Supermodel and 1970s' glamour icon Jerry Hall says it wasn’t her lush blond hair or endless legs that inspired her to become a model. It was LSD. It was a high school party in her home town of Mesquite, Tex., that gave her an epiphany.
"A boy gave me a quarter of a tab. I didn't know what it was!" she told Harper's Bazaar. "I locked myself in the bathroom and spent the whole night staring in the mirror, going, 'Oh, my God. ... All of a sudden, I thought, 'Wow!'" This getting-to-know-herself experience inspired her to fly to Paris at age 16. And the rest is history. Her collaborations with Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, her status as a Studio 54 regular as well as her hot-and-heavy relationships with Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry and her tumultuous marriage to Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger became the stuff of rock 'n' roll and fashion legend.
Now, at age 54, Hall still loves fashion – especially the kind that emphasizes womanly figures. She cites "Mad Men" as one of her favorite shows and Christina Hendricks as an hourglass inspiration.
"I am so glad curvy women have come back. All this size 0! A bit ridiculous," she told Harper's Bazaar. "There's something creepy about fashion shows. The models look like they're going to be tortured. They do this strange pony walk; their heels are so high, they can hardly walk. Creepy!