Though few people expected to see Cara Delevingne’s face at Paris Fashion Week, the model surprised everyone on Tuesday 27 September 2022 by making a glamorous appearance at the launch of her very own collection, Cara Loves Karl.
Only two weeks prior to the event, troubling images emerged of Delevingne, 30, behaving erratically as she waited to board none other than Jay-Z’s jet just outside of Los Angeles. She was seen dangling her feet from the window of a Chevy Suburban and spotted pacing up and down while smoking, bending over, and acting jittery.
According to onlookers, the model appeared unable to control her body movements at certain points as she was seen chatting anxiously on the phone, dropping it and walking around looking very animated as if she was unable to stop moving.
After these images came out, older reports of Delevingne smoking an unknown substance from a pipe and dropping clear liquid from a bottle into her mouth outside of a Los Angeles sex shop made headlines too.
Although some may have thought that the Suicide Squad actress’ behaviour wasn’t that worrying in the first place, as soon as pictures showed her sister Poppy and good friend Margot Robbie coming out of the model’s house crying, it became clear something was up with Delevingne.
With drug addiction and mental health rumours circling, it’s safe to say that no one was expecting Delevingne to attend London or Paris Fashion Week. Though she did miss London’s event, the cover girl surprised everyone when she showed up looking better than ever.
The catwalk star opted to go braless under a black outerwear piece, pairing the look with a black belt and over-the-knee boots. Delevingne was there to launch the line in collaboration with the Karl Lagerfeld brand. The late designer, who served as the creative director of Chanel, died in 2019 at age 85.
According to the London native, the project had been a couple of years in the making and she revealed that she was confident it would make Lagerfeld “really proud.” Speaking about the designs, Delevingne told Vogue that she wanted the pieces to be genderless. “I’ve never understood how we can define clothing with a gender… It was important to me that the collection not be just unisex, but genderless.”