At one time, the famous Kate Moss turned the fashion industry upside down. It was thanks to this girl that fashion models with children's figure parameters began to appear on posters, in commercials and on the catwalks. Following Kate Moss, Lily Cole brought a new trend to the global fashion business. Without make-up, this model's freckled face resembles a doll-like porcelain sculpture, attracting with its mysterious, somewhat alien beauty.
Childhood years of a purposeful fashion model
To date, the name of this red-haired British model is known to everyone. Photos of the girl more than once graced the covers of world glossy publications. She participated in the shows of many couturiers. However, Lily Cole has achieved success not only in the fashion industry, but also in cinema and in the sciences. It would seem that the desire to become famous was inherent in the girl from childhood. However, this is not the case. And herbiography confirms this.
Lily Cole was born on May 19, 1988 in Torquay, England. A few years later, her family moved to London, where the girl spent her childhood. The first educational institution where Lily enters is a boarding school for the fair sex called Marylebone. Then she continues to study at the independent school Latymer Upper School. Already at that time, teachers and relatives noted Lily's diligence and diligence. It is noteworthy that the girl always put the acquisition of knowledge in the first place in the list of priorities.
Chance meeting and first success
2003 can definitely be considered a turning point in the fate of Lily Cole. One evening, a fourteen-year-old girl was returning from a fast food restaurant where she had dinner with her friends. On the street, she met Benjamin Hart, a fashion model and film actor. The young man was struck by the charming and slightly "alien" appearance of a teenage girl. It was he who suggested that Cole try his hand at modeling. The idea seemed a little crazy to Lily. However, in the end, the beauty agreed. After some time, the famous Storm Models agency, which made Kate Moss famous all over the world, signs a contract with Lily. From that moment on, the girl's career begins to rapidly gain momentum.
Growth in popularity
Her first successful work was a photo shoot for Italian Vogue under the direction of Steven Meisel. The pictures that appeared on the glossy pages of the fashion publication attractedthe attention of not only the public, but also various professionals who are somehow connected with the fashion world. Porcelain radiance of the skin, red hair, wide-open blue eyes framed by long eyelashes and a fragile physique - all this created the impression that a representative of an extraterrestrial civilization had fallen into the camera lens.
From that moment, Lily Cole's career took off. 2004 was replenished with numerous significant events in the life of a fashion model. At the annual British Fashion Awards, she receives a prize in the nomination "Model of the Year". Lily works tirelessly in various countries, shooting for national Vogue: from Japan, the girl moves to Korea, from where she hurries first to America, then to England and, finally, to Italy. In addition to working closely with the previous edition, Cole finds time to sign contracts for a number of projects with Numéro, Citizen K and Interview.
Failed alliance with Manson
A year later, the name of the model is added to the list of the most stylish celebrities according to Vogue. Then she becomes an integral part of the shows of Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Shiatzy Chen, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jasper Conran, DKNY and other fashion houses.
In 2006, Lily Cole and Merlin Manson decided to appear to the public in a new role: actress and director, respectively. The musician publicly announced that he sees in the red-haired beauty Alice from his film Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll. This film could be the first picture with the participation of the model. However, in view ofinsufficient funding, the project was suspended and then closed.
Pushing the boundaries: new roles
Exactly one year later, Lily Cole takes part in a nude photo shoot for the first time. A naked beauty appears on the pages of the French men's magazine Paradis. In the same year, Lily signs a contract with the global giant Marks & Spencer. It is noteworthy that Cole became the youngest model who was lucky enough to represent this company on the world stage.
However, this is not all the events that took place in 2007 in the life of Lily Cole. The filmography of the model was replenished with a debut recording. The girl took part in the filming of a film called "St. Trinian" ("Classmates"). She got the role of Polly. It is worth noting that the world-famous Stephen Fry, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and others became the girl's colleagues on the set.
Despite the crisis
Since then, the girl has been working without rest, alternating work for magazines and advertising campaigns with work in the cinema.
In 2009, the world is plunging into an economic crisis. Its consequences affected Lily as well. Due to financial problems, the management of Marks & Spencer does not renew the contract with the model. However, this in no way prevents the girl from entering into a cooperation agreement with another brand. And in 2009, Lily becomes the face of the Rimmel cosmetics company. At the same time, she signed a contract for shooting in two films: "Anger" and"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". It is worth noting that Lily played a major role in the last film. December 2009 is full of surprises. The girl is invited to participate in the short film Passage (“Passage”). At the same time, Lily's name gets into the prestigious list "Model of the 2000s", which was established by the French Vogue.
Filling up the filmography
In 2011, two more pictures with the red-haired beauty will appear on the screens. The first film is Roland Jaffe's There Be Dragons ("There Be Dragons"). The second is the painting by Mary Harron The Moth Diaries (“The Moth Diaries”). In the last tape, Lily plays the role of a schoolgirl killer. Following this, Cole appears in the Doctor Who series.
2012 brings the red-haired freckled model a contract with renowned cosmetics brand The Body Shop. In parallel with filming for advertising products of this brand, Lily participates in the work on the films Confession of a Child of the Century (“Confession of the son of the century”) and Snow White and the Huntsman (“Snow White and the Huntsman”).
Smart model is a reason to envy
It is noteworthy that even the busy filming schedule did not prevent Lily from finding time to study. The girl is a student at Cambridge, where she learns English, philosophy, history and many other subjects. Given the change in priorities, the model is now a little relaxed and does not follow a strict diet. This brought some, but not so significant changes in the figure: Lily Cole got better. Excess weight may not be noticeable at first glance, but … Enemies and envious people are alreadyWith might and main spread the news that the famous model Lily Cole "fat"! To date, the height of the model is 179 cm. At the same time, its weight is only 53 kg. Her other parameters are also not far from ideal: the bust is 81 cm, the waist is 63 cm and the hips are 83 cm.
Despite gossip and the opinions of others, the girl is quite happy. She may not be as often as before, but she still participates in many fashion shows. Lily studies hard and is a diligent student. In addition, she acts in films and finds time for family and friends. It is noteworthy that her personal life is also quite eventful. The red-haired beauty was credited with an affair with Jude Law. In addition, her relationship with the American actor Enrique Murciano was legendary. It is noteworthy that the famous Irishman Collin Farrell did not escape the fate of getting caught in the network of the "alien guest": the couple was together for two years.
To date, the twenty-six-year-old model has been on the covers of numerous glossy publications, including ELLE, Glamour, Vogue, Playboy, Paradis and more. etc. She, as before, is invited to participate in shows of new collections of fashion houses Hermès, Topshop, Anna Sui, Chanel, Longchamp, Christian Lacroix, Cacharel, etc. For a long time, Lily Cole was the face of the nostril-exciting fragrance I Love Love from Moschino.