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laissez faire vs. fixer models

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Jennings

Models, models, everywhere! Nolita’s Openhouse Gallery was full of foreign accents and mile-long legs at last night’s art sale to benefit the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America hosted by Ford Agency CEO Katie Ford and artist Ross Bleckner. You couldn’t turn around without bumping into a catwalker, whether it was Lily Cole or 2008 Ford Supermodel of the World winner Hyoni Kang, carefully enunciating her English. Most mannequins are used to commanding a room, but what about the job’s more embarrassing moments? Aussie newcomer Amelia Jennings (above) recalled losing a shoe (“It was way too big for me!”) her very first time on the catwalk. (She picked it up on the way back.) Taking the discussion of wardrobe malfunctions one step further, Agnete Hegelund declared there are two types of models. “One type fixes what is wrong, one type doesn’t fix anything—even though your shirt is falling out, you just walk faster to get inside.” For the record, she’s a fixer.

Photo: JASON AUGUSTINE/PatrickMcMullan.com

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