Lara Catherina Stone (born 20 December 1983) is a Dutch fashion model.
Stone was born in Mierlo, a small town in the Netherlands, to a Dutch mother, Kathryna and an English father, Michael Stone. She was discovered in the Paris Metro while on holiday with her family when she was 12 and took part in the Elite Model Look competition in 1999 when she was 15. Although she did not win, she impressed Elite executives and was signed to the Elite Modelling Agency and began to model.
Stone left Elite and signed with IMG Models worldwide in 2006. In January she made her catwalk debut when Riccardo Tisci put her in his Givenchy couture shows during the Paris Fashion Week. Later that year she was an exclusive for Calvin Klein. In 2007 she was the subject of a spread in March’s Vogue Paris in the style of Brigitte Bardot, and also appeared on the cover of the April issue. The New York Times’ fashion critic Cathy Horyn named her the “anti-model” in her On the Runway blog; describing her as “not your typical catwalk android with her gapped front teeth, stunned expression, and Lurch walk, which can be attributed to her small size 7 feet – catwalk shoes are at least a size larger.” All the buzz over Stone prompted New York Magazine to rank her No. 2 on their “Top Ten Models to Watch” for in New York Fashion Week.