The 21-year-old model is the first to star solo in a campaign for the British high street brand – as it’s revealed the brand is behind her first meeting with pet bunny Cecil.
Cara Delevingne’s 15 minutes of fame show no sign of running out any time soon. The 21-year-old Brit has already scored herself numerous autumn/winter 2014 campaigns for high-end brands – Chanel, Mulberry, Burberry – and now she’s got a prestigious high street one to add to her CV, too.
Delevingne has become the first model to appear solo in a Topshop campaign by becoming the star of the store’s latest ads.
She was styled by Topshop’s creative director, and former Vogue fashion editor, Kate Phelan and shot by photographer Alasdair McLellan for the series of 12 images. As the above video reveals, the shoot was also where Cara first met her beloved pet rabbit Cecil, who was originally brought along as a prop but ended up going home with the model.
“Cara is a true Topshop girl. Her style is confident and playful and she can be sophisticated and chic as easily as she can be cool and casual,” said Phelan. “Putting her spin on everything she makes the Topshop collection her own. Her uninhibited natural energy is intoxicating, she is free spirited and fun.”
The campaign continues the Brit’s strong relationship with the brand, which began in 2010 when she appeared in a video as part of the Kate Moss for Topshop campaign. She then walked in three consecutive Topshop Unique London Fashion Week shows – SS13, AW13 and SS14 – even becoming the first model to live stream content from a runway when she carried a ‘Google-cam’, concealed within a handbag, down the Unique runway.
The new campaign also coincides with a phase of international growth for the company. Five stores are set to open in the US, including a new flagship on New York’s 5th Avenue, as well as stores in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Egypt, New Zealand and Panama.