In these five exclusive videos, produced by Moda Operandi and brought to you first via Style.com/Arabia, fashion’s greats—the designers, stylists, editors, and models—remind us that even they started their career somewhere.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell reflects on her first runway show (Marc Jacobs); editor and stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele recalls the now infamous Vogue cover (Anna Wintour’s first for American Vogue); and editor André Leon Talley recounts his first big fashion moment involving Karl Lagerfeld. Meanwhile, designer Zac Posen remembers his very first fashion show in New York City following 9/11 and designer Diane von Fürstenberg recounts the day she first showed her dresses to Diana Vreeland and felt incredibly intimidated.
While the icons’ memories are all different, they are all part of the patchwork that makes up today’s fashion landscape; and one thing is certain—they all share a collective zeal for their distinct métiers—both then and now.
CARLYNE CERF DE DUDZEELE
DIANE VON FÜRSTENBURG
ANDRE LEON TALLEY