name: Lily Cole
birth name: Lily Luahana Cole
birth date: 27 December 1987
birth place: Torquay, Devon, England, UK
Her modelling career was launched by a chance encounter with Benjamin Hart in Soho when she was 14 years old. She was booked for her first British Vogue cover at age 16, and has worked with many well-known brands, including Vogue worldwide, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Prada, De Beers and Moschino. Other clients include Numero, Christian Lacroix, Hermès, and Galliano. Advertising campaigns include Longchamp, Anna Sui and Cacharel. She has a cosmetics contract with beauty brand Rimmel London and can be seen in TV and print advertising as part of her work with them. She attracted controversy in 2008 by appearing naked in a pictorial for Playboy’s French edition. She is listed by Vogue Paris as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s.