Casting director Douglas Perrett of COACD released a book called “Wild Things” in which he unveiled Polaroid pictures from 2000 to 2010 of future models at their first castings and his first impression of them.
Miranda Kerr – First impression: “She would always do her castings with her blonde friend, another Aussie who would always get the job. She never booked the jobs.”
Chanel Iman – First impression: “Realized how young these kids are. She needed a hug that day.”
Arizona Muse – First impression: “Didn’t get at first; Her hair, her face.”
Elettra Wiedemann – First impression: “Meh.”
Candice Swanepoel – First impression: “Didn’t like her; Found her very Barbie-like.”
Hilary Rhoda – First impression: “Her first season, they begged her to do my shows. Too tall. She later did Balenciaga that season.”
Abbey Lee Kershaw – First impression: “They kept sending her over to hang out. I wasn’t sure why, neither was she.”
Daul Kim – First impression: “We just connected in a nerdy bloggy kind of way; lots of staring and grunting sounds.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley – First impression: “Upbeat character, she seemed to have her eye on the big picture.”
Liu Wen – First impression: “Professional, in and out. Class act.”
Chanel Show Pret-a-porter Paris Spring Summer 2016
Just few minutes before the show i made a little tour around the historic exhibition hall “Grand Palaise” in Paris 8th district for this occasion transformed into the airport terminal. On my way i “stumble upon” few fashion legends; Carine Roitfeld; former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris (now days founder and editor-in chief of CR fashion book), Anna Dello Russo; fashion editor and creative consultant of Vogue Japan self proclaimed as the “passionate fashionista” and Ines de La Fressange; designer and former model/muse of Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. They all three look cool and busy isn’t it? It was a good feeling to be around those classy ladies……