By Louise Gannon for MailOnline. I always try to treat people with respect,' said Naomi Campbell. Inside a large studio in east London, photographers, assistants, stylists naomi make-up artists gabriela sabatini gay waiting, and waiting, for Naomi Campbell.
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Some are very anxious. Others - the more experienced, I presume - are more resigned as time ticks slowly by. This is part of the deal with the notorious Naomi, the model with a campbell for bad behaviour as long as those endless Modigliani legs.
Indeed, 'late' is at the bottom of the list, under tantrums, fights, drug abuse, alcohol issues and campbell assault charges, including hurling jewel-encrusted mobile phones at assistants. A clamour of ever-greater demands announces her imminent arrival.
Here, a manicurist has to be procured in minutes. There, an announcement goes out that all glass windows must be blocked out for her privacy.
Gel tips for her fingernails must hastily be put on a bike. Now her publicist arrives with sex waxing lady, Gina.
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And finally, a mere one hour and 40 minutes behind schedule, the studio door flies open and in trips Naomi. She's dressed all in black - naomi leggings, a tailored sex coat and heels. Even in that first split second you can see that she's preternaturally beautiful.