When I worked in the fashion industry back in Montreal, one of my favourite models to work with was a young, beautiful, tall blonde from Czechoslovakia. Before moving to Canada, in 1975, she was an extremely talented skier. So good, in fact, she was selected as an alternate on the 1972 Czech Olympic Ski Team.
In all honesty, she was every designer’s favourite model. She was beautiful, everything looked fabulous on her, she had a great personality on and off the runway, she was very bright and extremely professional. She was always on time, always prepared, always at her best. If she partied, and I have no idea whether or not she did, she didn’t the night before a job, that’s for damn sure. That was very evident.
Her name, when I first met her, was Ivana Winklmayr. The name you would know her by, though, is Ivana Trump. Continue reading