Self-proclaimed "weirdo" admitted taking drugs in 1993 - Kristen McMenamy interview
The Chanel show in Paris featured several "supermodels" - including, according to fashion media, Kristen McMenamy.
Kristen had become the top NYC model biz face by 1995/96 - a US Vogue covergirl, she was a failure when it came to matching the popular appeal of the "true" supermods, and you will be hard-pressed to find anyone outside NYC remembering her.
She disappeared along with most hip NYC biz waifs from the mid-90s(a few, like Amber Valletta, were resurrected after 1998) and surfaced again in the recent Prada show in Milan. Those who find S Meisel a little too predictable suspected what was coming up after Guinevere Van Seenus was "recalled"...
Kristen's inclusion in the Chanel show, after the Prada opening, is an effort by AW and Co to rehabilitate her - as to why she went AWOL, the following may provide some clues - remember, that was "heroin chic" time, and the Face was one of the influential publications which promoted hard drug use as fashionably hip
THE FACE - UK
Aug 1993 KRISTEN McMENAMY by Lucie Young (full post here)