The Erin O’Connor exclusive
The modelling veteran and vice chairman of British Fashion Council was in town for the Singapore Fashion Festival a few months back and the local BAZAAR managed to book her for a covershoot and an interview. I could have met her if I interned for a week more, but alright I missed the chance. My fellow interns who were on the set told me about how down to earth and ‘nice’ she is.
An established topmodel with no diva air? That must be really ‘nice’.
Some excerpts from the interview:
On the topic of size zero teenage models
”What I want to bring to the table is the issue of age… why do we, as adult women, emulate people that are not even formed into their own bodies?”
”I’m a six-foot woman… but my current boyfriend is taller than me and that’s very nice.”
She is a fan of Agyness Deyn
”Agyness doesn’t realise how how inspiring she is… She is inspiring designers by being herself.”
She will be around for long
”He (Jean Paul Gaultier) always tells me that I’m going to be modelling until I am a granny and quite frankly, I have no problems with that!”