Karl Lagerfeld helped Cara Delevingne to appreciate how "interesting fashion is".

Cara Delevingne has heaped praise on Karl Lagerfeld

Cara Delevingne has heaped praise on Karl Lagerfeld

The 30-year-old model admits she "didn’t really know that much about fashion" before she started working with the legendary designer, who died in February 2019, aged 85.

Cara shared: "I didn’t really know that much about fashion before I started. I never really gave it that much credit. He taught me so much more about fashion in terms of its possibilities."

Cara has also praised Lagerfeld for giving her the confidence and space that she needed to grow within the fashion industry.

The London-born star - who won Model of the Year gong at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014 - said: "He really influenced me so much.

"He never told me to do anything specifically, but he allowed me the space to grow, and he would treat me like a friend ... He was so human with me and it made me feel so much more comfortable in myself."

The catwalk star has become much more thoughtful about fashion since she worked with the acclaimed designer.

She told WWD.com: "I don’t think that people should be judged by what they wear, but when you ask people why they wear what they wear, it’s a very interesting story. And even if they don’t care about what they’re wearing, that’s also interesting, too."

Cara has also become much more hands-on with her work over recent years.

She said: "It was very important for me to see samples, to be involved as much as possible."