25 April 2009

Lara Stone, b 1983, Germany

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  1. Born in Berlin, Germany to a Dutch mother and British father.

    She grew up in the small town of Mierlo in the Netherlands. At the age of 16, she was expelled from high school and sent away to Paris by her mother, to which she attested on FashionTV's Fall/Winter First Faces 07/08 Lara Stone episode.

    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 frontrunner ever since.

    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 also number 1 in the First Faces Fall 2007 Countdowns from FashionTV.

    Her trademarks include the gap between her front teeth and her wobbly runway walk, which can be atrributed to her size 7 feet, smaller than the regular runway shoe which are size 8-10.

    The February 2009 edition of Vogue Paris featured Stone as the cover star and sole model in the entire magazine.