Yasmin Le Bon

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Yasmin Le Bon
Jaguar - Mille Miglia 2013 (8836772239).jpg
Yasmin Le Bon with David Gandy during the 2013 Mille Miglia
Born Yasmin Parvaneh
(1964-10-29) 29 October 1964 (age 49)
Oxford, England
Spouse(s) Simon Le Bon (m. 1985)
Children 3
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair colour Dark brown
Eye colour Brown
Measurements 86.5-66-93 (EU); 34-26-36½ (US)
Dress size 38 (EU); 8 (US)
Manager Elite Model Management[1]
Elite Models (Paris)[2]
Models 1 Agency[3]
Website
Official website

Yasmin Le Bon (née Parvaneh (Persian: ياسمن پروانه‎; born 29 October 1964) is a British-Iranian model.[4] Le Bon was one of the highest earning models during the 1980s.[5]

Early life[edit]

Yasmin Parvaneh was born in Oxford, England, the youngest child of to an Iranian father and an English mother.[6]

She modelled for a local agency while she attended school, and after leaving signed with Models 1 Agency in London.[7]

Career[edit]

In April 1987, she was hired by Guess? for an advertising campaign.[8] Throughout the late 1980s, she appeared on the cover of the first American and British issues of Elle. She has also been on the covers of Vogue, V, I.D., Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Harper's Bazaar.

In spring 2001, Le Bon modelled bikinis for Marks & Spencer. In 2003, she signed an exclusive deal with designer Matthew Williamson and his sponsor, Ariel Essential.

As a model, Le Bon has also represented Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bergdorf Goodman, Biotherm, Bloomingdale's, Bonwit Teller, Calvin Klein, Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Clairol, Escada, Filene's, Frasercard, Avon and Gianfranco Ferré.[9]

In January 2012, Le Bon wore a gown weighing 50 kg in the Stéphane Rolland spring/summer Haute Couture show in Paris.[10]

Designing[edit]

In September 2009, Le Bon partnered with Wallis to design her first women's clothing and jewellery collection called YLB. Her second collection was launched in March 2010.

Other endeavors[edit]

Yasmin Le Bon and David Gandy - 2013 Mille Miglia

Le Bon was invited to be one of the drivers in the 2013 Mille Miglia race in Italy. Each year, the three-day event passes through nearly 200 Italian towns from Brescia to Rome and back, recreating the original races which took place between 1927 and 1957. She and her co-driver, David Gandy, were part of “Team Jaguar”, driving a 1950 model XK120. Early in the race, Le Bon and Gandy were “pushed off the road by a competitor” which caused body damage to the wing and side of the vintage car. They re-entered the race, ultimately finishing in 158th place out of 415 cars.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In 1984, she met Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran Duran. They married on the December 27th, 1985. The couple have three daughters: Amber (born August 1989), Saffron Sahara (born September 1991) and Talullah Pine (born 1994).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile - Yasmin Le Bon". EliteModel.com. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Profile - Yasmin Le Bon". Elite Models (Paris). Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Profile - Yasmin Le Bon". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Fair play to Yasmin the supermodel
  5. ^ Whitelocks, Sadie (2011-05-11). "'I was addicted to exercise and lived on the odd bread roll if I was lucky': Yasmin Le Bon reveals her gruelling diet regime". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  6. ^ Sibbels, Emma (4 September 2009). "Yasmin Le Bon: Age of Elegance". theguardian.com. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  7. ^ De Rossee, Sophie (21 October 2011). "World of Yasmin Le Bon". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Yahoo! model profile: Yasmin Le Bon
  9. ^ Yasmin Le Bon profile Fashion Model Directory. retrieved 9 February 2008
  10. ^ "Yasmin Le Bon Models 110-Pound Dress By Stephane Rolland". Huffington Post. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Daniel Day-Lewis, David Gandy and Yasmin Le Bon on Jaguars Team for Mille Miglia". Lucire. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 

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