My Lunch With Eileen

I was at my desk at Ladies’ Home Journal one spring morning in 1996 when the phone rang. “It’s Eileen Ford,” said a cultured voice. “I’d like to take you to lunch.” At first I thought it was my office assistant, playing a practical joke. Why would the godmother of the supermodel (who died July 9 at 92) be calling me? As a young editorial assistant, I had done photo shoots with some of Ford’s top discoveries – Cheryl Tiegs, …

SI Swimsuit Issue Legends: Where Are They Now?

It’s the 50th anniversary of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and a trio of young models – Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen – on this year’s cover have created a media sensation. They can thank a long line of cover legends before them, many of whom gathered for a group photo inside the new issue, out Feb. 18. Wonder what became of some of those models who made memorable appearances in earlier years? Here’s an update. Christie …