After a four-year hiatus from the runway, 90s supermodel Shalom Harlow made headlines when she took to the catwalk again for Alexander Wang’s Fall 2012 show. Now, in a candid video for Alexander Wang’s new Confessional series, Harlow dishes on what it was like to get back on the horse–or in this case, the catwalk–after all those years.
“[On the runway this time] I do feel some nerves and I do feel the height of those shoes,” she says. “I hope I don’t slip was the next thought.”
Harlow also talks about what it was like growing up with hippie parents–and how it affected her rise as an up-and-coming model. “I had never even seen a fashion magazine. I grew up without a television,” she says. “I had no reference point for anything and I was suddenly in Paris on catwalks for designers that I could barely even pronounce their name.”
As for what modeling was like back in the heyday of supermodels, Harlow says: “It was about personality then. It was about what you did on the runway.” Draw any conclusions you like about what that means about modeling today…
Harlow also admits there was some healthy competition going on: “Sometimes it would be about one-upping each other [on the runway.]” We can believe it!
Watch the full video below.