Nikki (at the time married to Terry Richardson) was having her moment in the sun as a model. I’d had a great experience shooting a short film with her and Michele Hicks in London and proposed her for a shoot with Elle magazine. The ‘Warhol’ reference was the stylist’s idea. I guess the magazine felt the images were too ‘characterful’ for their readers. It’s one of my favourite shoots for Elle, but then I would say that, wouldn’t I?
Makeup: Pascale Guichard (?)
Hair: Stéphane Lancien