Yasmin Le Bon is the wife of Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon and a successful model who is in the midst of thirty year career which is just a little longer than her marriage. She is the rare supermodel who has been able to have a successful, long-term marriage and career. She is now speaking out about how fashion houses are taking advantage of younger models under the pretense of letting them lead the fashion shows and wonders if the young models are aware of the power they have.
There was a time before she married her husband and had her children that she along with other top models would command large wage amounts to be the lead model of a fashion show. However, now the industry tends to let very young women lead the shows so they can pay them much less and while her comments may be viewed on first glance as jealous statements upon further examination her claims are actually accurate and correct.
The models that lead the fashion shows today are paid much less than those of the past and it is not because the fashion houses are selling fewer clothes but more because they can get away with it. Yasmin notes how many of the models have no idea how valuable they are to the fashion companies and how a good show can lead to huge earnings for the company.
Yasmin Le Bon comes from an era where the public knew the models because the models were constantly letting people know them. This is no longer the norm but Yasmin might have a point of it being in the best interest of models to let the public know more about them through social media. When one thinks about the most popular models of 2013, women such as Jourdan Dunn you think of her fiery personality as well as the way she models clothes and this is no doubt part of the reason why she is considered one of the top models in the world. For a model it is important to be distinctive and nothing can distinguish one top model from another more than their personality.
There is a reason that everyone in the modeling world can identify Jourdan Dunn just like there is a reason that Yasmin Le Bon is still able to model at the age of 48 and the reason is the confidence of these models and their willingness to show their personality through the clothes that they wear for companies.