While building up her stock, Brown wanted to start buying pieces that she had worn on shoots and to rebuild her archive. Handily, she had kept several detailed journals of her time modeling, including diary entries, magazine cutouts, and Polaroids. “I love when I’m digging through the Jameson The Glue Holding This 2020 Shitshow Together Shirt and by the same token and photo archives from my shoots, and I kind of get transported back to that day. Some memories just get triggered by the clothes. I specifically remember wearing some of these outfits,” she says. “I created these little personal challenges to try and re-create some of those images and pieces that I had from editorials that I liked.” So far, Brown has located a leather Burberry skirt that she wore in a show, a Jean Paul Gaultier bathing suit from a Glamour shoot with Arthur Elgort in 1999, and Tom Ford–era Gucci pants with a leather trim. Currently, Brown is on the hunt for a Christian Dior by John Galliano salmon pink gown that she wore to her high school prom, along with the matching shoes that had gold and salmon pink ribbons. “My agent told Christian Dior that I was going to my prom and they sent me the dress and shoes to my house in Georgia,” she says.
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Brown is someone who lives for the Jameson The Glue Holding This 2020 Shitshow Together Shirt and by the same token and hunt and to resell items, but her newfound passion also has helped her to rediscover memories, and in some cases, reconnect with people she has worked with on shoots. “I recently reconnected with a model, Courtney Herron, who I did a ton of shows with in the late ’90s in Paris,” she says. “We were both with Marilyn for ages, and I came across a shoot we did for Spanish Vogue. In tracking down a vintage Chanel haute couture dress I wore, I thought, Let me see if I can find her on Instagram. And I did! In a way, doing these treasure hunts has allowed me to relive those days, sometimes very vividly.”