Lily Cole biography
Bio:Cole was born in Torquay, England, and raised in London with her two siblings. A chance encounter began her modelling career when she was fourteen. She was walking through the streets of Soho after a hamburger with friends when scout-turned actor Benjamin Hart approached her. Cole ran, fearing she was being chased by 'some dodgy guy' but after being asked to consider modelling, she accepted and was signed on with Storm Models, the mother agency of supermodels such as Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford.
Cole's big break came in 2003 when her long limbs, pale skin and fiery red hair caught photographer Steven Meisel's eye. It was on that photoshoot, her first 'only girl' story for Italian Vogue, that Cole was catapulted into the spotlight as one of the leading new faces of the year. Since then, Cole has worked with many other prominent photographers, including Craig McDean, Nick Knight, Juergen Teller, Arthur Elgort, and Irving Penn.
Cole is featured in top fashion magazines such as Vogue (American, Italian, British, Japanese and Korean), Citizen K, and V. She has also appeared on the cover of Numero and twice for British Vogue. In November 2004, the British Fashion Awards named her 'Model of the Year'. Additionally, Cole has appeared in advertising campaigns for designers such as Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Hermes, Longchamp, Cacharel, Topshop, and Anna Sui Cosmetics, as well as being the face for Moschino's perfume 'I Love Love.' She is a common sight on the catwalks of the international runway circuit and has walked many top shows.
Cole is part of the group of supermodels who have "doll-like" or "elfin" features along with Heather Marks, Gemma Ward, and Devon Aoki. She is also one of the few red-headed models with very successful careers, others being Cintia Dicker, Jessica Stam (who currently sports blond hair), and Karen Elson.
Cole has been announced as the follow up model for Accessorize, taking the place of model Claudia Schiffer. Cole is the new face of Ghost Anticipation by Ghost fragrance. She also appears in the video for Girls Aloud and Sugababes' cover of "Walk This Way" in aid of comic relief.
Most recently British Fashion Awards nominated Cole for 'Model of the Year' for the second time. Her fellow nominees are Agyness Deyn and Irina Lazareanu.
Campaigns:Anna Sui, Anteprima, Ballantyne, Cacharel, Chanel, Christian Lacroix for La Redoute, De Beers, Hermes, Juergen Teller, Longchamp, Love Sex Money, MAC, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Moschino 'Cheap & Chic' and 'Love' fragrances, Nars, Prada, Top Shop
Covers:Vogue UK, Harper's Bazaar, Velvet, i-D, Numero, You, Arena, Spur, Singles, Costume, Wig Magazine, Avantgarde, Female
Fashion shows:Aigner, Akris, Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Alice McCall, Allegra Hicks, Amanda Wakeley, Anna Molinari, Anna Sui, Anne Valerie Hash, Anteprima, Ashley Isham, Badgley Mischka, Basso & Brooke, BCBG Max Azria, Betty Jackson, Biba, Bora Aksu, Boudicca, Boyd, Cacharel, Carolina Herrera, Carven, Celine, Chaiken, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Cividini, Clements Ribeiro, Costello Tagliapietra, DKNY, Donna Karan, Elie Saab, Elspeth Gibson, Elspeth Gibson, Emanuel Ungaro, Emporio Armani, Erin Fetherston, Fashion for Relief, FrostFrench, Gaetano Navarra, Gharani Strok, Ghost, Gianfranco Ferre, Giles Deacon, Givenchy, Hermes, House of Jazz, J. Mendel, Jasper Conran, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jenny Packham, Jill Stuart, John Galliano, John Rocha, Julien Macdonald, Karen Walker, Kenneth Cole, Kenzo, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Libertine, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Love Sex Money, Luca Luca, Malo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Margaret Howell, Martine Sitbon, Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors, Miki Fukai, Moschino, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Nicole Farhi, Nina Ricci, Noir, Oscar de la Renta, Osman Yousefzada, Paul Smith, Peter Som, Pollini by Rifat Ozbek, Pringle of Scotland, Rafael Lopez, Reem Acra, Richard Nicoll, Robert Cary-Williams, Roberto Cavalli, Rocco Barocco, Rochas, Roksanda Ilincic, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Sportmax, Stephen Burrows, Temperley London, Ter et Bantine, Trussardi, Tuleh, Unconditional, Versace, Viktor & Rolf, Y & Kei, Yohji Yamamoto, YSL Rive Gauche, Zac Posen