Elliott does Chanel

Supermodel of the nineties, Gail Elliott, got her strut back at the Chanel show in Sydney last night. Gail, who is now behind the label Little Joe Woman walked the catwalk for Chanel’s spring summer ready-to-wear collection at the MCA. She texted me a few days ago “Just finished my Chanel fitting! Haven’t done a show in probably 12 years!!!”

“I’m thrilled to have been asked to be on the runway at Chanel in Sydney. I showed for Karl Lagerfeld for 12 years during pret-a-porter and couture seasons during the 90’s, and spent much time at the House of Chanel on Rue Cambon.  He’s an amazingly talented person, a pleasure to work with and extremely generous.”

“I love this image of Yasmin, Amber LeBon and I. Amber was just three years old in 1991. I still have the pearls & earrings I was wearing and the belt Yasmin wore that Karl kindly gifted me. And Karl made Amber’s little pink romper suit especially for her. We had so much fun doing that show as you can see on our faces!” Gail Elliott

Photo : Josh Ellis

“I met Romy in New York about 13 years ago. She’s a great girl and talented stylist and so much fun to be around. We used to spend a lot of time together in New York… I used to tell her she had a bit of a Christy Turlington look and she’d get very shy and giggle!.” Gail Elliott.
Gail my friend, you looked just as incredible now as you did back then.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel Magazine, 31 Rue Cambon

Oh I really want to be on this boat! Well this was the inspiration for my look last night. The Chanel Saint Tropez Cruise collection is a current favourite of mine, loving long hemlines in candy colours.


  1. Anna
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Looking gorgeous Romy.. what are you wearing?

  2. Romy
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Zimmermann, its heaven x

  3. Maree
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Wow, Wow, Wow……Gail, you look so gorgeous!
    I cant believe i wasn’t there to see you.

    You are the ultimate Glamazon!

  4. Justine C
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Gail, i love the black dress you are wearing?
    is it Little Joe?
    You looked stunning in the show, you still got it!

  5. Caroline
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Hi Justine,

    Yes, Gail is wearing the Strawberry Fields dress by Little Joe Woman. An amazing piece, that also comes in a camisole version too!
    This piece is available in store and online through our e-shop. http://www.LittleJoeNY.com.


  6. Posted February 17, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Amazing!! Gail looks fantastic!! Love the old photos too, how beautiful is the little romper.

    Love the gilet and dress together too – definite outfit inspiration.

    Sarah x

  7. Posted February 17, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Gail looks amazing as always.. and so do you! Such a sweet story! And I wanna be on that boat too!


  8. Claire
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I’m LOVING the black crochet gilet that Gail is wearing layered with her dress in the pic above!


  9. Marc Elliott
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Hi Gail. You look stunningly beautiful and I’m so proud of you. Dad

  10. Romy
    Posted February 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    That is the most beautiful comment on SMR to date xxx

  11. Krissy
    Posted February 18, 2011 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    You both look amazing x

  12. Posted February 18, 2011 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Dad, how do YOU know how to “post a comment” didn’t know you were that groovy…!! Love you xx

  13. Posted February 18, 2011 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Stunning as always Gail! Oh Chanel! Heaven!

  14. Marc Elliott
    Posted February 19, 2011 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    Hi Gail
    I love that photo of you and Romy. I’m going to copy and frame it. It’s good to see you back on the catwalk, but then you never did leave it. Dad xx

  15. Posted February 25, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    It is very beautiful!GHD SHOP

  16. Iva
    Posted May 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ladies!,

    The photo above where there are the two white chanel outfits and the baby is in a pink romper… Do you you know the name of the outfit on the right as I am on the hunt for it and desperate to find it… I know its 1991 but I stillll have hope! Chanel is just timelesss!

    Thank you gorgeous ladies!

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