Vogue February 2000 issue photographed by Arthur Elgort

Maggie's Favorites...

MAGGIE'S FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Prada, "I love everything about it. I love Miuccia - she's such an amazing designer, if she doesn't like something, that's it - that outfit doesn't make it into the collection. She's not afraid to take the leap. The team is really nice too." Gucci: "The clothes make you feel amazing, they change the way you feel." Michael Kors: "He's so nice and funny and actually cares about the clothes and the people he works with." Also: Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui

MAGGIE'S FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHERS Photographers she loves are: Steven Meisel, Craig McDean, Patrick DeMarchelier, Irving Penn, and Inez van Lamsweerde. Unquestionably, at the top of her list is Meisel, who has been instrumental in her career, as he has been with a pantheon of so many girls before her including: Linda Evangelista, Shana of Guess Jean fame, and more recently, Guinevere Van Seenus and Elsa Benitez.

Meisel encouraged her to get a new look right before the Spring 2000 shows last September and to debut it on the NY runways, ensuring her maximum exposure. It is clear that she trusts him implicitly when it comes to making stylistic decisions. "It's great working with Steven because we can create something new when we shoot - the hair and makeup are so intense, he's very involved in the hair and makeup."

She followed Meisel's advice and surprised a lot of people and traded-in her long strawberry blonde hair for a surfer boy shag haircut, courtesy of Garren. Garren hair colorist, Andre, is responsible for the Barbie blonde shade that she's currently wearing. Happily, the response professionally to her new look has been outstanding, although personally, she prefers her hair long.

Although she wouldn't commit to saying what her favorite job so far has been, Maggie was very pleased with the American Vogue couture sitting she just shot with Irving Penn. She left the grueling four day job, in which she was the only model, every day feeling that she really did love the pictures.

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