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Someone Asked Marc Jacobs Muse Tati if She Was "From the Streets"

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Argentinian model Tatiana Cotliar may be Marc Jacobs' newest muse, but it wasn't an easy road to the top. In an interview with the British Telegraph, Cotliar talks about her upbringing in Buenos Aires—her father is an economist and her mother a psychoanalyst: "She is very Freudian and crazy. She has orange hair like Vivienne Westwood. But she is super-cool," she says—and her ascent up the fashion ladder, which culminated in opening Jacobs' fall-winter show in New York this past February.

Cotliar claims she can't walk: "I walk terrible!" she tells the Telegraph. "I move my hands a lot when I talk, but when I walk down the runway I feel like my arms are stuck to my sides." She loves Sonic Youth and The Ramones. And the anecdote that stuck with us the most: people at Marc Jacobs' show thought she was a street urchin.

'It was not very nice,' she says. 'The girls at Marc's show looked at me differently. People were like, "Who are you?" After the show a journalist asked me, "Are you from the streets?" Because, of course, Marc pulls people in from the streets. I said, "No, I am a model."'
· Tati Cotliar: lights, camera, action [Telegraph UK]