Lily Cole officially showed off her baby bump for the first time since announcing her pregnancy. On Wednesday evening, the expectant model stepped out at the Royal Academy of Arts for a Max Mara VIP dinner – her rounded tummy proudly on display.
The 27-year-old, who wore her long red locks in a loose curls, was dressed in a teal silk dress, similarly-hued flats and a dusty pink coat.
Lily proudly displayed her bump for the first time since announcing that she is expecting
Lily announced that she is expecting her first baby, with her boyfriend Kwame Ferreira, at the end of February.
The Torquay-born beauty revealed the exciting news via a statement on her website and also posted a photo on Instagram of a Post-it note reading: "I am having a baby!"
Referencing the domain name of her gift economy website 'Impossible', Lily titled the announcement 'Woman Has (Impossible) Baby'.
Lily is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Kwame Ferreira
"The first known impossible baby is being born!" she wrote. "I met Kwame when I was in the process of developing Impossible and he offered the most profound gift, to help build the platform.
"After working together for a long time Kwame and I fell in love, and I am very happy to share our news that we are expecting our first child together…"
Lily rose to fame at the tender age of 14 when she was scouted by Storm Models during a chance encounter in Soho.
Lily announced her pregnancy back in February
Just two years later, aged 16, Lily graced the cover of Vogue and went on to enjoy a career walking catwalks around the world for fashion houses such as Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton.
In 2008, straight-A student Lily began a History of Art degree at Cambridge University and three years later graduated with a double first, the highest possible honour, from King's College.
During the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, Lily joined models including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Georgia May Jagger and Lily Donaldson to celebrate the British fashion industry.