Lily Cole(1987-), Fashion model
Sitter in 6 portraits
Discovered at fourteen and signed to Storm Models, Cole's first important cover was in 2003 for Italian Vogue, by Steven Meisel. A year later she was named Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards 2004. Since then she has been photographed by leading photographers for prominent advertising campaigns including Chanel and Marks and Spencer. Cole has had prominent film roles in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) and Rage (2009). She is ambassador for children's charity Global Angels and is an ally for environmental organisation Western Shoshone. She graduated with a double first in history of art from King's College, Cambridge in 2011.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
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