But once I took the Jack and Sally the nightmare before Christmas shirt. train into the city and traded my Tims for Dr. Martens and I cut my hair short. I did more of a downtown look, and I realized there was so much more out there. And that continued to grow as I entered the business. I was exposed to Oribe and Kevyn Aucoin…[pauses amid cheers]…who worked with all of those supermodels I looked at in Vogue magazine as I took the train into the city. So when I had the opportunity to choose my hair and makeup artists for my first album cover shoot, magically, there I was in the room with them.
I also grew up with a deep love of Hollywood Jack and Sally the nightmare before Christmas shirt. musicals from the ’40s and ’50s, the glitz and glamour of Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe…. So with those two doing my hair and makeup, and Andrea Lieberman, who was my stylist for so many years and exposed me not only to the designers of the day but also to those of the ’60s and ’70s—Halston, Balenciaga, Courrèges, Valentino, Alaïa—it was like a playground for me. A literal dream come true. I started making records in the ’90s in the era of the waif and the supermodel, but once I was introduced to those people, my life changed. Sitting in the design rooms of Oscar de la Renta and Versace, Gucci, and so many of you guys here tonight—people who designed and allowed me to get into their designs, for a woman with curves like me…to say I was like a kid in a candy store is an understatement. And slowly, curves began to be embraced, and girls wanted to combine street style with couture. I’m grateful to all of you for that. Too much jewelry was not enough jewelry. Some things never change. And of course my hoops; I can’t forget my signature hoops!