Fashion’s Curvy One To Get Curvier
The news of the day: model Lara Stone, she of the incessant “curves” references, is expecting. She and her husband, English comedian David Walliams, will have their first child next year.
Time to update the Stone files. Below, by way of catch-up, the highlights of a still-developing career in catwalking and child-bearing.
The Beginning: “I was sick of Mierlo. You can only climb the same bloody tree so many times.” —Lara Stone on life in her native Netherlands, to T
A Dutchwoman in Paris: “I started modeling when I was 13 or 14, I think. We were on the Métro in Paris on a family holiday, and somebody came up to me and asked me to be a model, and that’s how it started. It’s been a long time… I moved to Paris when I was very young, I was 16.” —Lara Stone on the plus sides of mass transit, to Interview
The Big Break: “When I [first] saw Lara, I was coming out of my studio to go into another room, and I crossed Lara in the corridor, and I took her straightaway. She was supershy. I asked her a few questions, I took a Polaroid and I looked at the agent and said, ‘I want Lara exclusively.’ I fell in love.” —Riccardo Tisci on casting her for his Spring 2006 Givenchy Couture show, to W
The Quick Stop in Rehab: “Just waking up shaking and then having Bloody Marys on your own, first thing in the morning—I started to feel really pathetic about it…. I Googled a bunch of places, and I found this place that I went to in Cape Town, South Africa, called Stepping Stones. I stayed there for a month. It was really difficult—lots of talking and crying.” —Lara Stone on drying out, to Interview
Va-Va-Voom: “…If you’re compared and confronted with your colleagues, and they’re all half your size, you think, fuck, I’m really fat! And then on other days, I’m like, Oh, I’m not that bad.” —Lara Stone on her curves, to W; curves and all get a full issue of Paris Vogue devoted to them by Carine Roitfeld, September, 2009
Romancing the Stone: “We met at a party and then went on a few dates.” —Lara Stone on the fateful meeting with David Walliams, to Interview
Aisle Do: “Vogue cover girl Lara Stone married David Walliams in London this weekend—and, as is expected of a supermodel, the dresses didn’t disappoint. Stone wore a long corseted dress in ivory washed silk satin, designed by her friend Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, with lace incrustations and gold chain-trimmed straps, with a cape in matching silk crepeline for the service at Claridge’s yesterday.” —British Vogue, on the occasion of Lara Stone’s wedding, May 2010
Blond Justice: “Dutch supermodel Lara Stone has won ‘significant’ damages from French Playboy after the magazine published unauthorized naked photographs of her, lawyers said yesterday.” —The Independent on an unauthorized editorial
The Big Reveal: “Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant. We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn’t be happier. Dx” —@DavidWalliams to 889,483 fans, November 15, 2012 (2,763 retweets, 2,095 favorites)
…And A Helpful Reminder From The Daily Mail: “The pair already have plenty of practice looking after a little one, after welcoming dog Bert into their lives earlier this year.”
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