Christina Hendricks: Karen Elson Stole My Look!
She wears red Michael Kors on the cover, and Stella McCartney, Dolce, YSL, Dior and Valentino in the feature spread. You can check out a video of the flanneled photog snapping away at Christina below. She tells the camera she loves ruffles and suits, but you can learn much more in the cover story.
Our favorite part might be when she tells the interviewer that Karen Elson stole her look:
In the mid-’90s, fortune took Christina to London, where she modeled for magazines like Dazed & Confused and in runway shows including Hussein Chalayan. “Oh, I have a story for you,” she says conspiratorially. “I was in Milan, and you would see the same girls at castings. There was one girl—she was like, ‘I can’t get any work. I’m so sick of this, I’m ready to quit. I love your hair color. What do you color your hair with?’ and I was like, ‘Oh, it’s red. Here’s my formula.’ It was Karen Elson. A couple of weeks later, she had bright-red hair.” Christina leans into the tape recorder and says, “Sorry, Karen, but you did ask about my hair color. Then I saw her on the cover of Italian Vogue, and the rest is history!” She laughs. “Karen is amazing. I’m such an admirer of hers.” But she’s right: It is a good story.