I remember the old days like it was yesterday – even a lot of the faces in the audience were the same people. For us, it was super emotional. I haven’t seen Carla in a long time, but I did Balmain with Naomi and Claudia. All of us were standing there right before the curtain went up and we were laughing. Ten seconds before, we were like: “Oh my gosh we’re nervous. We’re actually nervous.” But it was fun for all of us, reconnecting and remembering the past, but also catching up on who we all are as women today. I think everyone’s turned out pretty good.
Kaia Gerber on the Versace runway (September 2017)
(From the left) Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen walk the runway at the Versace show at Milan Fashion week 2017 with fashion legend Donatella Versace
Were you particularly close to Gianni Versace?
Working with Gianni and that brand was such an important part of the beginning part of my career. And the amazing think about Versace was that he loved celebrating sexy but powerful women.panerai luminor marina 1950 3 days replica
I think that’s
what the late-1980s and early-1990s were all about. Women realised that they could be both. You don’t have to pick. If you think about the early-1980s, you saw women going to offices, wearing what were basically men’s suits – even ties. They weren’t cut for women. They weren’t flattering on women. But Versace said: “No. You can be super sexy AND strong and powerful.” And I think that’s a great feminist message for women through fashion. I loved being part of that whole thing.
Gianni Versace and his supermodels
How do you decide which brands to work with now?
Mostly now, I do my own projects. I have been with replica watches
for such a long time – longer than I’ve been married to my husband. In the States, my main work for the past 15 years has been my skincare range with Dr Sebagh. And I also have a furniture licensing project. Occasionally, something will come up with a brand or a photographer I really like. But I always say that I have something better to do now, which is being with my family. So, work has to tick a lot of boxes in order for me to say yes.