Katie Grand: A Picture of Fashion Greatness . . . and Fashion Anemia

>> Katie Grand is a classic case of one person being both a have and a have-not.  The stylist and founder of POP has become known as "Katie-Grand-a-Minute" for her £3,000-4,000 a day fees (which she makes a killing with, considering that she works 30-40 days a year for Louis Vuitton, 30 days for Loewe, and 30 days for "a big Italian name"). 

She has kept every piece of clothing she has ever owned since the age of 15, recently buying a bigger home just to house all the Alaia, Chanel, and Gap she's acquired over the years.  She's got it all — photographers so willing to be published in POP that they "often" "are using their own money," and a memory of Miuccia Prada "spinning round to Kylie [Minogue]" — except something of a more personal matter.

From 15 to 25 I didn't really eat much. I just wanted to be thinner, but I couldn't get under eight stone [112 lbs] no matter what I did . . . I can remember meals I had during those years because they were so rare.

At 37, she's never had a period. She told The Guardian she's okay with it, because she doesn't want children, but when an editor like Katie is so blasé about something like that, it makes you understand why the fashion industry as a whole is so nonchalant about models and their health.

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