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Do people get starstruck by you? No, but they’re shocked to see how tall I am in person. Are you always the tallest gal in the room? L’Wren Scott is the only woman in the world who’s taller than me. We have tall girl moments when we’re together. It’s not easy being tall! You were at the Super Bowl! Did you miss the ads? I TiVo’d the entire show because I was upset about missing the commercials! Valentine’s Day is soon! What’s your favorite epic love story movie? The Notebook. You can’t go wrong with Ryan Gosling.
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ROCKING OUT! With One Management’s Scott Lipps Have you jammed with your pal Courtney Love lately? We did about 30 shows this summer. It was magical. Any former band gigs? In the late ’80s, I was in Black Cherry. It was part of the Guns ’n Roses scene. We did very well! Have you ever modeled? I’m not tall enough, so I leave the modeling to my new men’s division!
What animals have you shot with so far? Nothing’s better than shooting with puppies. How about something wilder? I shot a couple years ago with a leopard. I was on a chair, he was on the floor, and he jumped up and ripped everything apart. There’s a video of it somewhere on the internet. If you were on Broadway, which show would you want to star in? Romeo and Juliet. I’m a romantic! What’s the best part of a Victoria’s Secret shoot? I’m with people I love, and I feel sexy! I don’t think there’s a better job than that.
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Tonight's the night...for The Daily’s Model Issue bash at Harlow! ☛ On Tuesday, Bulgari hosted a breakfast at their Fifth Ave. HQ to celebrate amfAR. Kenneth Cole’s ideal breakfast date? “Elizabeth Taylor. I wouldn’t be paying any attention to the food!” ☛ At the pop-up Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop, open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday at 462 W. B’way, score goods with tweets in lieu of cash. Scents-ible! ☛ Afterparty 411: Suno throws down at The Skylark tonight, and Refinery29’s bash with 10 Crosby Derek Lam is at the Ace (avec musical guest Twin Shadow!). Tomorrow, Prabal Gurung’s partying at Up & Down.
Why did Joan Smalls make the cover star With ELLE EIC cut for January? Robbie Myers There is just so much positive energy Why are mags, including around Joan, she’s a real force in the fashion ELLE, putting mods on the world, and also has an interesting, inspiring cover a lot lately? Models are such an important story. She’s classically beautiful, but has a part of the fashion culture: they’re the totally modern look. muses of the industry. I love putting a How do these covers do on the great model on the cover. We know it newsstand? Great! Just as with celebrities, it’s all about will be different from everything else that’s on the newsstand, and it sends a timing and what’s going on culturally. Both Joan Smalls and Kate Upton did well for us. strong fashion message.
SOUTHERN COMFORT! With Lily Aldridge Forget bicoastal: Aldridge splits her time between Nashville and NYC weekly. She’s got a killer dossier for your next Southern jaunt! Classic Nashville nosh: Prince’s Hot Chicken Fave Resto: Cityhouse Best live music joint: Robert’s Western World Local Libation: Sweet Tea Coolest Street: Broadway. “It’s where all the honky tonks are!” Haute comedy spot: Grimey’s Shopping Must: H.Audrey Best-Kept Secret: “The taco truck next to BP [gas station] on Nollensville Rd. is out of this world!”
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Are you more into Instagram or Twitter? Instagram. You don’t put too much thought in, and it’s creative. Sometimes when I’m in hair and makeup, I’ll get lost in the world of Instagram! Do you get lots of “likes” on your photos? I had to turn that off. My phone would keep buzzing! I never know if my friends or family like a photo unless they tell me, because I have so many followers. How did you usher in 2014? I went to Beyoncé’s New Year’s Eve party in Miami. Who wouldn’t want to ring in the New Year with Queen B?
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AUSSIE MOD NICOLE TRUNFIO’S FAVES FROM AUCKLAND? TIM-TAM BISCUITS, HUGH JACKMAN IN REAL STEEL, AND THE WORD “BLOKE”. AS FOR HER THOUGHTS ON DR. OZ: “WHO’S THAT?”
How did you learn to beautify? I learned how to do makeup on my brother, Boston, who’s 10 and a half months younger than me. He was my model. He loved it! What’s the craziest coif you’ve had for a movie? I had lots of wigs for The Four Feathers. There were, like, 10,000 pins in my hair. It felt like I was wearing 20 pounds of pins! Did your mother, Goldie Hawn, teach you any makeup tips? Take it off before you go to sleep! My mom is not fussy. When you’re on movie sets all day, the last thing you want to do is put on makeup.
With Amber Valletta
Do you ever get nostalgic? Absolutely! I worked at the best time in fashion on every level: for design, for magazines, for models, for the business...It was the height of the industry. Do you have your work framed? I have the Versace campaign I did with Richard Avedon framed, and lots of Peter Lindbergh and Craig McDean. I’ve yet to get anything by my friend Steven Meisel, but I will. Any photographers you’d love to work with? I’ve worked with everybody! I worked with Helmut Newton once, but I wish I’d worked with him more. I would’ve stripped down for him. Oh, I would’ve loved, loved to work with Peter Lindbergh, Guy Bourdin.
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MOD HAVEN! With Bernard Smith of Modellounge So, what’s Modellounge? It’s a space [underneath Union Square’s Coffee Shop] where girls come between castings and shows to check email, read, take a nap, and meet other models. How’d you come up with the concept in 2009? My girlfriend [Joan Smalls] would come to my office with her friends in between appointments. I couldn’t get any work done. Then they’d go to the Starbucks on Crosby and Spring and come back 20 minutes later complaining about nightclub promoters or photographers
harassing them. That was a lightbulb moment for me. Who stops by? Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Kate Upton...You name it, they’ve been here. Quite the list! What’s the criteria to get in? It’s for models who belong to the top 10 agencies. No agents, friends, or male models can come. Are any mods banned? There about 10. That lasts indefinitely. A lifetime. Do models ever stay too long? On occasion, but not often. A lot
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As a muse to Richard Avedon and the first non-Caucasian to appear in Harper’s Bazaar in 1959, China Machado broke down doors for minority models. At 83, she’s still in the game and still as feisty as ever, appearing in the recent “Born in 1928” campaign for Cole Haan. The Daily found out just how she does it… BY EDDIE ROCHE Your name is pronounced “Cheena,” but it’s spelled China. When I changed it I was in Paris so it sounded like “Shee-Na.” When I was in South America, they used to call me Chinita. When I was in Spain, I was called La China. With the English pronunciation, I think of dishes. Does it drive you crazy when people mispronounce it? No! As long as they say it. You’ve had quite the life! Starting with falling in love with the famous bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín at 19! Your sins always come out. I’m a Catholic girl and I had been in a convent school for eight years. Then I met him. He swept me off my feet, and he took me off to Spain. I had never seen a bullfight in my life, but the man was gorgeous. Every single woman was in love with him including Ava Gardner and Lana Turner. He was handsome, funny, charming, dangerous, and then he was a bullfighter! [Laughs] What’s a girl going to do? Do you laugh a lot? I laugh all the time. If I didn’t laugh, I don’t know where I’d be. The first title of the book I’m writing was going to be, I’m Always Running After the Laughter which is very true in my life. I didn’t have a very happy childhood growing up in Shanghai. But my mother’s family had five sisters and they were always laughing. Somehow that meant happiness to me and I was always looking for it everywhere. You’re writing an autobiography? A memoir! About two years ago my book agent wanted me to do a coffee table book and it sounded so dumb. My story is more than just a coffee table book of photos. How so? I broke a racial barrier. At that time I didn’t even know it because I was working in Paris for Givenchy and Balenciaga. I thought I was a little exotic, but in America they didn’t want to put my picture in magazines because [apparently it would cause] everyone in the South to cancel their subscription. Robert MacLeod, the VP at Harper’s Bazaar said, ‘We can’t publish these pictures! This girl isn’t white!’ Dick Avedon said his contract was coming up and if they didn’t publish my pictures, he wasn’t going to re-sign his contract. That was 1959 and things were still a little iffy. That’s how I got in. What was he like as a person? He was so wonderful to me. I wouldn’t have a career if it wasn’t for him. He was highly intelligent, simpatico, funny, and one of the most driven men I’ve ever met. When you took your picture with him, you thought you were the most beautiful person in the world. What is charm? Charm is when someone gives you the absolute attention and that’s what he did when he took my picture. It was between you and him. He knew what picture he was taking, even before he took the picture. He dubbed you as ‘probably the most beautiful woman in the world’... [Laughs] Yes! And I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ You seem very humble. I wouldn’t say I’m humble. I’m very realistic and practical. I’m lucky I FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
stopped modeling so I don’t have to look at myself all day long. The other girls were very insecure. If they were 15 and you were 20, my god! That’s the essence of modeling. It gives you everything and makes you insecure at the same time. You keep thinking that it can’t last. What was Diana Vreeland like? A character! She was exceptional. She had a talent for finding talent. Diana recognized it immediately. She loved people with a sense of humor. Her whole life was fashion. Was she intimidating? She could be. She wasn’t a very tall woman. She was kind of small and slight. [Laughs] Let’s face it, she had a man-ish face! Compared to when you first started, what do modern-day fashion shoots feel like? The biggest difference is money. When Bruce [Weber] shot me a few years ago, there were 30 people. When Dick and I shot, it was the two of us, his assistant, and the models. I did the hair and make-up on [myself and the other] models. Back then, Harper’s Bazaar was so tight with money. They wouldn’t even let us give tips when we went on trips. Now these sittings cost $100,000. You live out in the Hamptons now. I live in Sag Harbor. I’m always busy, even though I thought I retired in 1991. Then I opened a country bazaar. Everything I felt like buying, I sold. I had a gourmet corner for food, I sold clothes, it was crazy and then I did two art galleries for painting and photography, which went on for five years. Are you a workaholic? No, but I can’t be bored. I’m always active. My friends call me Little Ant. I’m always moving. That’s why I’m skinny, because I’ve never dieted or exercised in my life. What time do you go to bed at night? 12:30 or 1 a.m. My day starts when my husband brings me coffee at 7:30 a.m. I stay in bed until 9 a.m., watch the news, and I start moving. Then I’m off! I’m always busy. Do you still smoke? I’ve smoked for 64 years! I smoke Parliament 100s. I smoke like three a day. I also smoke electronic cigarettes. What are your eating habits like? For breakfast I’ll have a croissant and coffee but that’s it. At 11 a.m. I’ll have a little tiny sandwich and then at 3 p.m., I always have to have a hot meal. It’s either left overs from the night before or scrambled eggs or whatever is around. At 5 p.m, I have some tea with cookies and then I have my dinner. Would you do a documentary on your life? We’re trying. I have footage of the bullfighter from 60 years ago. I have everything. Is there any photographer you’d like to work with today? As long as he’s got the right lights… What are you most proud of in your career? That no man has ever given me a cent. I took care of my children by myself. How would you like to be remembered? [Laughs] I haven’t gone yet! I danced the merengue on New Year’s Eve!
I laugh all the time. If I didn’t laugh, I don’t know where I’d be.
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SHe DiD it Her Way
Since gap-toothed stunner Lauren Hutton arrived on the scene, the modeling world has never been the same. The legend, more gorgeous than ever at 70, tells us how she changed the industry forever. BY EDDIE ROCHE
How did you go from Mary to Lauren? Mary Laurence Hutton is my real name. My father’s name was Laurence. At 18, I dropped the Mary and took on his name, shortened. I never liked Mary anyway. There was only one Lauren then and that was Bacall. Now we’ve got billions of them. Someone told me once that American Airlines had over a thousand “Lauren Huttons” registered in their flight mileage program. Before you started modeling you were a waitress at the Playboy Club! It was wonderful. I was a lunch bunny and made $600 a week. That was a lot of money back then. I was too young to work at night so I’d work until about six and then the night bunnies would come in. They were scary. It made me realize the enormous difference between a girl who is 18 and one who is 22. We’d always hide when they came in. What was the allure of modeling? I very consciously went in it for the money. I got a job as house model for Christian Dior making $50 a week. Then I found out that the younger girls in the magazines were making $50 an hour. I realized [if I did that] I could realize my dream of going around the world. But [on castings] most people would ask where I was from and tell me that I should go back there. I had a gap between my teeth, my face was crooked, and I was barely 5’ 7”. I’d hang on a bar in my one-room apartment trying to stretch myself. What did people say about the gap? My agent Eileen Ford told me I had to fix it and that I had to get a nose job. I discovered mortician’s wax, which I would put between my teeth after I whitened it up with shoe polish. That worked. When did your career really take off? Jean Shrimpton and Veruschka had stopped working and Twiggy was starting to make movies. I was it. I was the last man standing at the time, but I knew I was going to be in trouble at 30. I read an article in The New York Times about Catfish Hunter who was the first baseball player who refused to play without a contract. He was quoted saying that he was in a youth oriented business and he had to have a contract because this isn’t going to last much longer. That hit me right between the eyes! I thought, ‘That’s me!’ I asked my old man, who was very smart, what I had to do to get a contract. He didn’t even look up from his Wall Street Journal and said, ‘Makeup companies!’ At the time, I was making around $80,000 a year. And then Revlon came along… They paid me $250,000 for the first year and it went up every year after that. I put it in the contract that they couldn’t speak publicly about the money. I was trying to avoid notoriety around that. Of course the first thing they did was leak that out because Charles Revlon was a very smart guy. I was on the cover of Newsweek. They had to get me a public relations person. FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
Models today should bow down to you! They should and so should the agents. Did you do runway modeling? There was a separate agency for runway. Big editorial girls wouldn’t touch any of this crap. They wouldn’t get near it. It was too déclassé for them. But my friend Halston was honored at The CFDA Awards, and asked if I would walk for him. That caused a big stir and the next year Calvin Klein asked me to do his show. What are you most proud of in your career? Gee…coming back at 47 and showing that women over 30 and 40 could be sexy and were hitting their prime if they were taking care of themselves. My whole generation of women were invisible at that point. How do you want to be remembered? I feel like I haven’t done anything useful yet. When I figure out what that is, maybe I’ll do it. I was useful in expanding the age of women as sexual and viable grownups. Do you still have dreams? I did everything on that thing they call “the bucket list” by the time I was 30. I haven’t jumped out of a plane yet. I’ll do that if I get the chance. When I travel, I seek out whoever is best at whatever it is they do, like famous divers in the dive world or famous dog sledders in the dog world. They aren’t known in the outside world. Usually they’re pretty interesting. Stars are stars for a reason. What do you do with your old covers? I have a copy of most of them. There was book that we made out of it called Big with all the old pictures. I also posed nude for it because I had never done that before. I was almost 60 and I have a lot of goddaughters who are very smart like Stella Schnabel and Nina Clemente and they all said I should do it. Would you pose nude again? I don’t know. I’ve never thought about it. I’d like to wrestle an alligator again. At 47 I was working with Helmut Newton and I knew he’d make me look ugly if I didn’t come up with a great idea, which became the shot. I had to hold the alligator’s mouth shut and roll him over. For days after my hands were like sausages. I couldn’t pick up a pencil! How does it feel to be 70? It feels fully-grown, that’s for sure. It’s odd. I still work out a lot and travel a lot so I’m physically pretty strong. That said, I had a giant motorcycle accident 13 years ago and I’ve had nine operations since. I landed from 25 feet in the air going 110 miles per hour. If Dennis Hopper, Jeremy Irons, and the rest of my gang hadn’t been with me, it would have been all over. They got the rocks out of my nose and mouth. What’s next for you? My latest idea is to make bras for women of my generation. They’re all so horrible and uncomfortable.
Jean Shrimpton and Veruschka had stopped working and Twiggy was starting to make movies. I was it. I was the last man standing at the time.
An icon with a wicked sense of humor, Iman is known for her great beauty, her legendary stories, and her powerhouse cosmetics and clothing businesses. She sat down with The Daily to talk Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Thierry Mugler, and the painful price of walking in all those stilettos. BY EDDIE ROCHE We’re sorry to hear you recently had foot surgery. Ouch! I know! It’s because of all those years of wearing very small high heels for fashion shows. This is the damage. I’m truly a fashion victim. What happened? I fractured it while I was walking down the street. I stumbled and kept feeling a sensation in my foot. By the end of the night, I was at a doctor’s office. I still don’t know if surgery worked! The worst part is that I can’t wear heels for quite awhile. You can’t wear flats with everything. It doesn’t work like that. Okay, so when did you first realize you were a famous model? I knew I was famous on my third day in New York in 1975. I was walking down the street with Peter Beard and somebody asked me for an autograph. I asked, ‘Why?!’ They said, ‘I’ll cherish it forever.’ I realized then I was famous, but I didn’t know what fame was. That was not in my language back then. When did you first feel like a professional model? I learned to be a model. I was thrown into this, but one of the first people to believe in me was Diane von Furstenberg. She said, “I loooove you!’ You know how she is. People took me under their wings. They saw something, but I learned on the job. What were those early days like? Scary! I had never worn heels before I came to America. I remember on my first week I was taken to meet Halston and he said, ‘Darling! Can you walk?’ I said, ‘How do you think I got here?’ I had no idea how to walk in heels. I had never worn makeup. It was all new to me. I winged it. I said to myself, ‘I better learn fast’. You’re as good as your last picture. How do you keep it up and make a business out of it? Who taught you how to walk? I taught myself. I wish I could say it was a drag queen. What advice did you receive in your early years? There wasn’t a lot of advice. People assumed a lot about me. I didn’t say much because a lot of people didn’t think I spoke English. I took advantage of that and pretended that I didn’t so they could speak in front of me freely. Did any of the conversations you overheard hurt? None of it was positive. Trust me. You learn by hearing the negative whether it’s true or not. You learn about their perception of you, rather than the reality of you. What did they say? ‘She’s not that beautiful,’ they’d say. Or people said I was Peter Beard’s girlfriend. I’ve never had any [romantic] relationship with him. They said, ‘She won’t last long.’ That was over 30 years ago and I’m still here. Holla! Exactly. FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
How did you handle the criticism? I was 18. I knew I had an option, which was to leave and go back home. I knew in my heart that it didn’t matter what they said about me. I knew me. When I came here I knew who Iman was, even at that age. I’m from a third world country [Somalia]. We get it together much faster. How so? The opportunities and fantasies are not there. It’s not like girls in third world countries are thinking about becoming a model or a movie star. You don’t have that. I had never seen a fashion magazine until I got here. I hadn’t even heard about modeling. I was majoring in political science. We know the realities of life, rather than the fantasies of life. What was the most fun part of your career? Hands down it was when when Mr. Saint Laurent called and asked me to be his muse for a Couture collection. I was clueless, but said that I would go. I was the house model, so every day I would walk in and there would be piles of fabric, no illustrations and I’d stand there in high heels and a lab coat-style white robe and silky hose and nothing else. No underwear, no bra, nothing. They tell you to take the robe off and he’d take the fabric and cut it around me. I’ve never worked that hard in my life. The endurance of standing all day, but to see the genius of seeing him cut it with just scissors. It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. He was like someone who was in front of a blank canvas and drawing with color. It left such a mark in my memory. I’ve never seen anybody who could put colors that you would never think go together and then they become this magical thing. When he was finished, he called the collection ‘The African Queen.’ He then hired me to do the ads with David Bailey. That was it. That was the height of my career. What do you think of the name change of the brand to Saint Laurent? I adore Hedi Slimane. He’s such a fan of my husband [David Bowie]. Stephen Gan told me Hedi was a fan back when he was at Dior Homme and asked if I could arrange a meeting between the two of them. Stephen knows my husband doesn’t like arranged meetings, but I somehow managed. Hedi was silent. He couldn’t speak, but they hit it off so well and became friends. People say he wants to make the label his own, but he was taking it back to its beginning. He didn’t [just choose to] change the name. It had to be reborn as a brand, rather than being about Yves Saint Laurent the man. The change of the name was appropriate. If you could work with just one designer for the rest of your life, who would it be? Tom Ford. He’s always sexy and interested in so many things. He’s a man who can do anything and you can talk to him about everything. He’s not stuffy. There’s
Hands down it was when when Mr. Saint Laurent called and asked me to be his muse for a couture collection. I was clueless, but said that I would go.
always sexiness in him. Do you remember your first time meeting Tom? It was love at first sight. I was wearing a pantsuit and I had a pressed gardenia on my lapel and so did he! He loves women and can charm and flirt at the same time. You can talk to him about books or art. You name it and he can talk to you about it. Which was the most fun show you ever walked in? Thierry Mugler! I was doing fashion shows, but people thought of me as elegant and his show was about fetishes and sex and wildness. We hit it off and overnight I went from a Valentino and Armani girl to a Thierry Mugler girl; people asked if I was the same person. It was a spectacle. Talk about Las Vegas. Do you still keep in touch with him? I got an e-mail from him a couple days ago. He has a Lido show in Paris that he designed. He’s not Thierry Mugler anymore. His name is Manfred. I got an e-mail from him and thought, ‘Who is Manfred?’ I forget! I’ve known him for so many years as Thierry Mugler. Do you get nostalgic and look at your old photos? No! Never, ever, ever. My daughter didn’t even know I was a model for years. I don’t have a single picture of myself at home. How do you feel about the talent out there today? When people say, ‘They don’t make them like they used to!’ I say, ‘Are you crazy? Have you looked at Karlie Kloss or Joan Smalls?’ Karlie is the new Linda Evangelista. She can change herself in a second. The girls today like Coco Rocha have a foot in the past and also in the present. These are girls who have thought about how they can make themselves relevant today with everybody being so celebrity obsessed. If I meet young kids who want to be big someday, they don’t have pictures of Jennifer Lopez on their walls. They’ll have pictures of models. What we create is different. It’s so sad that fashion magazines have fallen into the celebrity trap. It’s like a Pandora’s box because it sells and they don’t know how to come back from it. But it’s so boring. It’s exciting to see models coming back to covers. Trust me! It is, but January and July are historically the quiet months for magazines. To have momentum, you can’t have one cover, you have to have plenty. That’s like saying that jeans are going to be in, but you only do them one season and then never again. You have to stay on course to make an impact. The models also understand that they have to be visible on social media so they have as many followers as the celebrities. Is that fair that we’re asking models to have to be social media experts? Life is not fair. They have to do whatever they have to do. Let me tell you, runways
are the last sacred ground for models. If celebrities could go on the runway, they would, but they can’t. They can’t walk and they don’t have the bodies for it. You’ve been very vocal about more diversity on the runway. Do you think we’re seeing changes? Absolutely. The changes were very visible last season, but February will be the proof in the pudding. Spring/Summer always uses more black models, but the Fall collections will show us if things have changed. Someone asked me, ‘Why is it so important that black girls should be on the runway?’ It’s not because of black girls. It applies to all models. The runway is where young girls are discovered. Who was your favorite photographer to work with? Bruce Weber. It always felt like reportage. He took a picture while he was talking to you having a coffee. The total opposite of that was Ellen von Unwerth. If you never thought of yourself as sexy as a woman, she’d make you look sexy. What about Irving Penn? I loved Mr. Penn from the minute I met him. He was the easiest person to work with. He’d talk to you and then he’d know exactly who you were. He’d only shoot you for five minutes and you’d think, ‘We don’t have it.’ Then you look at the picture and say, ‘That is so me!’ Helmut Newton? He was a manipulator. He wanted to see how he could get a piece of you in an image that he already had in his mind. You were a round person trying to fit into his square which was scary. Was it enjoyable? No. Not at all. He had this idea of what he wanted and you didn’t know what that was. You were hostage to his ideas. Do you have any regrets shooting with him? Not at all. Do you have any regrets at all? I do, but I’m not going to tell you. I’m 59years-old. You think I’m going to tell you? What’s been the greatest joy of being a model? You meet a group of people that are so diverse in their backgrounds. It’s like its own circus. We travel together, eat together, we care for each other, and blend so beautifully together. Do you consider yourself an icon? No, I live with one. The only time I had a good comeback for that question was when I got the fashion icon award from the CFDA. I said, ‘Now I can go home and say to David that he’s not the only icon in the house!’
Do you consider yourself an icon? No, I live with one.
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reader. Her ability to see what was missing in the beauty industry left her no choice but to improve it.” Paul Wilmot “She is genuinely one of the funniest people I know. What many don’t know is that she speaks five languages fluently. She’s also a great needlepoint creator. She’s a wonderful mother, wife, and one of the best friends one could have.”
Gayle King “My first impression of Iman was how stunningly gorgeous she was with that husky voice that just ooozed confidence. Years later, she still is.” Glenda Bailey “When I first met Iman I thought she was the most stunning woman I had ever seen, and I still do. She is truly fabulous at every age.”
Stephen Gan “Iman smells talent when it’s there and gravitates towards it. Yes, all of this packaged with that neck, that beauty! She’s also brave, fearless, and has a wicked sense of humor. It was at Iman’s birthday party 12 years ago that I first met Glenda Bailey! Iman introduced us and we just couldn’t stop talking. The rest is history!” G E T T Y I M A G E S ( 5 ) ; B FA N YC . C O M
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Helena Christensen will always be remembered for her beauty, but she’d also like to be know for her art. Last week, she kicked off her new role as “global explorer” for Starwood’s luxury hotel collection with a photo exhibition, “Visual Journey, Peru,” at the Bleecker Street Art Club. If you see her there, don’t mention the “S” word. BY EDDIE ROCHE you started modeling at 19. I went to Paris with a baby face and a bad perm to give it a try… I had planned for it to be just a week-long holiday traveling in Paris, but my booker, Veronique Rampazzo, who I’m still with, sent me out for a few castings and I got a Valentino show. Soon after, I was working with Peter Lindbergh and Karl Lagerfeld. British Vogue was the first major editorial. I was very lucky. How so? Appearances are in the eye of beholder. They could have looked at me and thought I was a chubby teenager, because I was. My face was chubby, but they thought I was photogenic, and said, ‘Let’s take a chance.’ How long have you been with your booker for? I’ve been with Veronique for 25 years and my English agent Gavin Myall for 18 or 19 years. I worked every single day in my twenties so my agents became more like guardians to me, in a way. They’ve basically become family. What do you think when you look back at the supermodel days? I can’t imagine any other job giving you such an intense experience on so many levels. It’s a three dimensional experience. It’s an emotional experience, an artistic one, and a cultural one, because you’re traveling to places you might have never gone to, especially at such a young age. If it comes naturally to you to have your ‘Visual Journal, Peru’ runs photo taken, that’s not the hard through February 17th at the part of this job. Being alone, being jet-lagged, and Bleecker Street Art Club the physical side of it can wear you out, but it was all worth it. How did it feel, being grouped with naomi, christy, and the other girls? To be quite honest, I don’t feel like we should be talking too much about [that time] because I’ve already talked forever about it. I don’t want to see myself repeating these answers over and over again. That’s already out there. fair enough! tell us about your role with the Luxury collection. They approached me and asked me if I’d be part of their team of global explorers FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
and asked me to go to Peru and photograph it. I’ve spent so much time in Peru because I’m half Peruvian and obviously that seemed like a wonderful opportunity. I brought along my mother who hadn’t been back to the country for 17 years. The last time she went was when I did a modeling job with Mario Testino, who is also Peruvian. We were in the desert and we sailed through these islands with the most intense wildlife that I’ve ever seen anywhere. Experiencing that with my mother felt very cathartic. Do you take your camera with you everywhere? I do. Absolutely. Even though I see so many beneficial elements to digital cameras, I wish it wasn’t invented in some ways, because I still love carrying my old cameras and film around. I take advantage of digital cameras, but you take so many pictures. You shoot on your phone. You’re not thinking, ‘I’m taking a shot now. I have 23 shots left on this roll. I’ve got to make sure I take a picture of something very interesting.’ These days you just shoot everything; I took a lot of photos on this trip. you’re donating sales from the show to oxfam international... They opened my eyes to Peru in a completely different way when I learned from them about the drastic effects of climate change there. It was a whole new way of looking at a country that I had known as my mother’s home country. Peru is my other country. I feel very connected to it. My roots are from there so if there’s any way I can be part of an organization that helps people adjust to the climate changes, that’s an honor. you opened the show last week. How was that? It was a bit of a surprise to me that there were that many people there. I didn’t get a chance to hang out with my friends because there were interviews, there were representatives from the Peruvian consulate there. I’m still mentally taking it in. My son came and it was the first exhibition that he had come to of mine and that was very cool. What was his review? He said, ‘This is great mom! This is really great.’ I’ll take that. That was perfect.
Her Bestie, Liv Tyler, weighs in... How long have you known Helena, Liv? Since I was 16. She’s one of my oldest girlfriends. Not oldest in age! Do you remember how you met? It might have been dancing at Don Hill’s. How would you describe her? She’s breathtakingly beautiful on the inside and out. I’ve always kind of looked up to her. She was always doing everything a little bit ahead of me. She also taught me how to make soup. What kind of soup? It’s this crazy meat soup that’s one of her mom’s recipes. You cook all day and add milk in the end. It’s delicious!
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From the hockey team in rural upstate New York to stalking the runway for Givenchy: Welcome to Emily DiDonatoâ€™s last year of high school. The blue-eyed stunner then nabbed a lucrative Maybelline New York contract, brushing shoulders with the likes of Christy Turlington. Since then, DiDonato scored Vogue covers, graced high-gloss campaigns, and joined the bodacious ranks of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue crowd. Turns out, nice is chic! BY ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV
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What was your childhood like? I grew up in upstate New York. My dad is a retired firefighter and my mom was a stay at home mom. We had a nice house, across the street from a farm. It was a very simple, organic lifestyle. How were you first discovered? People had always told me growing up that I should be a model. It just didn’t seem reachable, I guess. When I was 17, a family friend knew someone at the first agency I ended up signing with. I met with the agency, and I was working the next day. So did you make it to your prom? I did. I was traveling a lot for work, but I made sure I got back in time for prom. I didn’t have a date, and I ended up going with my best friend from home, Ali. I was the only one in a short dress! What was your first shoot? It was a beautiful story for Glamour. It’s still one of my favorite pictures I’ve ever done, actually. I was a junior in high school, I came into NYC by myself, and stayed overnight. How’d your runway debut go? I was 17 and I did a Givenchy exclusive, in 2009. It was really wonderful. I was actually shooting for Maybelline in New York when I got the phone call. I flew to Paris the next week. It was really exciting! It’s also one of my favorite brands, so it was cool. How did you feel on the catwalk for the first time? I was petrified. I still am petrified! That feeling definitely doesn’t go away for me—I guess it’s a sort of stage fright. The girls walking the show were super experienced; they’d been doing shows for years. I was afraid I was going to trip, because the runway was really complicated. My mom was in the audience, and she was super excited. Any runway highlights since then? When I walked Louis Vuitton! There were so many supermodels in that cast, and it was all about the body that season. So many girls were curvy and beautiful. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Bar Refaeli, Elle Macpherson: It was a really cool cast. Natasha Poly walked behind me, and she was an angel to me—I was so nervous. How did you first start working with Maybelline New York? Maybelline saw my very first shoot for Glamour, and they asked me to come to their offices. I was super young, and pretty clueless about what to expect. But I knew Maybelline, of course—I’d seen the commercials for years. I tested for them and went all the way to Australia with my mom to film a commercial. I didn’t know how to model and I didn’t know how to be on film. You worked on a TV campaign with Christy Turlington so early in your career! It all happened so fast. We shot that Maybelline Color Sensational commercial in Times Square, they threw Christy and me into this tiny little Airstream, and I was sitting across from her with no idea what to say. She could’ve easily just swatted me away, but she was so kind and welcoming to me. Christy is the most respectable, smart, wonderful person, and such a great model. Do you like doing TV ads versus print work? Shooting commercials is always a little more challenging, it’s just more of a production. But I like doing film better; there’s a lot more freedom. You can kind of play around. It’s a bit more chaotic than a print shoot, but it’s cool. What are you favorite Maybelline products? Baby Lips is always in my purse, especially for chapped lips in this weather. I always use Fit Me powder because it takes two seconds to put on. Dream Matte Mousse is great for a nice matte finish. Waterproof Volum’ Express The Falsies mascara is really good because whenever I go out my mascara ends up on my nose. Have you picked up any genius makeup tips on the job? Drinking a lot of water makes a huge difference for your skin and lips. That sounds kind of silly, but it’s the number one thing to do. Moisturizing is obviously
super important. [Maybelline lead makeup artist] Charlotte Willer has a funny little thing she does—she curls our lashes individually with a metal spoon. It totally works! What’s it like behind the scenes on your Maybelline shoots? It’s pretty crazy and intense, but also really fun. There are so many people on set, and I genuinely like everyone; it’s a really big production. We take up a full studio and we’re there for a really long time! How’d you feel when you heard you’d scored the February French Vogue cover? I was in the mountains of New Zealand filming a commercial, [when I heard] and I was freaking out. The next week, I flew to Paris. David Sims shot and Emmanuelle Alt styled. I was expecting it to be madness, but it was very relaxed. Everyone was super at ease, and they knew what they wanted. What did it feel like to see the cover? I almost cried. I was trying to play it cool, because I wanted to totally dork out. When the issue, came out, I was in Bangkok with Maybelline. I woke up at 2 a.m. from jet-lag and had 10 emails from people congratulating me. How was your Vogue Spain cover whirl last year? It was my second Vogue Spain shoot, and it was with Miguel Reveriego, who’s really wonderful. We were in Rome doing a story for Giorgio Armani, we finished at 3 p.m. and we ended up shooting three more hours of beauty and nakedness and fun, just playing around. It recently came out in Vogue Spain, and I’d totally forgot we even did that. It’s just really beautiful. Is American Vogue on your bucket list? Of course. Why not! Dream big! A lot of the things that have happened to me, I definitely didn’t see coming. I would die to be on the cover of American Vogue. That would be awesome. Was booking the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a major moment? Out of everything I’ve done, I’ve probably known about Sports Illustrated the longest, since I was a kid. I wasn’t sure I was going to go in that direction modeling-wise, but it was also a dream of mine. It’s about being a celebrity, more than just a face. It brings a different aura to your name. Shooting for Sports Illustrated, you’re not necessarily selling anything, unlike a commercial or catalog. You’re in a swimsuit in some crazy awesome location; I was in Namibia. They basically want you to be yourself, roll around in the sand, and have a good time. Who are your industry pals? I have quite a few really solid, actually wonderful friends in the industry. Michael Angel styles for Maybelline, and he’s one of my really close friends. I’m also friends with Ali Michael, Julia Stegner, and Kate Bock. What does your family think of your job? They’re really supportive, happy, and super excited. Anytime something new comes out, my parents are like, ‘Oh my God, it’s so beautiful!’ My brother and sister are pretty relaxed; we don’t talk about it at all. Same with my friends from home. I’m still really close with them, but we just don’t even touch on the subject. No one cares! Your heritage is a mélange of Italian, Irish, and Native American. What are you most connected to? The majority of my family is Italian; we have pasta on Sundays. My grandmother is part Apache. Pre-modeling, what was your dream job? At one point I wanted to be a marine biologist, God only knows why. I was planning on studying psychology, nutrition, and fitness. What are your hobbies nowadays? I like being outdoors. I love to hike, stand-up paddle board, and swim. I love the water; I’m a Pisces. I have a dog upstate, and we’ll just run around outside for hours. What would you be doing right now if you weren’t modeling? My friends are now graduating from school, so I guess I would be graduating, too. I hope I would’ve left school by now, though I’m really not sure! Maybe I’d be out on the grind, trying to get a 9-to-5 job, just like anybody else.
Dream big! I would die to be on the cover of American Vogue. That would be awesome.
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Blonde stunner Anne V. has a decade of appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and stalking the runway for the likes of Prada and Victoria’s Secret under her belt. Next up? A seat next to Naomi Campbell and Lydia Hearst as a mentor on the second season of Oxygen’s The Face. We met up with Anne at The Modellounge to find out what it’s really like working with Naomi, how she deals with life in the tabloids, and to get the scoop on her first few months as a U.S. citizen. BY EDDIE ROCHE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIORGIO NIRO
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I didn’t do the Victoria’s Secret show this year because I was judging Miss Universe in Russia.
Why did you decide to do The Face? I’ve never done TV, so I was waiting for the perfect opportunity. The minute we started filming it’s like these girls become your kids. You get so invested in them. I came to New York when I was 15 years old and never really had a mentor myself. I absolutely love the idea that—even on a small scale—I can help them. you shoot a season in a very short amount of time. Yes. Just over a month. It’s probably one of the craziest things I’ve ever done in my life. On the show you have to do so much more than mentoring. You become a stylist, art director, photographer, videographer, speech writer—I’ve never really done those things even for myself because on shoots you have people doing it for you. It was really challenging for me, but it was really exciting at the same time to learn how to do something else. does it get emotional because you are so tired? I’m actually a workaholic and I don’t really need that much sleep. When I do something that I love I don’t really care about the hours. You get emotional because you have four girls you mentor and you really want them to do better. They go through such an emotional roller coaster. I’m a very strong person and I literally cried like a baby in every single episode. did you break down on camera? All the time. In the beginning you are very aware of the camera, but then you learn how to accept it. What we do in modeling is the same thing. You have a hundred people on set sometimes and you’re shooting in lingerie or a bathing suit, and you have to pretend that the photographer is your boyfriend. Will it be weird to watch yourself crying when the show airs? I don’t really know. I really wanted people to see who I was. did you ever have moments where you got really angry? Absolutely! Not really bitchy, but Naomi, Lydia [Hearst] and I have very strong personalities. We’ve known each other for a long time. There is going to be some confrontation because they want their girls to win as much as you do. Let’s put it this way: everyone plays differently. I’ve always played very fair. If someone deserves to win and if it’s not my girl, if it’s another girl who is better—that’s awesome, I’m happy for them. Naomi is tough. She’s very tough and she wants to win. She’ll push your buttons so much and challenge you… Were you intimidated by naomi? Absolutely. In the beginning I nigel Barker was so petrified of meeting her because she’s an icon. Once you see there is a person behind all of that, she doesn’t really intimidate you, but when she becomes “Naomi” it’s... What does it feel like? anne V. When she would yell at me? It’s petrifying, but then you just have to stand your ground. I think she respects people who have an opinion. If you don’t give that to her she can walk all over you and she’ll enjoy it so much! Let’s talk about your career! What are you most proud of? I look at where I am and I can’t &$#!ing believe that I’m here. I can’t believe I’m in New York. I’ve been in Sports Illustrated like 10 years in a row. I remember the first time. I never thought they were going to take me because I was 18 and didn’t really have like big, ginormous boobs. And then they did!
Then I have brands like Prada, for example, who book me for their show every few years. I started working with them when I was 15. Now I’m 27 and I’m still working with them. I feel so blessed. Why didn’t you do the Victoria’s secret show this year? I didn’t do it because I was judging Miss Universe in Russia. I’ve done the show so many times. And I couldn’t resist, I’ve been the biggest fan of Miss Universe; I watched it as a kid. We hear you became an american citizen in november! In a way I always feel like I’m living this dream: a kid who comes to America at 15, who doesn’t speak a word of English. My parents were not with me, I just had to learn everything by myself. Even though I’m so Russian, I don’t really have a Russian mentality. I did everything you had to do to get my citizenship. I had my green card and then I waited for five years. Then I had to apply for a passport, had the interview, and had to learn the answers to 100 questions about America. There’s a lot about history. ‘How many senators are there in New York?’ ‘How many branches of government do you have?’ ‘What’s the longest river in America?’ so what’s the longest river? The Mississippi. your last name is Vyalitsyna. Why do people call you anne V? My first agency was IMG. They were like ‘No one can pronounce your last name, we’ll just put Anne V.’ I was so mad about it for the longest time, then I finally was like you know what, it’s so much easier. It kind of sounds like Jay Z. I feel bad because in a way I feel like I was the first one who started that trend. People started to be lazy and not pronounce the difficult last names of the girls, and they just started to shorten it to the first letter. I feel really responsible for that. But I know my last name is really long and a lot of people are scared to say it out loud. if you were to go to college, what would you major in? If I had gone when I was younger, I really wanted to do something with biology and chemistry. If I went now I would probably do something to learn more about economics and finance, something that will help me in my career in the future. What’s the hardest part of modeling? The worst part is that you don’t really see the people that you love so much. Sometimes you miss a lot of important things. You miss birthdays and anniversaries, and that’s very hard. And to find people in your life that really understand that is very tough. speaking of people you love…you’re naomi sometimes in campbell tabloids. do you read things about yourself? If someone sends it to you, you read it. I’ve been Lydia Hearst through public relationships and there is nothing worse than when you break up with someone and it gets everywhere. You just want to crawl under your covers and die. I guess it just comes with the territory. But I try to keep it as private as I can. At the end of the day we all want to love and be loved. I want a normal relationship like everyone else. I want to have a family. I want to have kids and I want to be married to one man forever. You have to protect that, because we don’t live in a normal world. co u rt esy oxyg e n m e d i a
LUSS-CIOUS! It was love at first sight when we spotted Russian goddess Sasha Luss (Karl Lagerfeld and Steven Meisel are quite smitten with her, too.) Our Daily cover gal talks literary loves and the power of a good burger. BY EDDIE ROCHE
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How were you discovered? I used to be a dancer, and at one of my competitions some random guy came up to my mom and asked if I was a model. I guess my mom got inspired. She pushed me to do my first test and sent my photos to all the New York agencies. was modeling something you had ever thought about? It wasn’t something I considered. My grandmother would always tell me, ‘Look within. That is where the true beauty lies.’ So I never really thought about my appearance being a platform for a career. Of course, when the opportunity presented itself, I was excited about all the great opportunities it would bring. what would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? One thing I knew [when I was younger] was that I didn’t want an ordinary life. I always wanted to do something exciting and different. I remember when I was a little girl my mom and I were on the train and there was a very old lady sitting next to us. She looked over to my mom and told her, ‘Your girl is going to have very good fortune in life, she just needs to believe in it.’ That moment has always stuck with me. what do your parents do for a living? My father is a doctor and he always pushed me to read a lot. It’s my favorite thing to do. My mom is a journalist and always taught me communication is the key to success. what’s the last thing you read? Right now my favorite book is Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. tell us about your recent trip to Couture. J’adore! All those beautiful dresses make you feel like a Disney princess. What could be better? Plus it’s Paris, the city of dreams and love. I got to see my friends again and be part of the magic backstage. Let’s talk about your beauty routine. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? On good days I can be a girly girl, have a long bath, and take my time. This happens quite rarely. I normally wake up, take a quick shower, and I’m ready to go. I love my Marula oil from African Botanics, and I always have my Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist on, and Elizabeth Arden eight-hour cream. what designers are you into? My new obsession is a new Russian brand called Bohemique. I adore what they’re doing and I’m so proud that finally we have some cool fashion in Russia. How many hours do you sleep a night? I try to sleep as much as I can, but with modeling it’s almost impossible to have a good sleep. I always take naps everywhere: in the car, backstage, at fittings. what’s your go-to nail polish color? I love crazy colors like neon green and bright pink. You need some brightness in your life. How do you keep in shape? Lots of fruits and veggies. I always drink a lot of water, but to be honest, I’ll never say no to a good burger. who taught you about beauty? My grandmother and Oscar Wilde. You cannot be beautiful outside if you are ugly inside. firstview
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ICE QUEEN We’ve fallen for Swedish glamazon Elsa Hosk (you may know her from her Victoria’s Secret PINK campaign.) She’s got the magic formula of looks and grace under fire, even when she wipes out in front of John Galliano. BY EDDIE ROCHE How’s this dreadful winter weather treating you? I love it! I’m from Sweden so I feel more alive [in the winter]. I think I’m the only model who doesn’t like going to warm places. It’s always too hot, but when it’s cold, I love it. I don’t think my body is made for the beach. It’s not my vibe. How do you stay warm? I’m an expert at buying fur coats. I have maybe 10! We don’t want PETA on your tail so we’ll assume they’re all fake. Did you watch the Super Bowl? I actually went. It was crazy. I never expected something like that. I felt like I was converted into an American for the day. We ate a lot of cheese fries, Snickers, and hot chocolate, which is part of the experience. What did you think of Bruno Mars? He was at the Victoria’s Secret show in 2012 and has such a beautiful voice live. I also love the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They killed it. The guys look pretty sick at their age. They’re not so young anymore, but they had so much energy on stage. We understand you almost became a basketball player… I started playing basketball when I was 10 and all the girls in my class did it. It was one of those things where we did it whether we liked it or not in high school. I’m an all or nothing person, so I made my dad put up a basketball net and I’d practice every day after school. How did the modeling thing come about? My dad sent photos to some agencies in Sweden. I didn’t even know, but he told me when they contacted him back. I was 13 when I started and now I’m 25. I’ve been with IMG for almost my entire career. Lisa Benson is my manager there and she’s the best! What were the early days like for you? I was in Paris, and someone said I was going to meet this guy John Galliano. I had no idea who he was. The casting was so crazy. There were a few other girls and they put numbers on our chest. We were like animals. I started walking and I fell flat on my face because I was so nervous. I ran out of the room and called my agency, and said I couldn’t do it anymore. Ten minutes later they called me to tell me I got the show. I thought, ‘This is fashion? Fashion is crazy!’ One show you’re still walking in is Victoria’s Secret. That’s a pretty awesome one to be in. I usually hang out with the girls that I shoot with like Sara Sampaio and Jessica Hart. Have you had any odd encounters with journalists backstage? One person asked me if I would take a bite out of a Dorito taco thing and they had a mic in my face. I didn’t eat it. A lot of people ask if they have a chance dating one of us. I don’t know how to answer that. I don’t know you! What’s your 10-year plan? I love interior design. I’ve also started taking acting classes, not to sound like too much of a cliché. I’m having fun doing that. We’ll see!
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G’Day, gorgeous! When she isn’t covering Australian Vogue or strutting down the Victoria’s Secret runway, Aussie beauty Jessica Hart is ripping it up on her BMX and developing a soon-to-launch makeup line. BY EDDIE ROCHE congratulations on your cover of last month’s australian Vogue! Thank you! I shot it in Paris with Will Davidson. I love Paris, so shooting it and knowing that it was going to come out in my country was really special. I set my standards high for this year! What do you do with the covers? My mom and my agent collect them! My mom is a very big fan of collecting everything that I do. We have a garage full of issues. But I rarely make the effort to get anything [in print] because we’re living in the digital world. I don’t see the need to see it again if I see it online. I don’t want to clog up my apartment with it. Does it embarrass you that your mom collects all of your stuff? A lot of things that my mom does embarrass me but that is probably not high on the list. If I went into the garage I would probably be embarrassed for her, but that’s okay! She is just a very proud mom. What’s on the horizon for you this year? I have been shooting a lot! The start of this year has been really busy and exciting for me. I also have my own makeup line LUMA coming out in April. I’ve been working on it for about three years and it is all made in Australia, so all the samples have to get sent to me in the U.S., then approved, and changed. It has been a very long process and I am very picky! We’re going to sell it online and in Australian department stores. Was launching your own makeup line always a dream? When I was a little girl, I was a real tomboy. I didn’t even know about magazines or fashion. I started modeling at the age of 14, so everything that I grew to know about life, I learned through the industry and that made me develop a love for fashion and makeup. I’ll go on set and the photographer will be like, ‘What is all over your hand?’ I’ll be testing and playing with whatever makeup I can find. you’ve been living in new york for a while now. What reminds you of australia in Manhattan? There is this place called Ruby’s Café on Mulberry Street where you can have Vegemite on toast. They call Mulberry Street “Little Australia!”
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Which designers take up the most real estate in your closet? I have Helmut Lang leather pants, Alexander Wang t-shirts, a Celine handbag; I wouldn’t wear everything from just one brand. There are so many amazing Australian designers too, like Dion Lee who is such a talent. Charlotte Olympia shoes and clutches are my favorite. I probably have 16 of them! We understand that one of your hobbies is building BMX bikes! I used to ride them when I was little. My friend in Australia was building one and I was like, ‘Oh my god that is a great idea!’ So I went on eBay to collect parts and over the course of three or four years I have built three bikes. It takes a while because I rebuild vintage ones, so they are all vintage parts from the ’80s, but they are reconstructed by me. So now I have a chrome and lime green one, I have a blue and white one, and I have a pink and black one. aren’t you too tall to ride them? You are meant to be bigger than the bike. I mean I could never flip it, but the idea is that it is a little bike that you ride kind of standing up and if you hit something you can jump over it. you were named australian GQ’s Woman of the year last year. that’s no small feat! It was really cool. I was surprised because they emailed my agent telling them that I was up for it and then we never really heard back. Then all of the sudden they were like, ‘Yes you got it, you have to go shoot it in New York.’ GQ Australia never puts women on the cover of the magazine except for this particular issue. It was only 20 minutes before the event started that I realized what a huge deal it was. It’s the biggest black tie event in Sydney and I was beside myself. Do people compare you to Lauren Hutton because of the gap in your teeth?
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You were in Paris for Couture. How’s your French? Not so good. I’m trying to learn, but it’s so complicated! How were you discovered? At a bar mitzvah by a photographer who also did model photography. She asked if I ever wanted to shoot with her. I feel like other models have better discovery stories. Eh, the bar mitzvah’s a nice detail. What happened next? The stylist on my first shoot ended up being the editor of a local magazine, so I did a shoot with them. After that, I looked at the agencies and ended up signing with West. I was 14. When I was 16, I flew up to New York and met with over 10 agencies and ended up choosing IMG. Karlie Kloss is also from St. Louis. Are you guys pals? We know each other, but it’s not like we hang outside work. I’ve met her a couple of times because she’s also with IMG, and talked to her backstage at the Victoria’s Secret show. She remembered me! We talked about mutual friends from back home. And you both walked in the Victoria’s Secret show. Oh my god, I was in a dream. It’s every American girl’s dream to walk that show. Just casting for it was beyond exciting. I didn’t think I’d actually get it. What were you feeling on the runway? I really like Taylor Swift so to be on stage with her was amazing. It sounds silly when they say you should just have fun on stage, but you actually really should. What was the prep like for you for the show? I had just come out of fashion week so I was working a lot. I didn’t have time to go to the gym every day. Some girls say they work out for three hours every day, but I can’t say I did that. I wasn’t training for months like some of the other angels. What do your friends from home think of your job? I don’t know. I don’t think they’d ever say what they think to my face. But they’re very supportive. They’re all in college right now so obviously it’s kind of hard for them to relate. It was only after I did Victoria’s Secret that they were impressed. St. Louis people aren’t really in-the-know about fashion. Are you a fashion girl? Totally! My style has changed so much from even just a year ago. I like fashion, but it’s a problem. I’m so picky, and everything I want, I can’t necessarily afford. What’s your natural hair color? Dirty dark blonde. Now it’s bleached white. I really like the way it looks in pictures, but it’s definitely hard to maintain. I have to get it touched up all the time. What’s your 10-year plan? I have no idea. I don’t even know what I’m going to be doing in a year! So much has happened in the past six months. I’ll hopefully be a more established model and living the life! FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
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Karlie KLOSS Agency: IMG / Age: 21 Don’t Tell The Kardashians! Her sisters are named Kristine, Kariann, and Kimberly Prizes: Won her third-grade science fair contest and a Daily FMA for “Model of the Year Social Media” last September Why We Love Her: Beauty, brains, and the walk. GETTY IMAGES
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Lindsey WIXSON Agency: The Society / Age: 19 Daily Love: Has appeared on the cover of The Daily 2,564 times. We just can’t help ourselves. Dream Home: “Japanese, modern with high ceilings,” she told us last year. Where? “It’s a secret.” Recent campaigns: Chanel, Sisley, Ellus Brazil, Ochirly Why We Love Her: Her siren of the silver screen quality. FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
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Daphne GROENEVELD Agency: Women / Age: 19 Second Act: “I want to start my own hotel,” she told us in 2012. Role Mods: Lara Stone and Doutzen Kroes Whoa: Has 65,000+ followers on Instagram Daily Love: We fell hard for her when she was only 15. And we haven’t stopped! FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
Cara DELEVINGNE Agency: Women / Age: 21 Fun Fact: Besties with actress Michelle Rodriguez. The two were spotted in Paris last month and had a snog at a Knicks game in New York. First New York Show: Jason Wu Past: Modeled for Cadbury chocolates as a kid Why We Love Her: Sheâ€™s naughty, with Julie Christie eyes. FIRSTVIEW; IMAXTREE
Daria STROKOUS Agency: Women / Age: 23 Recently tweeted: “There are no blondes in #MissUniverse contest! What??” Zodiac Sign: Libra Birthplace: Moscow, Russia Why We Love Her: Her blondness, of course FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
Karmen PEDARU Agency: IMG / Age: 23 Zodiac Sign: Taurus. Known for being the strong and silent type. Hails From: Kehra, Estonia—population 3,060 Where You’ve Seen Her: She’s a Michael Kors fave! Why We Love Her: Edgy, sexy, very European FIRSTVIEW; GREG KESSLER
Joan SMALLS Agency: IMG / Age: 25 Daily Love: Was our cover girl in September 2010 On Ambitions: “I thought I was going to be a veterinarian, because I loved animals, but then I realized I’d have to put them to sleep and deal with their organs. I wasn’t so into that part, so I changed careers.” Why We Love Her: She keeps getting better and better by the day. FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
Kati NESCHER Agency: DNA / Age: 29 Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius Debut: Started modeling at 27 Coup: Shot by Steven Meisel for Louis Vuitton Why We Love Her: Itâ€™s never too late to steal the show! GETTY IMAGES; IMAXTREE
Anmari BOTHA Agency: IMG / Age: 20 About the name: “My mother’s grandmother was a Marie and her mother was an Ana. My parents combined the two names but without the conventional spelling.” Shows walked during Couture: Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Dior, Margiela, Armani, and Yiqing Yin Why We Love Her: A beauty reminiscent of another era
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Malaika FIRTH Agency: New York Model Management / Age: 19 Milestone: First black model to star in a Prada advert since 1994 Raised in: Essex, England, but born in Kenya Why We Love Her: The lips and her soulful eyes
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SUPER SUMMIT In the fall of 1990, a fledgling designer named Nicole Miller brought the biggest girls in the world together on the same stunning runway. BY PAIGE REDDINGER Tell us about your first show. Who walked? I had Christy Turlington [Burns], Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Gail Elliot, and Yasmin Parvaneh [Le Bon]. It was a great coup to get them all in the FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
first show. Kate Moss hadnâ€™t been discovered yet. If I remember, Christy was 21 and Naomi was 19. How hard was it to cast them? We had KCD, so it was easy.
What were the girls like? Were there any trouble makers? It was always like a big party backstage. They were always networking and they were all pretty good
walk me down the runway back when people used to do that. We had this great relationship. I never had one iota of difficulty with her, and she was never late. What was it like having all of them together? When we booked them it was like, ‘Oh cool!’ Christy Turlington was the last one we got and so we ended up making extra clothes for her. I made two extra dresses for her. We were very excited when we finally got them booked. I’d like to get them all back! What would it take to get all of them back now? Probably $50,00 to $100,000 a person. Wow, really? Some of these girls charge $50,000 now. Maybe if you’re good friends with them and it’s your anniversary they’ll do you a favor, but you’re not going to get all of those girls collectively to do you a favor. What were you paying them back then? The first season they got $500 an hour and they got paid for two-and-a-half hours, because we used to pay for fittings. We don’t pay for fittings anymore. Eventually, it went up a little bit every year, and then it got to, like, $750. At one point all the models basically boycotted New York because they wanted $2,500 an hour. Then the rates got super huge. Any fun backstage tales you’d like to share? Some of the best ones I can’t repeat, but I remember Carla Bruni [Sarkozy] was always great. I remember she was getting fitted in this macramé dress and she was totally nude underneath and all these friends of mine happened to stop by and they were trying to sneak peeks at Carla in her fitting. I still have that macramé dress that Carla wore. Did the girls get along? Naomi and Tyra Banks didn’t like each other and we had to make their changing stations on opposite sides. We were told to keep them apart. Everyone else was cool, though. And even Tyra and Naomi were always very polite to each other. But one time Carrie Otis was breaking up with Mickey Rourke and she said she would only do shows if Mickey wasn’t allowed in. So we promised we wouldn’t let him in. Would you believe, I get this phone call from some PR guy in Miami saying Mickey’s such a big fan of my work and is dying to come see my show. I’m thinking, Mickey doesn’t know who the hell I am! I just told him the show was over-booked. I mean, I would have loved to have Mickey at my show. He was really hot back then. Meanwhile, Carrie’s at the show going, ‘Is he out there? Please, tell me he’s not out there!’ Who was the most professional? Linda Evangelista. It didn’t matter if the shoes hurt. She would check her shoes, make sure they fit, and if they didn’t fit right she would do something to make them fit. If you want the coat off, if you want the coat on—whatever. When did you start working with Kate Moss? It’s funny, because I always pride myself on noticing the superstars when they come in for castings, like Maria Carla Boscono. I just knew she was going to be a star. But Kate Moss showed up very timidly in these baggy jeans and a t-shirt kind of thing. It was 1993. We really didn’t notice her. Then she shows up in Vogue a month later. We didn’t end up getting her until 1994. What did you think when you saw her in Vogue? I was like, ‘Oh my god! This girl is so amazing. We have to get this girl!’ One of my assistants said, ‘Don’t you remember she came for casting?’ I’m like, ‘That girl?’ So I thought, ‘I have to get her for the next show.’ She always walked beautifully. Was she timid when she was doing your show? No, she was timid then, because she had literally just landed in New York. She had just done that shoot in London with Corrine Day. She had no editorial out yet in New York and was doing castings for her first
season. I was really kicking myself over that one. Were there a lot of drugs backstage in those days? Not that I ever saw. I don’t know where they would have. There was one girl at one show that seemed a little wasted. That was about ’94. Were you scared to let her on the catwalk? No, but it’s funny if you look at the video she was wearing this dress that had a clingy slip under it. When you see the video she has the slip on backwards, but you can’t really tell because it’s one of those necklines that could be either way. The camera never goes past her waist and I have a feeling the whole skirt rode up and the cameraman just decided to crop it there. She totally gets lost weaving on the runway. No one said anything about it after the show? No, but that one went to rehab. There were several of them that went to rehab. What gives someone that certain star quality? The walk really is key. The girls with a great walk you always pay more attention to. Of course they have a pretty face, but also body proportion. Is personality ever a factor? Not particularly. Every once in awhile these girls come and they’re like, ‘Hi! I’m Caitlyn!’ and they eagerly shake your hand and you look at them and you’re like, ‘Okay, too much personality.’ Maybe personality has
friends. Back then all the models used to smoke! You never see anybody smoking anymore. We also used to serve champagne backstage. Why do you think that atmosphere has disappeared? The models weren’t as young then. There was an occasional one that was younger, but a lot of times the girls were like 19 to 21. I even had girls that were over 25. They all seem so clean cut now and their mothers show up with them. The average age is 17. The Eastern European girls are so hell bent on making a better life for themselves that they just aren’t partiers. If you offered them champagne they wouldn’t have it. I feel like models used to be a little more badass. Who had the biggest personality? Naomi? She was in every show of mine for years. She used to
Some of these girls charge $50,000 now. Maybe if you’re good friends with them and it’s your anniversary they’ll do you a favor, but you’re not going to get all of those girls collectively to do you a favor. helped them in photo shoots or dealing with other people, but it’s never really an issue with us. You have to see how they walk, how they look in clothes, how they hold their shoulders and carry themselves. How does full on supermodel status materialize? I think sometimes it’s just very circumstantial. There are certain looks that work one year and don’t the next. Sometimes girls are too pretty. They look more like a TV star, like those sort of too pretty blondes. Christy Turlington really has distinctive looks; she’s not the ordinary pretty face and neither is Linda Evangelista. Kate Moss’s look is very special and she can be made to look so many different ways. She looks good from every angle. Have you had anyone that has walked for you that became really big that you were surprised about? We had Lindsey Wixson one season and I really liked her, but the next season my stylist hated her. So we didn’t use her and then we used her the next season. Of course, she’s impossible to get now. I thought she was pretty special with those pouty lips. Do you think there will ever be another supermodel pack like Naomi, Christy, Carla, Linda, etc.? No, because there are too many models. In the beginning, there just weren’t all these countries sending their models here. First it was the girls from Brazil. Now there’s Russia, China, and Korea. I don’t think you’re ever going to have that personality dynamic again. They were the real superstars. COURTESY NICOLE MILLER
IMG Models meastro Ivan Bart has been guiding the careers of fashion’s top girls since Karlie was in nappies. Now, he’s on a mission to change the way we look at women. Are you ready? BY EDDIE ROCHE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIORGIO NIRO You were a psych major in college. Does your training come in handy? Of course! Every day I’m dealing with people’s issues, whether it’s a model that’s having a breakup or a manager who has an illness in the family. It’s part of the job description. For models—as glamorous as their lives may seem—it can be pretty lonely. They don’t know if they’re flying to Rio or Peru tomorrow, or if this person or that brand is going to book them. There are a lot of FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
unknowns, and nobody likes to always live in limbo. It’s also hard for them to build relationships when they’re flying around the world constantly. So, yes, my training is quite useful. Do you warn newbies about the pitfalls? In the very first interview, we always ask them why they want to model. You see a lot of people with stars in their eyes that think it’s all glamorous and wonderful. They imagine models just travel the world and hang out in limos. That happens, sure, but you’ve got to work for it. It’s also a lot of pounding the pavement and being judged solely on what you look like,
which is hard for even the most confident human being. So what’s the right answer? It’s great if they say that they love being photographed and are sincerely interested in fashion. I remember Stephanie Seymour looking at a rack and saying, ‘I can flip a skirt this way and move this way to make it look elongated.’ She understood that her job as a model was to make the clothes look amazing. What happens after they pass the test? Once we sign someone, they go into development, which is where we educate them on how to walk into a room and completely own it. Do female models still have an expiration date? Everything’s transitioning and changing. Many of our most successful models now are 40 and over, which is a huge shift. Look at Kate Moss, who’s having a hell of a year, or Carolyn Murphy, or Stephanie Seymour. If you’re good at what you do and love the business, you’ll stay around. I predict Karlie Kloss will still be modelling at 40, no question. Our society has changed and people want to see real women. One of the most exciting moments for me in 2013 was booking China Machado for Cole Haan. She’s 83-years-old! What girls do you work with directly? At this point I’m running offices in New York, London, Milan, Paris, and now Sydney. I spend most of my time working with the managers, but I still dip my hand in to work with a few. I’m very involved in Carolyn’s career, and I also do a lot with China, Karlie, Chrissy Teigen, and Kate Upton. But if I can add value to anyone’s career, I will. Who’s your all-time favorite model? Oh, dear. [Long pause] That’s like asking a mother to name her favorite kid! I’ve had so many inspirational experiences with so many different women. Right now, my inspiration is really the men. There have been supermodel men in the past, but lately it’s just a revolving door. We want to bring back the male supermodel. Sounds doable. A few years ago you told us to keep an eye on Kate Upton. Who’s next? Gigi Hadid all the way. She has tremendous potential. She walks into a crowded room and you can feel her presence. Everyone is like, ‘Who is that?’ I can’t help myself when someone like her comes along. I get on the phone and just start calling people. She’s Stephanie Seymour done a few shoots lately that are going to be game changers. We’ll be seeing a lot of her from the second half of 2014 and into 2015. I have a very good feeling about this girl. Is there a particular look brands are after right now? Healthy, sexy, and naturally beautiful. We’re also really trying to push diversity. We’re selling talent, so by introducing men, women of different sizes, and various backgrounds, we want to be weightless, genderless, and ageless. We want to represent the best of
every body type— more size sixes, eights and 12s. There are people who are naturally thin and can slip into a size zero, but I’d really like a more diverse group. I don’t know why it’s so set on the sample sizes. I don’t know why we can’t see what a good size eight looks like on the runway. So you’re actively trying to change things? I mean, I can’t convince anybody to choose an aesthetic that they don’t feel is right for them, but I can try. Had we not tried, nothing would have changed. Either you sit back and let people say what they want, or you sell them something, which is our job. A lot of these top models would not have made it if there wasn’t someone behind them pushing. It’s like when you walk into a department store and see a fabulous coat you’ve never seen before and aren’t quite sure if it’s right for you. You need a great salesperson telling you to put it on and just try it! That’s all I’m asking people. I’m asking them to try something new and see if they like it. What makes this the right time for your new vision? When you think of a business growing and diversifying you think of new ideas. I started thinking about it in 2010. It was like, Okay, we have Gisele, we have Kate, and we have all these other top models. What’s next? So we relaunched the men’s business in 2012, and they’ve been a great addition. We Clockwise: Bart with Michelle also signed Tara Lynn, who’s a plus-size model, Hicks and May Andersen; Carolyn and who was just on the cover of Spanish Elle in Murphy; Kate Moss; Erin Wasson; November November. That just says to me, Oh, right, we can Elaine Irwin; Stephanie Seymour and do that, too! She wasn’t on the cover because she Martha Hunt; Caroline Winberg; with was a plus sized model; she was there because Hunt at a Harry Winston dinner; she’s a beautiful woman. Lauren Hutton With a really great agent. With a really great agent [[laughs]. So all this sounds promising, no? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful industry and the models walking down the runway at MBFW are all great, but why can’t we see something else, too? Why can’t we ask the question? That’s how change happens. Speaking of changes, Joan Smalls was on the cover of Elle’s January issue. Do you see the glossies shifting back to models? I do. I think there’s real celebrity fatigue. We all have it. The public doesn’t want to see a 20-year-old singer fronting a campaign for an anti-aging cream, and they don’t just want to see celebrities promoting their movies. The thing about models is that they allow you to fantasize and project how you feel when you see them, because you don’t really know them like actors. Do you still love your job? I really do! There are such tremendous opportunities right now in so many different areas that it’s hard to get bored. Society has evolved, and I just think the fashion community has to evolve, too. We’ll get there. China Machado
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Since opening its doors a year ago, haute modeling agency The Society has built an impressive roster of indemand talent like Lindsey Wixson, Adriana Lima, and Liu Wen. The Daily dropped by boss Chris Gay’s swanky offices to see what all the buzz is about. BY EDDIE ROCHE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIORGIO NIRO What’s The Society? It’s an offshot of Elite World. They’re one of the most established agencies in the world and have been in business for over 30 years. We have the Elite Look of the Year which is a massive television competition. About 10 or 15 years ago, Elite North America and Elite World separated. Elite World felt that they needed to create an agency here in New York, so Stefania Valenti, our Global CEO and Vick Mihaci, our president, were the people that really pushed forward and created The Society. What’s your background? I started working in this business when I was in college and I just sort of fell into it. I thought I was going to be a sports agent, but then got into modeling. I started at Next and then went to DNA and then I had the opportunity to run Women, and then Marilyn. When this Catherine McNeil opportunity came along, I jumped on it. Do you have any affiliation with Elite Models in New York City? No, there is currently no affiliation. Elite North America had a bankruptcy years ago and are required to operate Elite North America independently of Elite World. Do you want to keep this office on the smaller side? What we focus on here is individually tailoring their careers and finding the strengths of our talent. We have different managers that have their own style, too. We have managers that are non-traditional in the way that they might develop a new talent, and then we have managers that are more traditional. We’re not just creating a system and then there are 300 girls on the wall. Lindsey Wixson What do you think of the current state of the industry? It’s the first time in a long time that models have the ability to communicate with an audience that they can actually generate, promote, and create themselves. It adds a new layer to how you can distinctly promote and manage your talent. At the same time, we’re in the fashion business, so the models have to be able to seamlessly move between different brands. It is not like we are representing a film star that is known for this, or an athlete that is known for that. A model’s core business is actually her relationships and endorsements with brands, so you have to be extraordinarily FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
sensitive to that, but at the same time we have a distinct opportunity to create opportunities for our talent, which is exciting. Who are your biggest names? Adriana Lima is an icon at this point. Her reach is huge, and I think she just recently went over a million likes on Facebook. Her numbers are spectacular. She is incredibly professional and is someone that can get off a 10-hour flight and go to work. It’s spectacular to see communities that you wouldn’t think would even know about her suddenly waiting for her autograph. What are some other names from your board that we should be looking for? Caroline Brasch Nielsen is a girl that could potentially go superstar. She’s one of the most beautiful girls in our business and just recently committed to moving here to New York City from Denmark. Lindsey Wixson is so unique and could absolutely be a film actress. She has so much character in her face and in her soul. There are not a lot of models that can transition into moving picture and she can; she is spectacular. Catherine McNeil has had a really spectacular resurgence here and she currently continues to kill it and do extremely well. Some new girls to keep an eye on are Natalie Westling, Josephine le Tutour, Marine Deleeuw, and Magdalena Jasek. What makes you a good manager? I’m passionate about my clients and am super competitive by nature. I’m also a dad and am really protective. Being a parent you are a bit more patient and realize that talent and people develop in their own ways. Your role is to guide them and look at their strengths and figure out how to bring them out. I’m probably different from the typecast agent that some people think, but, whatever, it’s worked so far. A lot of people think that agents Liu Wen are hucksters. Cool Rick Rubin photo on your wall. Is he your hero? I’ve admired him since I was a teenager because he was so authentic and real. He’s one of those people that may be in the background but has had his hand in so many wonderful musicians’ careers and really guided them in the right way. My parents are my heroes. GETTY IMAGES (2); FIRSTVIEW
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MOGUL A billion dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool...? Natalia Vodianova & Antoine Arnault
He’s the heir to dad Bernard’s $29 billion fashion fortune, the CEO of Berluti, the chairman of Loro Piana, and a Gemini; she’s a late-’90s supe still beloved for her baby face, and a Pisces. RAGS TO RICHES: Vodianova went from helping her mother sell fruit on the streets of the Soviet Union to being listed on Forbes’ top-earning models list in 2012. She didn’t make the cut this year, but appears to be doing fine, non? SOMETHING IN THE HEIR: Vodianova has three kids with her ex-hubby, Justin Portman, a British property heir, artist, and “chess organizer.” In November, she and Antoine confirmed she’s expecting a fourth.
Josh Kushner & Karlie Kloss He’s the son of billionaire New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner, a founder at Thrive Capital, and a Gemini; she’s one of the most charismatic supermodels of her generation, and a Leo. RICHES TO RICHES: A savy tech investor, Josh has made millions of his own investing early in startups like Instagram. HOT HEADS: Like his Observer-owning big brother, Jared, who’s married to Ivanka Trump, Josh prefers his beauty with a side of brains. Last summer, 21-year-old Kloss told us she hopes to attend Harvard, his alma mater. EQUAL FOOTING: Kushner is one of the few eligible men in New York who can look his 6’1” girlfriend in the eye. He’s also kinda hot, no?
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Miranda Kerr & James Packer (rumored)
Elle MacPherson & Jeff Soffer
Stephanie Seymour & Peter Brant
He’s the head of his father’s $7.7 billion Australian media empire, and a Virgo; she’s an ex-Victoria’s Secret model, ranked third on Forbes’ 2013 top-earning models list, and a Taurus.
He’s a well-connected Miami real estate mogul, who’s cagey about revealing his birthday; she’s a former Sports Illustrated model, the current CMO and Creative Director of Elle Macpherson Intimates, and an Aries.
He’s a Canadian paper mogul worth an estimated $500 million, the chairman of Brant Publications, and a stickler about revealing his birthday; she’s an early-’90s supe, a mom of four, and a Cancer.
FORMER FLAMES: His model-heavy CV includes Aussie brunettes Jodhi Meares and Erica Packer, from whom he recently separated. Kerr has a child with former hubby Orlando Bloom, whom she’s currently divorcing. UN-BELIEBABLE: During her brief reentry into the dating pool, Kerr is rumored to have dated Leonardo DiCaprio—which sounds crazy, because he likes his Angels blond—and, ahem, Justin Bieber. FUN FACT: He’s a former scientologist!
EMOTIONAL RESCUE: After three years together, they broke up in March of 2012, but were back together by November, after Soffer was involved in a deadly helicopter crash. JUST MARRIED: They made it legit in July, 2013, in Fiji. BILLIONAIRE BAIT: This isn’t the first one Elle “The Body” Macpherson’s bagged. She has two children from her previous relationship to French financier Arpad “Archie” Busson. Busson now dates Uma Thurman. CELEB SCANDAL: Gwyneth Paltrow angrily denied tabloid reports that she got cozy with Soffer when he invited her and Kate Hudson to party on his yacht.
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Love is back in bloom! SCANDAL FACTOR: Seymour and Brant were embroiled in a bitter divorce for six months that included drug and alcohol tests for Seymour. Brant also accused her of “stealing” $700,000 worth of items from their Florida mansion. PEACE OFFERING: The two reconciled after Seymour returned a sentimental Navajo blanket. AGAINST TYPE: Seymour was previously engaged to Guns ’n Roses frontman Axl Rose; Brant’s former wife is Sandy Brant, Ingrid Sischy’s longtime companion.
BROKEN HEARTS CLUB
Naomi Campbell & Vlad Doronin He’s a billionaire Russian real estate titan; she’s Naomi Campbell.
STATUS: Haute mess! Doronin has reportedly moved on to Campbell’s former protégé, 26-year-old Chinese model Luo Zilin, who was a contestant on her reality show, The Face. LAST HURRAH: In 2010, he threw her a “black panther”-themed 40th birthday in the South of France.
Lily Cole & Jack Dorsey
Bar Refaeli & Teddy Sagi
He may or may not have invented Twitter, but he’s worth $1.5 billion since it went public, so who cares; she’s a Cambridge grad known for her heart-shaped face.
He’s an Israeli gaming site mogul worth $1.8 billion, and a Scorpio; she’s an Israeli Sports Illustrated model worth $20 million, and a Gemini.
Linda Evangelista & François-Henri Pinault He’s the head of Kering Group, the $15 billion luxury conglomerate; she’s the original $10,000-a-day diva.
STATUS: Dunzo. Sagi is reportedly dating former Miss Israel Yael Nizri. REVENGE REBOUND: Refaeli linked up with Sagi after her very public split from mere centi-millionaire Leonardo DiCaprio.
STATUS: A wrinkle in time. They reportedly dated for four months until she got pregnant, but Pinault claims they only spent seven days together. Three months later, Pinault was dating his future wife, Salma Hayek.
STATUS: This ship has sailed, sadly. Cole was first spotted hanging with Dorsey in January of last year, in St. Barth’s, aboard a $240,000 a week yacht. Now, he’s back with the yoga instructor.
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Other Half LIVES
Is there more to life than being really, really ridiculously good-looking? Details cover guy Garrett Neff talks us though a typical day. BY EDDIE ROCHE PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEFANIA CURTO 11 a.m.
Met with stylist Brian Coats who put me in two different looks. They normally do presentations, but this year they’re doing a runway show. I was just in Milan doing Dolce & Gabbana. I skipped Paris this season.
First activity of the day is a fitting for Nautica. I was running a little late. 3:03 p.m.
Gym Time at Soho Strength Lab. Today I did a full body training routine. We did some lunges with sandbags, chest presses with dumbells, and a few circuits with the sledpush. The sled pushing is crazy!
Off to Soho House for a meeting
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to talk about a swimwear line that I’m launching . We’re still not sure of the name yet. It seems like the time to take on more. I had the kale salad with salmon, which is what I typically have. I also had a Manhattan because my buddy and his wife were.
Wakey, wakey! My morning selfie.
Now that I’ve moisturized, flossed, shaved and brushed my teeth, time to get dressed. I normally put my shirt on before my shoes but not today.
I’m generally in a good mood in the morning. No day is boring because there’s always something new.
I took taxis most of the day. Next up was a meeting with my accountant downtown to cut some checks.
Lunch! I had a skim cappucino with one raw sugar and a parfait with banana, blueberry, strawberry, granola, and yogurt.
Got an Uber and headed up to the Details office to see fashion director Matthew Marden and the new cover. It’s one of my favorite magazines because it doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Hit the Helena Christensen exhibtion with my handsome cousin Braydon Neff, and then we carried on to Tao. Got to bed around 4 a.m. It was a busy day and I needed to let loose! B FA N YC . C O M ( 6 ) ; G E T T Y I M A G E S ( 6 ) ; M F I R S T V I E W ; P A T R I C K M C MBUF LA LNAYNC..CCOOM
The model fanatics at Modelinia took a deep dive into the industry’s history to bring us some very chic intel... 1946: Mod Dorian Leigh earned a whopping $300,000—an unheard-of salary for the industry (and women!) back then. 1972: Twiggy won two Golden Globes for her role in The Boy Friend. 1974: Beverly Johnson became the first African American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue.
MODELINIA’S Greatest Hits! Exactly five years ago, Modelinia launched as an online haven to celebrate the mod squad. Since then, they’ve had a slew of major offline milestones. Modelinia’s editors shared their 10 most glorious moments, including a candied model homage, a front-page coup, and a press conference with the Mayor. BY ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV
ELECTION DAY “In September 2008, Modelinia created buttons to support the election theme. Our buttons included: “Vote Agyness!”, “Rhoda 2008!”, and “Cast a Tally for Ali!” We knew it was a success when we saw the free, limited-edition buttons on eBay.”
HAUTE HEARTS “We launched Modelinia in February 2009, on Valentine’s Day, and we made personalized Necco Sweethearts with catchy phrases like “Love Lima,” “Sweet Stam,” “Krazy for KK” to send to models, agencies, editors, and designers. When we ordered the hearts, we literally had to order one million pieces—and they showed up at our office unboxed! We turned our conference room into candy central. After a week of nonstop boxing, and a haze of white chalky sugar powder, the packages were ready. We’ll never be able look at Necco Sweethearts the same way again!”
SEVEN DAYS OF MODS! “We love models so much, we created National Model Week in May 2009. What could be a better place to announce it than Late Night With Jimmy Fallon?”
MODS AT THE MET! “Each year, we anxiously await the Met Ball’s theme. In 2009, our
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dreams came true: it was “The Model as Muse.” Margherita Missoni hosted an ultraexclusive party with Modelinia at 1OAK with Brooklyn Decker, Hilary Rhoda, Joy Bryant, and Rachel Roy to benefit Orphan Aid Africa.”
COMIC CHIC! “In September 2009, famed fashion film director Doug Keeve and Heidi Klum had the idea to create an animated series, Spiked Heel. Klum, aka “The Kluminator,” and her stylish sidekick Coco “The Sassy Superhero” Rocha, battled evil Dr. Faux Pas, who plotted to destroy Fashion Week. The heroines employed all sorts of tools in their arsenal, from blowdryer guns to old-fashioned fistfights, in order to thwart Dr. Faux Pas’ dastardly plans. Spiked Heel also featured guest appearances by Michael Kors, Leighton Meester, Mel B, and Christian Siriano. The best part? We took over the cover of the NY Post for a day!”
GIVE ’EM THE BOOT “In 2010, we helped Nine West launch the Runway Relief Program over two separate Fashion Weeks to benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. The models wore the “Modelinia” boot with pedometers attached to track their steps. Both campaigns were shot by Nigel Barker, featuring Carolyn Murphy, Chrissy Teigen, Coco Rocha, Jessica White, and many other amazing models.”
PROM PARFAIT “In February 2010, we interviewed a 16-yearold Lindsey Wixson about everything from prom dresses to packing problems. Asking Lindsey about her dream prom dress (Jason Wu!) resulted in a one-of-a-kind frock. Jason’s team reached out after reading our blog. Lindsey and Jason created the most beautiful prom dress Kansas had ever seen!”
“We created “Modelinia Fashion Week TV” in partnership with Macy’s and channel NY25 in February 2010. Mayor Bloomberg even held a press conference to announce the show and our partnership! The fast, daily turnaround time had us camped out at the edit bay, addicted to Red Vines and coffee for seven straight days.”
BAUBLES GALORE! “Modelinia, nOir, and Iman partnered in September 2011 on the Beautiful Friends Forever (BFF) bracelet, with proceeds going to Save the Children. Karlie Kloss, Coco Rocha, Doutzen Kroes, Christy Turlington, Iman, Hilary Rhoda, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Aldridge, and Oluchi Onweagba were at our press conference!”
FASH BASH! In September 2012, our ‘Fashion Smashion’ cocktail party was at the Thompson LES Hotel, co-hosted with Jessica Stam and Chrissie Miller. Guests customized their own headphones on-site with Skullcandy!”
1974: Lauren Hutton was the first model to represent a fragrance line, sign a cosmetics campaign, and make a million. 1992: Cindy Crawford’s iconic Pepsi ad ran during the 1992 Super Bowl—the same year that Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, and Kate Upton were born. 1997: Tyra Banks was the first solo black woman to ever appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Plus! Banks was also named Woman of the Year by SI. 1998: After Gianni Versace’s death, Naomi Campbell organized a fashion show in Cape Town to showcase his final Haute Couture collection. 2001: Australian beauty Elle Macpherson was named the highestpaid supermodel in the Guinness Book of World Records. 2007: Coco Rocha Riverdance-d down the runway of the Jean Paul Gaultier show. 2011: Across the globe, Gisele Bündchen graced eight Vogue covers internationally in a single year.
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POP QUIZ, HAUTE SHOTS Think you’re a fashion expert? We’ll let GW be the judge of that!
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3. The supermodel Elaine Irwin ended her marriage to which rocker? A. Mick Jagger B. John Mellencamp C. Sid Vicious D. Mick Fleetwood E. David Lee Roth
. Kate Moss was discovered at an airport. Which one? A. Sacramento International B. Heathrow, London C. Changi, Singapore D. JFK, NYC E. Frankfurt, Germany
A. “Dreary, murky, and senseless.” —TheMovieReport.com B. “Howlingly bad—so awful, in fact, that it can actually be enjoyed on a certain level.” —ReelViews.com C. “A 90-minute wet t-shirt contest with interludes of extreme violence and soft-core porn.” —Jam! Movies D. “Crawford packs a phallic pistol and traipses through the rain in a transparent slip. Share the fantasy, baby.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone E. “Works as a thriller for anyone who lives entirely in the present. Those with longer memories will find the film growing increasingly funny as it rolls along.” —Rogert Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Answers 1. B 2. E 3. B 4.C 5.B 6.E 7.D 8. D 9.C 10.ALL OF THE ABOVE FA S H I O N W E E K D A I L Y. C O M
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