'It was my eighteenth birthday!' says Elson of the Vogue Italia cover with Meisel and Pat McGrath. 'The shoot that put my career on the map. It was the first time a photographer said 'Do what you want. Play!' I thought, 'I really love this man. He's seen me.''
Elson also discusses the early days of her modelling career ('Doing run-of-the mill haircare, living in a model apartment with twelve other girls') and recalls the decision to dye her hair to it's now signature shade of red; 'When a model walks in and has something distinctive, even if its just a spirit, its much more alluring.'