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EXCLUSIVE: Iman on Wigs, Killer Heels and Her 'Weird' Neck

11/09/2010 at 08:30 AM ET

Mark Seliger for Harper’s Bazaar

You may know Iman as the one-name wonder who tamed David Bowie or the Somalian-born model with other-worldly good looks, but starting tonight, with the premiere of the new Bravo series, The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection, you’ll get to see another side of the striking beauty. Alongside designer Isaac Mizrahi and Harper’s Bazaar Features Director Laura Brown, Iman will host the cut-throat competition, challenging 12 talented designers to produce a live fashion show each week. Posing in fairytale gowns from the likes of Sonia Rykiel and Valentino for the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the style icon reveals how she stays so fabulous, even at 55. “I don’t do anything by myself. I have a whole crew to get me ready every day,” she admits. “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.” And when it comes to industry rivalries, this top diva is not afraid to name fashion foes: “Geoffrey Beene! I loved his clothes but not him,” she dishes. And as for her signature swanlike neck, not all women are green with envy. “My daughter likes to draw. She’ll say to me, ‘I am doing a portrait, so you have to sit still.’ And then she’ll say, ‘Oh my goodness, you have such a long neck. Weird!'” For more photos and a video from the shoot, visit www.harpersbazaar.com/iman, or pick up the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on stands November 23. –Justine Harman

Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

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Jon on

I like The PHOTO of Iman, and I wish her the best with her New TV Show! I’m glad Chris Evert is healing after the Painful Divorce!

Brandi on

Iman is fabulous but I don’t think she can save that trainwreck of a show. I watched a few episodes last season and it’s painful!! At least they got someone (Iman) who makes sense and not a former Destiny’s Child.. It’s just a Project Runway wannabe, but without Tim Gunn, it’s a sad shadow. I won’t waste any time on the Fashion Show.

Danna on

Lauren Jones Footwear via Love My Shoes will be on the show! CAN’T wait to see the fabulous Lauren Jones Footwear line on the runway! My absolute FAV fashion MUST HAVE!

– Danna

Sash on

I’ll watch to see the clothes.

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GoddessLu on

Oh I’ll watch again, especially now that Project Runway is over (disappointing result–cannot speak of it). I think Iman would be an improvement, I didn’t dislike Isaac’s input, just hope the contestans and the challenges have more bite than last season. Onward!

samantha on

I can’t wait to see Isaac Mizrahi..he’s just adorable..he loves to dress women…watch QVC!!

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donna schindler on

I will watch it just to see Iman. I love Isaac and his designs too- got them at TARGET! YAY

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Rosie Constantine on

I Like the black dress with ruffles at the neck line which continued on the left side all the way to knee length that Iman wore to host the 1st season’s Fashion Show. I would love to see a photo of her in the dress. Also who was the designer for the dress?

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I think Iman is extraordinary and beautiful. With her striking good looks, fame, and smartness I believe her appearance in The Fashion Show will do the show good. Good luck and wish her the best! I’m looking forward to watch the show with her.

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