Jourdan Dunn on Closing Jason Wu and Praying Before She Hits the Runway


Jourdan Dunn made her first appearance this season closing Jason Wu's gorgeous fall collection yesterday in a billowing red gown. Backstage is "a little chaotic," Dunn said. "You're pulled in a million directions by hair and make-up, backstage photographers, producers, and so on. The lace mask was fairly simple, though. They did it right before we went out on the runway. Quick and beautiful!" Though she's been a catwalk favorite since the fall 2007 season, the current face of Burberry still gets the pre-runway jitters: "I was excited to close the show in such a beautiful gown, but I was also really nervous because the runway was [made out of] glass. I was just praying that I wouldn't slip."

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