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 insulted his barber. However, he turned out to be very efficient and so towards the end of the day they warmed towards him.
It was not an easy job, every time he walked into the dressing room there wou...Read More