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Posted by Eva Voorhees on August 11, 2009 · 2 Comments
Filed under Supermodels · Tagged with Albert Nipon, American Vogue, Arthur Elgort, Chris Von Wangenheim, Christian Dior, English Vogue, Evan Picone, Giorgio Armani, Patrick Demarchlier
Hi Eva, I meant to tell you that on the Esme page and the Nancy Donahue page there is a tearsheet from American Vogue, Dec. 1980. Its a Bill King shot of Nancy, Jeff Aquilon and the short haired model is not Esme. Its Julie Wolfe. They looked very similiar and its an interesting story. Esme had left Elite in early fall of 1980 to go over to a new division of Ford called “Fame”. There was a war over her departure and Elite was left with no girls that looked like Esme until the following week when Julie Wolfe had returned from Europe after modeling for a year with l’agence (the Elite agency in Paris). While there, she had cut her hair with the advise that she would work more in Europe and she did. With an impressive book of European tearsheets she returned to New York to meet with John Casablancas. When she walked into his office with the short hair he thought that she was Esme! Seeing how much she Julie resembled her he immediately did a major promotion “Julie back and Available” and her career really took off! She was featured on many covers and infact she stars in the movie “Portfolio” (1983)along with Carol Alt, Kelly Emberg, Paulina, Steven Meisel and many others…(you can google it). Anyway.. I thought it was an interesting story, if you need tear sheets on her I can send them to you if you’d like. I love the new additions to the site!
I’ve often wondered if that was Julie-I’m usually dead on with the models, but that image always threw me! Thanks for that story-I knew Julie filled a void when Esme left Elite, but not all the details, so thanks for the history.
Now, whose images do you have? Julie’s or Esme’s? I never posted Julie because I didn’t have any images of her, and could use more of Esme, so let me know who you meant-thanks for offering to help, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying the additions! Glad to know all the hard work is appreciated!
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