At the Met Gala in spring 2022, Cara Delevingne showed her psoriasis more clearly than ever before. She told us how much it helped her and why it is so important to be more open about visible skin diseases.
Not only because of her quite naked outfit (yes, she went topless), British model and actress Cara Delevingne, who will soon be seen in season 2 of the series "Only Murders in the Bulding" (all info here), was in the media after the Met Gala in spring 2022. Another detail has caused a stir, which she has rarely shown so present before: her psoriasis. We thought that was great. And that's exactly why we asked her why she decided to take this step. And we found her answer almost even better.
Cara Delevingne shows a lot of skin and her psoriasis at the Met Gala 2022
On May 2, the Met Gala 2022 took place under the theme "Gilded Glamour" and Cara Delevingne was also part of the party. Her whole body was wrapped in gold, only her tattoos and just her skin condition were left out – and therefore more visible. Can't remember the stunning look?
Some brief background info on psoriasis: It is a widespread skin disease that affects an estimated two million people in Germany, according to the Robert Koch Institute. The chronic inflammatory skin disease can occur on different parts of the body, to varying degrees, and can come and go in cycles lasting weeks or months. Psoriasis causes red and itchy scaly patches on the skin, most commonly on the knees, elbows or scalp.
That's why Cara Delevingne is proud of her skin disease today
Yes, Cara Delevingne also suffers from psoriasis. Even though she has never made a secret of it, she rarely flaunts her skin disease. But at the Met Gala she had the opportunity to do so and took advantage of it, as she revealed to us in the GLAMOUR interview: "I've always talked about my psoriasis, so it wasn't new. But I've never been more naked in public and showing my psoriasis there was just overwhelming. I didn't realize what it would mean at first."
Because one thing is for sure, she could have easily covered up her psoriasis with the gold, but she decided against it – and for a good reason: "At first I thought 'Wait a minute, I should cover this up, right? But then I remembered that it's not good for my skin and a lot of people live with psoriasis," Delevingne says.
Not only is it not good for the skin condition to be covered up with products, Cara Delevingne also wanted to give people with psoriasis an important message: "It's not a nice thing to have – but you have to be proud of it too. I'm proud of it in the sense that it's something that belongs to me. I used to hate my psoriasis, but that just made it worse." We think that's great!