Since her runway debut in Burberry’s fall 2011 show, Cara Delevingne has become one of the most sought-after models of her generation. She’s walked endless runways, has graced numerous fashion magazine covers, and been named the face of campaigns for Burberry, DKNY and YSL Beauty, to name a few. And though she’s already become a household name for her fashion chops, a career in front of a new kind of lens has beckoned. Delevingne’s acting career has blossomed right before our eyes — she’s earned roles in
Pan, Paper Towns and the newly-released Suicide Squad. Delevingne’s serious work ethic, charisma and devil-may-care sense of humor has helped her along the transition from fashion to acting. In honor of her 24th birthday, see her style evolution – from her days as a tomboy to fully fledged movie star – here.
September 2010: At 18 years old, Delevingne wore a coral Alice by Temporary dress as she made her first model appearance at Bally’s Fashion Night Out celebration in London.
June 2011: For the annual summer party at the Serpentine Gallery, the fresh-faced model channeled bohemian minimalism in a white Burberry dress and printed headband.
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September 2011: Delevingne attended the Rimmel & Kate Moss Fashion Week Party styled in a typical model-off-duty uniform: mini dress, military jacket and ankle booties.
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November 2011: A bit later that year, she made her rocker chic style debut at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in a plunging gold metallic dress paired with a black leather belt, clutch and combat boots.
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May 2012: The budding model looked like a grecian goddess as she arrived at the annual amfAR gala in Cannes wearing a gorgeous forest green Burberry Prorsum gown.
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September 2012: Yet again, Delevingne wore Burberry Prorsum to the London premier of
Anna Karenina. She paired a brown smokey eye with the metallic dress for added edge.
November 2012: Delevingne was nominated for Model of the Year at the 2012 British Fashion Awards. She accepted the award dressed in a Burberry Prorsum metallic shift dress.
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May 2013: The style star looked right at home as she walked the red carpet of the 2013 Met Gala (themed “Punk: From Chaos to Couture”) styled in a daring studded Burberry design with a plunging neckline. She wore Dominic Jones and Eddie Borgo jewelry with the column dress for a extra touch of punk.
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May 2013: Looking like an old Hollywood star and dressed in another Burberry number, Delevingne arrived to the Cannes Film Festival premier of
The Great Gatsby in a silk lace column dress paired with Chopard jewelry. Anthony Devlin – WPA Pool/Getty Images
July 2013: The model-turned-actress kept things fresh at the reception for an elephant charity — hosted by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall – dressed in a Burberry column gown with subtle side-boob and a faux lizard fascinator.
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September 2013: Delevingne played to her tomboy roots but kept it sexy in a grey trouser suit and black lace shirt while attending the London Editions’ opening celebration for
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May 2014: Delevingne radiated cool glamour as she arrived to the 2014 Met Gala in a Stella McCartney pant and crop top set, accompanied by the designer herself.
September 2014: Baring skin at the GQ Men of the Year award, Delevingne walked the red carpet in a Burberry black lace dress and mustard fur coat.
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June 2015: The newly acclaimed actress wore a Mary Katrantzou top and skirt – that showed of her killer legs – to the Berlin
Paper Towns press conference.
July 2015: Another
Paper Towns press conference, this time in West Hollywood, California.
September 2015: Delevingne showed her support for her beloved Burberry as she attended the spring 2016 show in London wearing a peplum-styled top and see-through skirt from the label.
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July 2016: Delevingne kept it cool in head-to-toe DSquared2 at this years Comic-con convention in San Diego.
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August 2016: From runway model to movie star! Delevingne looked looked fierce as she channeled biker chic at the London premiere of
Suicide Squad, wearing an Alexander McQueen black lace mini dress, a leather and velvet cropped motto jacket and over-the-knee Christian Louboutin boots.