Jerry Hall: I Became a Model After Taking LSD

She looked into the mirror and thought 'Oh, my God'
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2010 9:52 AM CST
Jerry Hall: I Became a Model After Taking LSD
Singer Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones and Jerry Hall attend Fashion Aid at the Royal Albert Hall.   (Getty Images)

Jerry Hall might have ended up a Texas housewife if not for a single drug experience, she tells Harper's Baazar in a lengthy interview. The 54-year-old supermodel recounts the moment she began to see her own potential: While on LSD at a high school party. "A boy gave me a quarter of a tab. I didn't know what it was!" she says. "I actually had never taken drugs and was very nervous. And I never did take drugs [afterward] ever, ever. But I locked myself in the bathroom and spent the whole night staring in the mirror, going, 'Oh, my God.' All of a sudden, I thought, Wow!" So, just shy of 17, she flew to Paris. Other tidbits:

  • The celebrity crowd she hung out with was "sensible." She explains, "Andy Warhol was the most sensible person I've ever met. He never took drugs, didn't drink. He liked sort of watching. Dalí too. Watchers. And I don't like to be in the middle of a crowd, so I like to watch, too."
  • What she was wearing the night she met Mick Jagger: "Linen trousers, kind of full, '30s, and they buttoned at the side. I had this crocheted sweater; it was '30s too, with short sleeves and a knitted collar. And a matching straw beret. All '30s. I always liked to do a look from a period, you know."
  • She misses wearing miniskirts: "I said to Georgia May, 'Can't I wear them with thick tights?' And she goes, 'No,' and then she took 'em all!"
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