>> Courtesy of The Observer:
When Tom Ford first approached Carine Roitfeld and Mario Testino to work with him, they refused. 'But he called, he called, he called. And one day he come to visit us on a shoot and we said, "Oh, he is very good-looking ... Let's do the job with him!"'
I love that this anecdote is so telling about the way the fashion industry (and the world, really) works: to get noticed, you must be insanely persistent. And it doesn't hurt if you're pretty.
More attitude from Carine here.