Lara Stone was born in the Netherlands December 20th 1983. In She 1999 entered the Elite Model Look contest and began to model. In 2006 Laraleft Elite and signed with IMG worldwide and made her debut at the fall Givenchy couture show in Paris. In Marc of 2006 she then walked the fall Ann Demeulemeester, Miu Miu, and Cacharel shows in Paris, then in May Lara was featured on the cover of French Elle and Style.com featured her as a rising star of spring 2007. Lara became a French Vogue favourite.
In 2007 Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin requested Lara Stone for a V spread and Carine Roitfeld remarked about Lara, “Sometimes a girl just touches you". She then became the face of Givenchy, with Hilary Rhoda and replaced Kate Moss as the face of Calvin Klein Jeans.
Lara then signed a cosmetics contract with Calvin Klein and opened the fall Givenchy couture show in Paris. Then In Febuary of 2007 Lara opened and closed the fall Alberta Ferretti, Costume National, and Hermès shows in Milan and Paris, as well as for Givenchy wearing special shoes because of her small size-seven feet.
In March she Channels Bridget Bardot in an editorial spread for French Vogue and Cathy Horn names her the “anti-model” in her On the Runway Blog. In April Lara was Featured on the cover of French Vogue, blowing a whistle in Chloé, photographed by Terry Richardson and in May appeared in a British Vogue editorial, photographed by Mario Testino. In July of 2007 Lara Temporarily dyes hair red for a W spread and appeared in an Italian Vogue editorial, entitled “Rehab”. She was then named one of British Vogue’s “Head Girls,” models to watch out for this upcoming season. In September Lara closed the spring Prada and Balmain shows in Milan and Paris and opened the spring Miu Miu show in as well as appearing in two Italian Vogue editorials and featuring on the cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel.
In 2008 Mario Sorrenti photographed Lara Stone for the French Vogue calendar and she renewed her contracts with Givenchy and Calvin Klein Beauty as well as becoming the new face of Just Cavalli. In Febuary then she opened the fall MaxMara and Fendi shows in Milan as well as closing the fall Diesel and Stella McCartney shows in New York and Paris.
Lara then appeared in an Italian Vogue editorial alongside Irina Kulikova, photographed by Mario Sorrenti and was featured on the cover of French Vogue, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. Then in March Lara Appears in two editorials for W and French Vogue, as well as being featured as a top model by French Vogue.
In July Lara was featured on the cover of W alongside Kate Moss and Daria Werbowy, and appeared in a Hugo Boss Orange fall ad campaign with Tyson Ritter of The All-American Rejects. She then opened the spring Christopher Kane and Giles shows in London and was featured on the cover of V, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. In October Lara appeared in editorials for French Vogue and Japanese Vogue as well as featuring on the cover of i-D, photographed by Alasdair McLellan.
In 2009 Lara renewed contracts with Givenchy and Hugo Boss and became the new face of Jean Paul Gaultier, replacing Daria Werbowy.
Sadly Lara then entered rehab for alcoholism,
“I am a complete alcoholic. It used to be so easy to say to someone, 'Get me a bottle of vodka,' and they'd run and get it. Going to rehab was the best decision I ever made. ”But was back to work by the end of January walking the spring Givenchy couture show in Paris. Then IN February French Vogue dedicated an entire issue to Lara Stone, with editorials by Nan Goldin, Steven Klein, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and Hedi Slimane. In April she was featured on the cover of Japanese Vogue, and appeared in editorials for W and French Vogue as well as being featured on the cover of Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel in May.
That Summer Lara appeared in a Vogue editorial, alongside Morgan Freeman, photographed by Bruce Weber and opened the fall Jean Paul Gaultier couture show in Paris as well as closing the fall Chanel couture show. Lara was then featured on the cover of W as "Fashion's It Girl," as well as on the covers of French Vogue and Numéro in September. In October she appeared in a French Vogue editorial with her face painted black, Which caused much debate on racism and then closed the spring Chanel show, alongside Freja Beha and Baptiste Giabiconi.
In December Lara featured on the cover of British Vogue as "The Girl of the Year," photographed by Mario Testino and was featured on her second cover of Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Meisel.
In January of 2010 Lara walked the spring Givenchy and Chanel couture shows in Paris and in February Appeared in a French Vogue editorial, alongside Freja Beha and Dree Hemingway, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
She then also appeared in editorials for Italian Vogue, Interview, Vogue, and W as well as featuring on the cover of Interview, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
Lara has since signed a fragrance contract with Versus by Versace as well as a fragrance contact with Prada Infusion D’Iris and happily married David Walliams.
Lara Stone has achieved alot over her past years as a model, and really admire her strength to get through rehab, conquer her demons and return to such a busy life, of ups and downs. I really love seeing her in the pages of Vogue and hope she continues to stay her healthy self.
“A lot of people say it‘s nice to see someone who won‘t break in half when you touch them.”
“Where are you ever going to find another job where you don‘t have a boss or responsibilities, really, except to get on an airplane and just show up? It‘s a bit worrying.”"I lie in bed at night and worry about what comes next. I'm not sure I have any other talents."
"Men don't like me. I haven't been on a date for six months. I've just started a club with a girlfriend called 'We Hate Men But We Can't Be Gay Club'"
"I kept saying 'Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me,' because I had to get to the catwalk, but she just kept posing. So I pushed her. It was onle a few stairs."