Subjective is the series instigated by Nick Knight to explore the history of contemporary fashion photography through the eyes of those who are at the centre of the image, but often left voiceless - the models. So far, Knight has sat down with icons including Kate Moss, who opened up about working with Corrine Day, and Lily Cole, who spoke about learning to model and being shot by Steven Meisel.
This week’s interviewee, Kristen McMenamy, shares her experiences working with Jeurgen Teller. McMenamy sat down with Knight to recount the story of how she began her modelling career. It was after being canceled from a Versace shoot, ‘Versace, at that point, that was it… you get cancelled, you’re a loser,’ that the devastated American model returned to London to do an i-D cover with Juergen Teller, who similarly had just been cancelled from another Versace shoot. ‘Who needs them?’ they decided, with McMenamy scrawling “Versace” across her chest, leading to the famously controversial photograph at the centre of this Subjective.
Watch this candid interview now and stay tuned for more, rare Subjective perspectives.