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WWD @ 100 Anniversary Gala

Cipriani 42nd Street. November 2, 2010. By Bennett Marcus

James, do you get sent a lot of free clothes now that you’re married to a model? “I don’t. I wish I did.” —James Conran “I mean, for our wedding Dior sent over a tuxedo.” —Coco Rocha “I did, I got a Dior tuxedo.” —J.C. “He has to send it back.” —C.R.

ANNA WINTOUR (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Do you remember your first mention in WWD? “Yes. My agent at the time freaking out, saying, ‘Oh my God, you’re on the cover of WWD,’ and I didn’t know at all what it meant. So then I picked up a copy and was like, oh, okay, this is what the fashion people read; this is not what, you know, 18-year-old Karen reads.” —KAREN ELSON (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)


VERA WANG (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

What will you guys be like when you’re 100? “Dead.” —Jack McCollough “Dead. Hopefully.” —LAZARO HERNANDEZ

BETSEY JOHNSON (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Do you remember your first mention in WWD? “I think it was 100 years ago. It was in their first issue. I have it somewhere, I just can’t remember where it is. I forgot where it was. That happens after 100 years.” —KENNETH COLE (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

AUDREY MARNAY (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Bridget Foley told the Times today that John Fairchild made designers into celebrities. Do you feel like a star? “No. My God, so much work to do. I feel like I’m on a field, you know—I feel more like a miner than a star.” —FRANCISCO COSTA

ERIN FETHERSTON (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

VERONICA WEBB (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Do you remember your first mention in WWD? “Yeah, I do. It was very, very early; I think it was my first job in New York as a model, and I had a blue Valentino gown and they did a photo shoot with me right outside the Mark Hotel. My mom still has the newspaper. It was like ’93 or ’94 or something.” —PADMA LAKSHMI (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

JESSICA SZOHR (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Has WWD ever printed something bad about you? “Loads. I’ve done all kinds of stupid things over the years. Patrick McCarthy famously called me the ‘diminutive doyenne of display.’” —SIMON DOONAN

GEORGINA CHAPMAN (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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