What happened is that when I met Kate [Moss], and she told me that she had a boyfriend, I said, “Who’s the boyfriend?” And she said Mario Sorrenti, and I said, “What does he do?” She said, “He’s a photographer.” I said, “Oh, why don’t you ask him to come up. I’d like to meet him.” So he comes up and he shows me his stuff. Obsession was going down in the toilet that time—the sales were really sliding—and the fragrance company said, “You have to do something.” So Mario walks into my studio and he’s got a book with him. So I said, “What’s that?” And he said, “Those are my private pictures of Kate.” I said, “Really? Can I have a look?” And I look at the pictures and it just says to me Obsession—he was obsessed with her. So I said, “Why don’t the two of you go to an island alone and you just photograph her and let’s see what happens.” And that’s how I got all of it. I just got so much from Mario and her. Taking a chance, taking risks with the photographers and the models … Often, we had a plan, like, with Dick, when we were doing Brooke and commercials, you had to have a storyboard and the whole thing. But then other times, it was like Diana Vreeland just sending people off.
But when I went to Paris, I saw a lot of the same models in all of these shows—not that I went to that many, but I went to enough—and the shows themselves didn’t look that special to me anymore. At that time, the girls were also building up their tits and doing things to their bodies that were really awful. So I thought, “It’s time for a whole different look.” I remember talking to Patrick Demarchelier, who I was working with a bit then. I said to Patrick that I liked a particular French actress, a tiny waify thing. So I was thinking about her. But then one day, Kate [Moss] walked into Patrick’s studio and he said, “I think I found what you’re looking for.” So he sent her over. And that opened the door for me, to a whole different type of girl.
February 9, 2016 - Gigi Hadid certainly turned heads as she walked the runway at the Zoolander 2 World Premiere in New York City. She stole the show wearing a stunning gown from the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 Collection. Since the Spring collection is brand new, it’s not available yet.
I always wanted the fabrics to feel sexy on a woman’s body. Back in those days, the clothes I was making were influenced a lot by lingerie, then I would mix it with tweed. But the models had to be able pull that off, too. So, in the beginning, it was girls like Lisa Taylor, Patti Hansen, Roseanne Vela, Janice Dickinson, Shaun Casey, going back to the late ‘70s and early '80s. Those models had never done runway—no print models did runway at that time. But I thought, “Well, if I’m going to project this idea.. I didn’t even care if the models knew how to walk—it didn’t matter. I wanted them to just be and appear. So these print models who hadn’t done runway were terrified at first. But then they got to really enjoy it because there was suddenly an audience instead of a photographer.