a monthly look at the faces
that have made history
Jerry Hall is having a moment. After an unfortunate foray into reality TV, the leggy model, now 52, is back in fashion. Karl Lagerfeld shot her for Chanel's Spring accessories catalog, and Chloé's Hannah MacGibbon cited illustrator Antonio Lopez's Girls—chief among whom was Hall in her 1970's heyday—as the inspiration for her Fall collection. The blond-haired, blue-eyed, six-foot Texan landed in Paris as a teenager with a suitcase full of Frederick's of Hollywood knockoffs sewn for her by her mother. "She was tall, she was thin, she was beautiful, and with that long hair she was just a natural," says designer Stephen Burrows.
By 21, Hall had appeared on 40 magazine covers, Italian Vogue and Cosmopolitan included. And her romances with rock stars Bryan Ferry and Mick Jagger—she had four children with the Rolling Stones frontman—are the stuff of legend. She appeared on the album cover of Roxy Music's Siren and her 1985 memoir Tall Tales incited Ferry's hit "Kiss and Tell." Her burgeoning jet-set romance with Jagger in the late seventies provided some of the better material in The Andy Warhol Diaries, and her steamy marriage to the rocker may yet wind up the subject of a movie—Hall recently sold the film rights to her new autobiography Self Portrait, which is set to be released by Harper Collins later this year. We'll be watching.