At age 16, Jerry Hall was staying at a hostel on the French Riviera when she was discovered sunbathing on a Saint Tropez beach by fashion agent Claude Haddad. She moved to Paris where she shared an apartment with singer Grace Jones (who at that time was also a model) and immersed herself in the Parisian nightlife, often performing risqué cabaret acts in clubs and parties with Jones. Soon after, she moved in with fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and her modelling career began.
Jerry Hall, Antonio Lopez and Grace Jones.
Snapshots by Antonio Lopez
Antonio with her muse and close friend in Jamaica, 1975
Antonio & Jerry Hall photographed by Norman Parkinson for Vogue UK, 1975
Eija Vehka Aho, Juan Ramos, Jacques de Bascher, Karl Lagerfeld and Antonio Lopez. In 1969 Antonio Lopez moved to Paris along with Juan Eugene Ramos (his partner in business and life) and was an associate of Karl Lagerfeld
Antonio, Lagerfedl and “Halstonette” Pat Cleveland in Paris, 1970
Invitation for Karl Lagerfeld, 1983
Karl Lagerfeld designs illustrated by Antonio
Karl Lagerfeld for Chloé, circa 1983
Karl Lagerfeld in a Mankini. Snapshot by Antonio Lopez