FASHION TRIBES: This is one of my Favorite Tribes. I spent an important part of my development with this tribe. I was getting my feet wet in Milan in the early '80's. I ate dinner frequently with Sergio Galleotti, 49% shareholder of Giorgio Armani at the time. I was the nerd in the group and would bore Sergio with all my questions about their business strategy. Once I told Sergio, he was not the genius that everyone believed him to be, that he was just extremely luck. He laughed and told me that that is what people that are jealous of him said. I taped him in the back of his head and told him it was the other way around, he was jealous of me. Sergio ran with me in the morning, but he slowed me down so I got him a personal trainer. I played for the Giorgio Armani American Football Team so my training was rigorous. I would run in the morning. Go to the gym for weight training at lunch time when the photography studio took its lunch break and I would train with the team at night.
I love models, they are carefree and do not limit themselves. My girlfriend was a Swedish Model who had been on several Vogue Covers. I left the fashion business at one point and decided to settle in New York City. I was dating a Dutch model at the time. I told her I had found a job in a fur company in the fur district in Manhattan. I told her they were paying me $ 27,000. She asked me, ' is that per week or per month?' ..... l i m i t l e s s .......