Cara Delevingne has opened up about her battle with depression, saying she never really quit modelling, instead she just took a break. After some time off the 23-year-old is now back in front of the camera, as the face of the new Saint Laurent campaign in a stunning series of black and white shots by designer Hedi Slimane.

Writing on twitter, Delevingne said: “Can we just set the record straight. I never said I was quitting modelling. I do not blame the fashion industry for anything. I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred.”

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"I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself. I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that. Okay.. Rant over. Just wanted to clarify and word vomit a little.”

Delevingne then posted an inspirational quote which read: “My brother told me a joke, I laughed to tears. He told me the same joke again and I laughed but not as hard. He kept repeating the joke and I stopped laughing.”

"He said, ‘If you can’t laugh at the same joke over and over again, why do you keep crying over people who hurt you over and over again?’” Delevingne simply captioned the quote, “Truth.” Last year, Delevingne told The Times that the modelling industry had made her “hate” herself.

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"It didn't make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was. I felt so old. I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge,” she said. “It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse."