Delevingne, who in the past year has expressed a desire to move away from her modeling roots and instead focus on her acting career, made the comments after she was revealed on Wednesday as the face of the latest Saint Laurent campaign, for La Collection de Paris.
“Can we just set the record straight,” she wrote in the first of a series of posts on her Twitter account, which has five million followers. “I never said I was quitting modeling. I do not blame the fashion industry for anything. I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self-hatred.”
Delevingne has spoken previously about how stress had caused her to suffer from psoriasis, an auto-immune disease characterized by patches of red, itchy and scaly skin, at the height of her modeling career.
“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. I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that,” added Delevingne, who is currently filming French director Luc Besson’s sci-fi movie “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”
“OK…Rant over. Just wanted to clarify and word-vomit a little,” she concluded.
As reported, Delevingne has had an ongoing collaboration with Saint Laurent’s former creative and image director Hedi Slimane, first appearing in his campaign for the French house in 2013. She’s spoken out about her fading interest in modeling, and in the last year has appeared in films such as “Paper Towns” and “Pan.” She’ll be seen in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” and “Suicide Squad” this summer.
Of her decision to shift away from modeling, she previously told WWD, “I’m just going to be taking my time and doing things that I really care about, you know, parts that I really enjoy. But we’ll see. I don’t know. I never want to expect anything of the future, I just want to kind of try my best and see what happens.”
She hasn’t been entirely absent from the fashion world. In January, she and her dog, Leo, sat front row at Chanel’s couture show in Paris.