Yves Saint Laurent Model Cara Delevingne: ‘I Never Said I Was Quitting Modeling’

It may seem that Cara Delevingne is abandoning her modeling career in favor of an acting career that seems to be enjoying a very successful ride, but the Suicide Squad actress says nothing could be further from the truth. Some followers of Ms. Delevingne’s career may even recall the model turned actress speaking of the pitfalls and negative aspects of the high fashion modeling industry, but Cara points out that she has never suggested that she would be willing to give up on being a model for any reason. It seems Cara was simply speaking out of frustration, as so many of us do with our own jobs, but when it comes down to it, Delevingne plans to stick with runway work for as long as she is able.

Depression Influenced Cara Delevingne In Her Past Rant About The Modeling Industry

Proving that things are not always as they seem, Ms. Delevingne wrote a recent essay to try to explain her comments about the modeling industry and about her ongoing struggle with depression. In spite of what she may have said in the past, Cara now says she’s grateful for her career and that she enjoys her work. In the past, Delevingne reveals that she has thrown herself into her work to escape from other pressures in her life, but instead of helping, overworking herself only caused Cara to exhaust herself. In the end, the Suicide Squad actress says she actually worsened her bouts of depression.

“Can we just set the record straight,” 23-year-old Delevingne tweeted on a separate occasion, responding to comments by fans. “I never said I was quitting modeling. I do not blame the fashion industry for anything.”

Previously, Ms. Delevingne has said that her work negatively impacted her on both physical and emotional levels, so she turned to acting as an escape from the high pressure of the fashion world. Cara said in one interview that the stresses of being a model had her constantly feeling on edge resulted in a fight or flight situation, but the recent break seems to have given Delevingne a new perspective on modeling.

Yves Saint Laurent Draws Cara Delevingne Back To Her Modeling Career With A New Ad Campaign

It has been a good, long break from modeling for Delevigne with her last appearance on a runway occurring a year ago at Paris Fashion Week, where Cara modeled for Chanel’s Autumn Winter 2015. Photographer Hedi Slimane and friend to Ms. Delevingne managed to get the Paper Towns actress to return to the industry to be featured in a new campaign for Yves Saint Laurent. Posing for the brand’s first couture collection in 14 years, Cara was also decked out in Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking jacket in a promotional photograph for La Collection de Paris.

While the idea that Delevingne may only have participated in this new campaign at the behest of Slimane would seem to suggest that her return to the modeling world will be short lived, there may be more coming from Ms. Delevingne. She seems refreshed and recharged, ready to tackle modeling as eagerly as she continues to go after her growing film career. As long as Ms. Delevingne doesn’t overtax herself, she may enjoy pursuing both careers.

“Modeling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while,” Delevingne said at an earlier time, when her hiatus from modeling was just in its infancy. “It didn’t make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was. I felt so old.”

Currently, Cara Delevingne is filming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets with John Goodman and Ethan Hawke, which is due to hit theaters on July 21, 2017.

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