Friday, 21 June 2013

Marc Jacobs called Cara Delevinge a dwarf and banned her from his shows

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Shocking news emerges that Marc Jacobs called Cara Delevinge a dwarf and banned her from his shows, so how did they go from name calling to close friends?

With her stunning looks and bags of confidence it would be easy to think entering into modelling was an easy ride for model of the moment Cara Delivigne so it came as a surprise when she hit the headlines this week for being labelled a dwarf and banned from shows by non other than close friend Marc Jacobs.

The story came out in an interview with Jacobs's stylist and Louis Vuitton assistant, Katie Grand with The Sunday Times. Grand reveals how her sympathy may have been the model's saving grace.

"I suppose it came about because we'd had a run-in with her in the train season at Vuitton a/w12." Grand explains: "I was trying to get her in the show, but it was the show in which everyone was very tall, and very long. I remember Marc looking at me and saying, 'Why is that dwarf in here?' and me being devastated."

Grand felt so embarrassed by the incident that she began to invite Delevingne to all her key shows and shoots. It didn't take long for others to start taking notice of the English model — and a star was born.

Fast forward a year and Cara has taken the fashion world by storm walking in the worlds top shows, gracing coutless magazine covers and becoming the face of international designers including Burberry. Following in the steps of shorter supermodels Kate Moss, Twiggy, Devon Aoki and Jamie Rishar, Cara shows if you have enough to offer height is no restriction in the worlds of high fashion.

It was a worth while change of heart for Jacobs who now lists Cara as one of his favourite models to work with and has cast for both his own label and Louis Vuitton, for whom he is creative director. He also chose her to be featured in his 'Protect The Skin You're In' initiative to raise money for skin cancer research.

Speaking recently, he said: 'She's a silly goose. She has a great energy. She turned up to the Vuitton show wearing a zebra outfit from Madagascar, a onesie.

'She'd been traipsing round Paris all evening in it, you got to love a girl like that. It's rare in life that you meet a person who doesn't care. It sets a good example.'

Photos: James Anderson

Written by Rose Humble