Calvin Klein once said, “Models aren’t supposed to think.” We wonder what he’s thinking now that his former poster girl, Kate Moss, is penning an autobiography that’s suspected to be a deep reflection on her career and relationships. Moss isn’t the first model to tell her story. Famed catwalkers like Iman and Janice Dickinson have published books, as well, proving that models have dishy stories to share — and can write. After the jump, four books by models to keep you satiated until Moss’s release.
- Twiggy in Black and White: A ’60s icon, Twiggy’s persona is enviable and controversial. Some blame her for beginning the too-thin model trend, yet we’ll always love her tiny physique and style. Twiggy’s book details her life in the swinging ’60s, when Andy Warhol was on the scene, up until the ’90s. [$31.39, Amazon]
- No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel: Did you hear Janice Dickinson was the world’s first supermodel? Well, that’s her claim, and she wants you to know it, OK? She was first! As such, she details her struggle in a fashion world full of superficiality and drug addiction. The more interesting parts, however, are about her relationships with Jack Nicholson, Mick Jagger, and Warren Beatty. [$7.99, Amazon]
- I Am Iman: Iman’s book takes a more serious bent, talking about her influence on African-American female iconography. While more of a high-brow coffee table book, there’s a lot to be learned from the essay contributions from Sandra Bernhard, Isaac Mizrahi, and Isabella Rosselini. Oh, and did we mention that she’s married to David Bowie? We wanna hear about that. [$19.99, Amazon]
- A Model Summer: While model Paulina Porizkova’s book is a novel, we’d like to assume it’s steeped in reality. After all, the main character, Jirina, is of Swede and Czech background. Where do you think Porizkova is from? Filled with sex, drugs, and glamor in Paris, it’s a guaranteed good beach read. [$10.17, Amazon]