Gail Percy. When Gail was a grad student at Berkeley in anthropology, she was doing her dissertation research in Tunisia (she speaks both French and Arabic.) When she needed to make money she’d return to Paris and model. For a time her face was on billboards all over France. This portrait by Tom O’Neal from her modelling portfolio had been used in a display outside a salon in Washington DC. This is the photo that would stop me in my tracks, all those years before we met.