23 June 2009

Gail Elliott, b England

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  1. GAIL ELLIOTT rose to fame in the 1980's and continues today to enjoy a stellar career as one of the world's top models.
    Gail has enjoyed an incredibly rewarding career shooting editorials, covers and advertising campaigns for magazines including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire.
    Gail has also walked the runways for all of the most talented designers - Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, John Galliano, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Prada and Marc Jacobs to name a few. As well as worked with photographers such as Mario Testino, Steven Miesel, Patrick Demarchlier, Arthur Elgort, Craig McDean, Peter Lindberg and JC.

    As a teenager in London, Gail began modelling at the behest of her ballet teacher. She was quickly signed by an agent and went to Japan, where the 17 year old matured into a professional model, learning to speak Japanese along the way. A year later she arrived in New York and promptly booked her first job with Steven Meisel.

    More than 20 years later, Gail continues to travel the globe on modelling assignments using the opportunity now to gather inspiration for her ever growing fashion label - Little Joe.

    She has Italian, Portuguese, Indian and Irish-English heritage.

    After her first shoot with Steven Meisel, Gail immediately became one of the top models in the business, once appearing in four different layouts in a single issue of American Vogue.

    Her inspiration for 'Little Joe by Gail Elliott' came out of her experience, as a well travelled model and out of her necessity to find what she calls "comfortable and flattering - sexy little nothings!" She recalls checking into hotels tired and jet lagged and wanting only "to take a bath, change into comfortable clothes and order room service." The clothing she found available was so flimsy, too short or overtly sexy, that she would have to wrap a towel around herself to answer the door! "It's nice to wear clothing that is sexy enough for your boyfriend, without making the room service guy blush," says Gail. "It's a fine line..."This is when she decided to start a line of her own - a line of beautiful, flattering slips and camisoles that can double as not only clothes to lounge and sleep in but can be worn out as well.