Cara Delevingne just landed her first solo Vogue cover (which, frankly, is quite hard to believe. Asleep at the wheel much, Vogue?) and though she looks predictably gorgeous shot by Patrick Demarchelier in “this season’s most stunning sequined ensembles,” it’s the candid interview that has everyone talking, particularly when she gets to chatting about her relationship with Annie Clark, better known as indie songstress St. Vincent.
“I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days,” Delevingne say . “And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle.”
She goes on to discuss her sexuality and self-acceptance. Though the model-come-actress has been linked to women in the past (notably Michelle Rodriguez) this marks the first time she’s spoken so candidly about her sexual orientation.
“It took me a long time to accept the idea [of being attracted to women], until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it,” she says. “But I have erotic dreams only about men. I had one two nights ago where I went up to a guy in the back of a VW minivan, with a bunch of his friends around him, and pretty much jumped him. … Women are what completely inspire me, and they have also been my downfall. I have only been hurt by women, my mother first of all.”
Delevingne also chats about the monotony of modeling, the highly anticipated Paper Towns, dealing with depression and her mother’s struggles with heroin. It can be read in full here – it’s quite a good read.
Meanwhile, Delevingne’s nearest and dearest famous pals (which range from Fat Jew to Kristen Wiig) made this charming video to congratulate her on her Vogue moment.