Hold the phone there, what's this? Wow, how many of you girls are there anyhow?
Well, there are hundreds of girls making a successful living at modeling.
Cindy Crawford, Iman,
Jean Shrimpton. Linda Evangelista.
Lauren Hutton, Kelly Emberg, Paulina Porizkova.
Lisa Fonssagrives. Kim Alexis.
How could you do model through the ages and not use a picture of me?
Carol Alt, the list goes on and on and on.
It's not just who's beautiful. It's do you represent the look and the value of the time.
Just like a girl, always thinking about new clothes. Now, there is just the opposite of what I mean by the know-how look.
The model is transmitting the changes in women's lives and not just the changes in fashion.
Gee, this modeling business looks like glamorous stuff to me.
That's what they all say.
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Here she is, the single and fun loving and she spends money.
It's so shocking today. And I think for my daughter today, how normal, so much individuality and differentiation is. I was part of that movement, the bell bottom jeans and Jimmy Hendrix experimental, psychedelic drugs. It was always about learning and growing.
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At the Metropolitan, fashion models walk through the art galleries wearing chic dresses in the same prints that are framed. Leading dress designers think the bigger, the bolder, the wilder the print, the more artistic the dress.
Pat Cleveland, Jerry Hall, at Studio 54. It was an amazing, amazing place.
You're supposed to wear clothes, shut up and look good. During the supermodel days, that got lost.
The whole thing started with the cover.
Everybody knew who they were. They could go down the street and it was like they were celebrities.
Brooke Shields by Avedon on the cover of Vogue. Uh, Christie Brinkley. So that's my Jerry. Linda, can I only do white girls? Sad.
No one of them looked like the other.
Supermodels reflect what we want our fantasies to be. When you see it, when you're with somebody like that, you really feel it.
The minute they got in front of the camera, it was like, whoa.
You know, you get to a point when you're just like, you know what, I want to be something more. And I want to do something more, and I want to say something more.
Out of my way, everybody.
I'm doing what I want to do in my life right now. I'm not a product anymore, I'm branding myself.
Fashion has become such a moving force on society, whereas before, it was just a reflection.
It started from a finite point and it's just gone out infinitely.
I'm not quite sure what's coming. Somehow, someway it will always continue.
Strong, beautiful women are always in fashion.
If the girl looks beautiful, you can put a pot on her head and people will say, oh it's incredible.
I'm Heidi Klum.
I'm Agyness Deyn.
I'm Karolina Kurkova.
I'm Marisa Miller.
I'm Selita Ebanks.
This is May Andersen.
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