LOVE FROM CARA: Cara Delevingne, already a model turned actress and social-media star, now has another string to add to her bow: contributing editor.
This story first appeared in the January 5, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
The model has been appointed a contributing editor of Condé Nast’s Love magazine; her first task will be to guest-edit the style title’s forthcoming spring 2015 issue, which hits newsstands on Feb. 9. Katie Grand, editor in chief of Love, first shot Delevingne for the magazine in 2009, after the two were introduced by Delevingne’s godfather Nicholas Coleridge, managing director of Condé Nast U.K. Grand said she’d “always known that [Delevingne is] an exceptionally bright, sharp and hilarious young woman. That’s why I was so keen to let her have this chance to exercise her skills as a journalist and writer. And she has proven herself to be a fearless interviewer, never afraid to ask all the questions we want to know the answers to,” Grand said.
Delevingne said she “loved the experience of being on the other side, asking the questions and having more directive control.” The magazine hasn’t revealed details of who Delevingne quizzed for the issue.
For her contributor’s portrait in the spring issue, Delevingne has been shot by Sølve Sundsbø wearing a look from Givenchy’s spring 2015 collection, styled by Grand. The new role caps off Delevingne’s long-standing relationship with Love magazine. She has appeared on four of its covers since spring 2010 and, most recently, on one of its fall 2014 covers. Delevingne joins fellow model Edie Campbell as a contributing editor at Love; Campbell joined the masthead in March 2014.