The tennis stars will be out in full force tonight.
Maria Sharapova is making a personal appearance this evening at Bloomingdale’s, where she’ll sign autographs and pose for pictures from 6 to 7 p.m. The tennis star is promoting her new pop-up shop at Bloomingdale’s featuring candy, treats and other confections. The shop, called Sugarpova, will be up through Sept. 14.
Meantime, across town, Rafael Nadal will be doing a question-and-answer at Macy’s Herald Square tonight at 5:30 p.m., with Tommy Hilfiger to promote Hilfiger’s new fragrance line, TH Bold.
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The legendary funnyman was known for interviewing many models early on in their careers. Among those who have passed through the hallowed halls of the Ed Sullivan Theatre: Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen, Cindy Crawford, and Claudia Schiffer. These clips from the early ’80s and ’90s prove that in addition to being drop dead gorgeous, these supermodels are whip-smart, offering tart retorts to Letterman’s friendly jabs.
Turlington hit the show right after shooting an underwear commercial for Calvin Klein. The then-24-year-old told Letterman that she’d like to go back to school and become a writer someday when she retires from modeling. She went back to school indeed, but Turlington is still in hot demand today in fashion.
Naomi Campbell had a laugh with Letterman in 1995 when he noted that no one helped the supermodel up after a royal tumble on the runway in mile-high platform shoes.
A shy Cindy Crawford hit Letterman right after she famously signed on with Revlon. She told the host she went to college to become a chemical engineer, to which he responded, “Chemical engineers tend to be good looking?”
A 22-year-old Claudia Schiffer was full of zingers. When Letterman asked if Prince Albert of Monaco had proposed marriage, she played coy and teased that she had heard gossip that Letterman had an affair with Princess Diana.