Model

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In the last twenty years, modeling has grown from a small business conducted by a select elite to a huge industry whose stars are the world's most famous faces. Michael Gross has interviewed modeling's pioneers and survivors and has stories about all the greats: from Anita Colby, Suzy Parker, and Dorian Leigh to Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington.

By taking us into the studios and the parties and the cities where models play and are preyed upon, Gross ...

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Overview

In the last twenty years, modeling has grown from a small business conducted by a select elite to a huge industry whose stars are the world's most famous faces. Michael Gross has interviewed modeling's pioneers and survivors and has stories about all the greats: from Anita Colby, Suzy Parker, and Dorian Leigh to Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington.

By taking us into the studios and the parties and the cities where models play and are preyed upon, Gross tears down modeling's carefully constructed façade to reveal the untold truths of the ugly trade in pretty women.

Fashion insider Michael Gross strips bare the world's most glamorous industry in this scathingly honest portrait of models, inc. Here, for the first time, is the complete, often sordid story of the international modeling business--the outrageous sums of money, rape of the spirit and the flesh, sex, drugs and occasional deaths. Photos.

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Entertainment Weekly
Model...is to high fashion roughly what Upton Sinclair's The Jungle was to the meatpacking industry...[a] relentless evisceration of an industry normally swathed in more shadows and light than Cindy Crawford....Michael Gross...did a stunning amount of research. His real talent, though, is getting powerful people to go on the record with astonishing candor. Scandalous...the exposé of record of the modeling industry.
The Detroit News
A dishy, no-punches-pulled look at the seamy underbelly of modeling's glossy surface. But where tabloid journalism would stop at such facts, Gross uses them as a starting point for a weightier analysis. He reveals the inner workings....A veritable encyclopedia of modeling that serves as a cautionary guidebook for any parent whose child is interested in becoming the next Naomi Campbell.
International Herald Tribune
A book stripping models bare has electrified fashion...Lurid stories of sex, drugs, rock and frocks.
American Photo Magazine
A sweeping account of Balzacian proportions: part exposé, part tragicomedy. Packed with once-whispered anecdotes that have fed the fashion world gossip mill for years, Model has industry insiders quaking in their Manolo Blahniks.
Library Journal
Gross, a writer for Esquire, attempts to blow the whistle on the orgy of greed and flesh that is the modeling industry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578150021
  • Publisher: Media Books, L. L. C.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: 2 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.16 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Gross
Michael Gross
MICHAEL GROSS has written for Esquire, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, and countless other publications. Currently a contributing editor at Travel & Leisure, he is also the author of Genuine Authentic and the New York Times bestselling Model. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Milan, October 1993 1
Cindy Crawford 9
Part 1 In Loco Parentis
$ 5 An Hour 31
Hannah Lee Sherman 43
$ 15 An Hour 48
Francine Counihan 69
$ 25 An Hour 74
Jean Patchett 87
$ 40 An Hour 92
Suzy Parker 114
$ 60 An Hour 123
Part 2 Bad and Beautiful
Celia Hammond 153
[pound] 24 An Hour 159
Veruschka 184
$ 75 An Hour 193
Lauren Hutton 212
$ 120 An Hour 223
Apollonia Van Ravenstein
Louise Despointes
Gunilla Lindblad
Shelley Smith 255
$ 1,500 A Day 271
Janice Dickinson
Mike Reinhardt
Christie Brinkley 313
$ 2,500 A Day 330
Bitten Knudsen
Tara Shannon 359
$ 5,000 A Day 373
Christine Bolster 399
$ 10,000 A Day 411
Veronica Webb 443
$ 25,000 A Day 449
New York, October 1995 499
Epilogue 507
Acknowledgments 513
Bibliography 519
Index 525
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