It seems not all PROs are quite as in awe of celebrity as perhaps
they ought to be.
Lindley Baptiste’s client Gant USA is responsible for dressing the ITV
Euro 2000 football pundits and commentators, including such luminaries
as Des Lynam. A publicity photo-shoot meant that Baptiste (far left in
the photograph) was present to ensure everyone had their correct
As part of the shoot Baptiste was also to feature in some photos to be
sent to menswear magazines and to Gant USA stores.
On arrival he was told the shoot wasn’t going to be until 1pm, so our
Baptiste found himself a quiet corner and set about reading the day’s
newspapers. Unfortunately the shoot was brought forward and it turned
out that he had been keeping the rest of the team - including current
England manager Kevin Keegan - waiting.
And what gossip does Baptiste have after spending time in the company of
illustrious style gurus such as ’Big’ Ron Atkinson and Barry
He confesses to being more impressed with that latter-day demi-god Des
Lynam, confiding: ’You never see his legs move - he appears to be on