Model and actress Lorelei Shellist has written an autobiography chronicling her journey from teenage runaway to runway model.
Runway Runaway “takes readers on a breathless journey around the globe with a backstage pass to high fashion, true romance, and rock and roll from some of the biggest names in the business.”
The book details Shellist’s life from a runaway at age 15 to the catwalks of Paris as a top model for designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Yves St. Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene, Ralph Lauren, Gian Franco Ferre and Giorgio Armani.
Shellist was 24 when she met Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark, whom she calls “the love of my life.” Of their first meeting she writes, “Our attraction was surreal and intoxicating. He had an ardor about him that reminded me of a peacock spreading its feathers. It was love at first sight. I didn’t know anything about him other than the fact that he played in an English rock group that had just been on tour in America.”
“At that moment” she says, “I could not have cared less if he were a street-sweeper; something about him just stole my heart.”
Clark died of an accidental overdose in 1991, which Shellist says was a result of “living on the other side of glamour.”
The book release date is November 25.
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