Turlington was invited to Moss's 2011 wedding to Jamie Hince, "but I couldn't go because I had just gotten back from Bangladesh and I hadn't seen my kids. Shame, because when I get really messy, I dress up in a twinset. Next time I see Kate, I'm totally wearing one."
That is the twist of Turlington: She has merged two disparate worlds—supermodeldom and philanthropy—into a seamless whole. "I know now that duality is in all of us," she says. Midway through her modeling career she recalls realizing, "?'This isn't who I am. It's great, but I want to do other things.' And I was able to do those things because of it and continue doing it on my terms."
In model years, Turlington's career has been an eternity. She was discovered at 14, while horseback riding in Florida. At 15, she went to Paris, at the suggestion of a model scout. (She'd been to Europe before, including a trip to London at 12 with her father, a Pan Am pilot. "I got in trouble for smoking in the loo. The alarm went off, and my dad was the, um, pilot.") She thought she was terribly sophisticated. "I didn't know that that's a girl's life for the rest of her days," she says, smiling, "somewhere between a lollipop and shots."
"In my teen years, I was hanging out with adults—Steven Meisel, François Nars, Oribe, Paul Cavaco. We had so much fun! We'd go out in New York. I was 16, I was allowed to drink, not wear my shoes. They would pick me up at Eileen Ford's house. They knew I'd get in trouble if I got home past curfew, so they'd drop me off, then honk the horn and terrorize me."
The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school dropout and former video-store clerk, change the face of modern cinema? Mark Seal takes the director, his producers, and his cast back in time, to 1993.