Amber Valletta was once confronted by Carla Bruni after she was rude to her at a fashion show.
The American model was part of the first-ever group of supermodels in the 1990s, alongside the likes of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Kate Moss, Helena Christensen, and Claudia Schiffer, walking the runways for fashion houses such as Yves Saint Laurent and Versace.
In a new interview with Telegraph Magazine, Amber remembered how Italian-French model Carla was very welcoming to her when she was starting out, however, also noted that she felt her wrath when she appeared to be rather aloof at one event.
“She was a very gracious woman. The first time she saw me in a fashion show, she came up and introduced herself,” the star recalled. “I remember a season or two later, after I’d hit my stride and was probably feeling a little bit big for my breeches, I walked into a room and didn’t say hello to her. She came over and said, ‘Don’t be impolite.’ And I really heard it.'”
Amber then reminisced about her modelling days in the ’90s and reflected on how different the industry was back then.
“I don’t have anything bad to say. Everybody’s experience is different (but) for me it was one of the most creative and interesting and fun times that fashion has ever really been in. It was a much smaller industry and it was before social media… What a gift to be a part of that era,” she shared.
Despite being one of the most famous faces in the world, Amber also confessed she doesn’t always want to have her picture taken, especially when she’s approached while out and about.
“I don’t feel like it’s an annoyance. I try to be kind and humble and generous. But I’m a human being: sometimes I’m tired. I don’t always want to have my picture taken,” the 46-year-old stated.
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