A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 9, 1981

Life in the fashion fast lane is a farrago of pomp and perspiration, champagne and missed meals, glamour and 1 hour workdays. To interview Supermodel Brooke Shields for this week's cover story, TIME Show Business Correspondent Martha Smilgis tracked the high school sophomore through two weeks of stroboscopic contrasts, from a film festival in the Philippines to Rome, where Shields starred in Valentino's spring-summer showing. Along the way were elegant dinners of suckling pig and mango pudding with President Ferdinand Marcos at Malacanang Palace in Manila, a cruise with Mrs. Imelda Marcos on...

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