” Delevingne wrote in Motto.

“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.”

Cara Delevingne Yves Saint Lauren
Creative collab Cara teamed with Hedi Slimane for the new YSL shoot. Image Picture Yves Saint Lauren

In response to talk that she’s walked away from modelling for good, Delevingne used Twitter to end the debate and also discuss her battle with depression.

“Can we just set the record straight? I never said I was quitting modelling. I do not blame the fashion industry for anything,” she wrote.

“I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self-hatred. I am so lucky for the work I get to do, but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself.

Cara Delevingne Yves Saint Lauren
Cara strikes pose for YSL "I never said I was quitting modelling." Image Picture Yves Saint Lauren

“Okay.. rant over. Just wanted to clarify and word vomit a little.”

Delevingne is also the subject of Jonathan Yeo’s gallery exhibition at The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark.

She’s currently filming Luc Besson’s sci-fi film Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, in which she plays a time traveler sent to investigate a galactic empire.

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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