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Iman Reveals She Was 'Once Very Rude To A Young Model' (PHOTOS)

Simon Doonan sat down with supermodel Iman for Harper's Bazaar and he asked her the hard questions, like has she ever thrown a cell phone at anyone. (The answer was no.) She also revealed that she takes more time to get ready than her husband David Bowie does:

Iman: ....Me? I don't do anything by myself. I have a whole crew to get me ready every day.

SD: How many falls and wiglets do you own?

Iman: Millions! I believe in glamour. I am in favor of a little vanity. I don't rely on just my genes. Looking good is a commitment to yourself and to others. Wigs, killer heels, Pilates, even fillers--whatever works for you, honey.

She dished on her marriage to David Bowie:

“David doesn't fight. He is English, so he just stays quiet. I'm the screamer. Then he always makes me laugh. It's like cabaret. I keep him entertained too. I still fancy him—totally!—after all these years.” “I vowed to myself when I got married that I would cook every night. I find it very therapeutic.”

She also shared some surprising stories from her runway days:

SD: Who have you ever had homicidal feelings toward in the fashion business?

Iman: Geoffrey Beene! I loved his clothes but not him. Years ago, we were about to walk the runway and he pushed me. I said, "Don't do that!" "You work for me!" he said, and I replied, "No, you've hired my services, dear. I don't work for you," and I left.


SD: You seem like an optimist and a positive force, but you must have done something appalling in your past.

Iman: I was once very rude to a young model. Just before I retired from modeling, I was at this shoot. The photographer said he was reading a biography of Marie Antoinette. The young model asked us, "What agency is she with?" [Shrieks of derisive laughter] We made fun of her, of course! When we were leaving, she said to me, "I hope I look as good as you when I'm your age," and I said, "Don't worry, darling, you won't." And then later I felt bad.

It's okay, Iman. We just heard Marie signed with IMG.

Take a look at images from Harper's Bazaar: