Chanel Iman On Free Shoes, Smizing, And Jeremy Scott [NYFW]
Chanel Iman is one of those rarefied models with the designation of “super” (it makes sense—the woman’s name is literally Chanel Iman). After bursting on the scene a decade ago as a teen, Iman took over the world, posing for practically every cover you can think of, starring in about half a million campaigns, and going through a right of passage that’s seemingly now necessary for all supers: walking in multiple Victoria’s Secret shows. And who could forget her starring role in “Yoncé?” Goals indeed.
Iman walks in a few select shows; this season includes Tommy Hilfiger and Jeremy Scott. So when we saw her backstage at Scott’s show this morning, we had to pull her aside for a hot minute.
Are you excited about the Jeremy show?
Yeah, you know this is such a fun show, I love walking for Jeremy and it’s always such great energy.
What makes it so fun?
The clothes and the wigs and the nails and the shoes, I mean everything about it is just fun.
What’s one thing you’ve worn down the runway that you would die to keep? It doesn’t necessarily have to be a Jeremy show.
The shoes, I always love. When I first started modeling I always would take the shoes from the show, I don’t know how it works but–
Do you get a lot of free clothes?
I used to, yeah, when I was doing the shows. I would at least get the shoes [Laughs].
And then maybe get a package later. It’s nice to get the stuff before it comes out, right?
What’s your go-to way of flirting with guys or girls?
Using some type of smize.
Have you been going out a ton this week?
Yeah, I was just at the Schoolboy Q show last night.
Is it hard to get up and go to shows or are you just used to it?
No, I don’t do that many shows, so I can go out.
Photos taken exclusively for Milk by Maya Fuhr.
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