"The first time I [met] Herb was on the set of Desperately Seeking Susan—and it's true, he put a pair of underwear on my head. I thought he was a real geek. I soon moved out to Los Angeles and ran into Herb again, and in his sweet, disarming way, he suggested that we work together again. I agreed to it and that was my real first, proper photo shoot. That's when I got 'Herbified.' [It] was the beginning of an incredibly long and fruitful working relationship. But it was also the beginning of a great friendship."
The book is Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour: A Photographer's Life and His World (Rizzoli, October 26, 2010) by Charles Churchward with a foreword by Ritts's male Madonna, Richard Gere.