When 18 year old Damon Yates applied for a Saturday job at a fashionable women’s store he didn’t quite know what he was in for. Annette DuBois, the owner, born in Chicago but who had a distinct French accent, would have preferred a girl for the job but Damon’s father was her therapist and so she felt kind of obligated.
“This job is for a gopher.” Annette explained, “Saturday is always our Fashion Show Day and my models work very hard, so when they need anything – you go-for-it – whether it’s coffee, hairspray or they need help with getting a dress on. Do you understand?”
Damon nodded, “Yes – I understand perfectly.”
The models were not particularly impressed with Damon on that first day, he was skinny, wore thick glasses and his hair looked like as though he’d ins...Read More