Yasmin Le Bon
Yasmin Le Bon (née Parvaneh; born 29 October 1964, in Oxford, England) is a British Iranian fashion model. She was born to an Iranian father, Iraj A. A. Parvaneh, and an English mother. Yasmin Le Bon is currently represented by Elite+ in New York City and Models 1 in London.
In 1981, the young Yasmin was discovered by a local modeling agency while working a part-time sales job in a boutique.
In mid 1984, Yasmin Parvaneh met Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran Duran. The couple married on 27 December 1985.
Yasmin Le Bon took a brief hiatus from modeling in 1986 to recover from a miscarriage. Soon she returned to the business and in April 1987 was hired by GUESS? for a key advertising campaign. In the late 1980s She appeared on the cover of the first American and British issues of Elle. She has also been on the covers of Vogue, V, I.D., Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and many others.
Le Bon eventually gave birth to a daughter, Amber Rose, in August 1989. She was back on the catwalks within weeks. In September 1991, Le Bon had her second daughter, Saffron Sahara, and then, in 1994, had her third, Talullah Pine. In the spring of 2001, Le Bon, a 36-year-old mother of three, modeled bikinis for Marks & Spencer. In 2003, she signed an exclusive deal with designer Matthew Williamson and his sponsor, Ariel Essential.
As a model, Le Bon has represented Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bergdorf Goodman, Biotherm, Bloomingdale’s, Bonwit Teller, Calvin Klein, Versace, Shiatzy Chen, Chanel, Christian Dior, Clairol, Escada, Filene’s, Frasercard and Gianfranco Ferré, amongst others.
In September 2009, Yasmin Le Bon partnered with Wallis to design her first women’s clothing and jewellery collection called YLB. Her second collection was made available in March 2010.
She has blamed Wikipedia for the belief that she is vegetarian, which she is not.