“I looked like a boy.” she said recently from her hotel in Spain, where she had just finished changing from ensemble to ensemble while opening up the Spanish fashion shows and had finally settled on a hotel robe. “It’s true. It’s so true, because when I was little I was a tomboy, and basically if you look at the photos I am aboy.” By high school, when she wore Nikes, jeans, and plain T-shirts and. in her words, “never put a skirt on,” this look was accentuated by the fact that she was, like her father (a legendary player from the Red Army’s basketball team), very tall. Then, one day. after checking in at the age of fifteen at the local Czech modeling.agency, she got a call and got into an airplane for the first time in her life, flew to Milan, sat down before Miuccia Prada.