Supermodels appear superhuman compared to us plebians. While her peers simply possess covetable genetic traits and accelerated metabolisms, Cara Delevingne may very well be legitimately otherworldly. She’s at least doing a good job of convincing us with her recent aesthetic transformation.
First, in March, she sported a silver-gray hair, casually pulled into a wispy ponytail, with tuxedo pants: kind of space-agey but really, no big deal.
Soon after, she shaved her head for her role as a woman with terminal cancer in Life in a Year, but it’s her part in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets that’s clearly inspired her style evolution. She showed up at the Met Gala with her mostly bald head spray-painted silver and topped with a smattering of rhinestones, complemented by a bedazzled Chanel suit. Funny Or Die named her one of the “Guardians of the Gala.”
Then Delevingne arrived at the MTV Movie & TV Awards with a bleached-out crew cut, keeping the rest of her look relatively minimal aside from a vampy crimson lip, crystal-encrusted Saint Laurent mini-dress, thigh-high statement boots and most importantly, a distinct (and distinctly temporary) tattoo on the back of her scalp. Her metamorphosis into the “100% titanium” sexy Svedka vodka robot (RIP) is almost complete.
“It’s exhausting to be told what beauty should look like,” Delevingne said, via Instagram caption. “I am tired of society defining beauty for us. Strip away the clothes, wipe off the makeup, cut off the hair.”
Well, cut it off and then douse it in shimmery chrome lacquer. Otherwise, you’re just going to look boring.
Delevingne used to get attention for her DGAF off-duty style (sweatsuits, skinny jeans, motorcycle jackets and high-tops galore). It seems apparent that her laidback tomboy routine was designed to throw us off from the fact she’s a cyborg from the future sent back in time to save us from drowsy and redundant red carpet looks.