Justin Turner, representing Elite & Premier Ltd, outlining his client's case for an injunction said, "The agency represents many models who are household names such as Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Cambell and Linda Evangelista. I don't know if your Lordship is familiar with these models?"
"Do I need to be?" replied the judge.
"I don't think so," said Mr. Turner, perhaps wisely.
Mr Justice Harman was perplexed by the use of the word 'topless' in discussing glamour modelling.
"It means precisely the opposite," he was told.
This misuse of the word is, the judge said, is "remarkable - as if they had been cut off at the waist which is exactly what they do not mean".
"If you cut the top off, it wouldn't be very interesting - what's more they would be dead. It's clearly an abuse of language by the tabloids," he said.
Peter Victor, The Independent, Friday Nov 15th 1996