They might call each other 'wifey', and are rumored to be collaborating together with Topshop but when it comes to bringing home the bacon, it's each to their own as far as Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne are concerned.
Muscling in on Cara's model territory today is chart-topper Rita, who not content with being the new face of Madonna's Material Girl clothing line, has ousted her friend as the face of DKNY.
Bushy-browed Delevingne, 20, was used by the brand to front its spring and autumn 2013 campaigns, but Rita, 22, appears to have taken the baton for the brand's resort 2014 collection.
Tweeting a picture of the hoards of crowds that had gathered in Manhattan's Times Square to watch her pose, Ora wrote: "Thank you bots for coming out!! Today was awesome you always crack me up! Didn't even feel like work I love you! More then you'll ever know... #DKNY #NYCNights #TimesSquare
The friends hosted a party for DKNY in London back in June to launch the brand's Artworks project. Throughout the course of the evening, wannabe singer Cara (who looked a little worse for wear) joined Rita on stage for an impromptu performance. Rumours quickly surfaced that Cara's behaviour had embarrassed Rita, leading the camera-friendly pair to fall out. Ora has since denied the claims, taking to Twitter to post the following comment: "I don't know what all these stupid stories are about but Im always going to have my best friend @Caradelevingne I love you!
We wonder if Cara will still love Rita as much when she wakes up and sees she's one assignment down on her burgeoning list of modeling contracts...
Delevingne is currently the face of Burberry's Beauty campaign alongside fellow British models Edie Campbell and Jourdan Dunn. She was previously the face of Burberry's spring/summer 2012 campaign shot by Mario Testino alongside actor Eddie Redmayne, and was also featured in the brand's spring/summer 2011 campaign. As a young girl she modelled for Cadbury chocolate ads as well.
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne, born August 22, 1992, is an English fashion model, actress, and the granddaughter of former English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens. | Photo: |
Delevingne has featured in advertising campaigns for other brands including H&M Authentic Collection (2011), Dominic Jones Jewelry (2012), Blumarine, Zara, and Chanel. She was recently described by British Vogue as the "star face" of the autumn/winter 2012-2013 show season, having appeared on the catwalk for brands such as Shiatzy Chen, Moschino, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Stella McCartney, and Chanel. Delevingne has graced the covers of Vogue UK, Vogue Korea, i-D, Russh, Jalouse, and Style.com's Spring 2013 issue. She also walked down the catwalk as a model at the 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show. She is also the face of Chanel's Resort 2013 campaign along with Dutch model Saskia de Brauw. She also landed the face of DKNY in late 2012. Delevingne's dark, bushy eyebrows are her model trademark.
Delevingne was named by the Evening Standard as one of "London's 1,000 Most Influential of 2011
", in the category of "Most Invited", and is currently ranked number 17 on Models.com's 50 Top Models. In 2012 she also won Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.
Delevingne had a small part in the 2012 film adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, as Princess Sorokina, the marriage interest of Count Vronsky (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
Daily Mail, Metro, Evening Standard, and The Sun featured prominent coverage in early May 2013 when Delevingne was photographed dropping a small packet of white powder, which she appeared to attempt to conceal in published photos. H&M, which broke its association with Kate Moss after a scandal in 2005, gave an official statement to the Daily Mail, in which it said that it is "investigating" the incident with Delevingne, but has not yet reported on the outcome of its investigation.