Natasha Poly is a pro as far as posing—and makeup—are concerned, but that wasn’t always the case. While the model can list Gucci, Balmain, Prada, and an endless number of Vogue covers on her résumé, in the latest edition of Fashion Firsts, she reminds us that every successful journey hits a few bumps in the road.
Poly says that she was excited on the set of her very first French Vogue shoot, when she was just 18 years old—and apparently a smidgen too excited. "You’re smiling too much,” she remembers Steven Meisel saying to her. Of course, Poly got the shot in the end, not to mention she reached a huge career milestone when that final issue on French Vogue, with her face on the cover, landed in her hands. Watch on above as she recalls this major moment in her career.