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February 27, 2012  | by: Kristine Hoang

Cara Delevinge

“Wow, this chick’s like the new face of Burberry or something,” I murmured to my boyfriend as I stared at the new Burberry ads in the March 2012 issue of US Vogue, intrigued. Peering over, he added, “She looks like Emma Watson.” I re-examine. “And she’s done ads for them, too.” I added. “Burberry, I see what you’re going for here.”

This new chick is Cara Delevingne, and not only did she pose alongside actor Eddie Redmayne for Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign, shot by legendary photographer Mario Testino, but she also opened the catwalk at the Burberry’s Prorsum show at London Fashion Week. She’s the official face of Burberry’s newest Prorsum campaign.

Though Burberry’s fancy for Cara is, to say the least, obvious, it’s not the only fashion house that’s fallen infatuated with her pretty-meets-fierce look. In addition to leading Burberry’s latest catwalk, she also did the same for Les Copains – andshe closed for Moschino. Not to mention she walked for copious fashion-favorites like Thakoon, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karen, Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, and Rag & Bone – among others.

Burberry’s newest Prorsum campaign

So what do we know about this newcomer model (the fashion community started noticing her just three months ago) who’s quickly transitioned into a rising fashion star? A 19-year old born in London, Cara signed with Storm Models in 2009 and got her big break at Burberry’s pre-fall show in New York last December. After signing with DNA Models in lieu of Storm Models, Cara started appearing in editorials for big-name fashion magazines like Numero, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar – while continuing to work with Burberry as their most recent muse.

Without a doubt, Cara’s successful rise as a top model in such a short amount of time is evidence enough to deem her a promising figure in the industry.

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