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The Original Supermodels Reconnect After 30 Years

By Orgesta Tolaj


15 August 2023

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Cindy, Christy, Linda, and Naomi – the supermodels that don’t need their last names mentioned to be recognized. The fashion icons that have led the fashion world from the late 80s to mid-90s have recently reunited for a shoot after 30 years, and fans could not be any happier.

Their influence and impact on the modeling world are definitely immeasurable. These four women not only redefined the standards of beauty but also played a crucial role in shaping the fashion industry as we know it today.

The Impact of the Original Supermodels

Cindy Crawford, known for her distinctive mole above her lip and her all-American charm, was a ubiquitous presence on magazine covers, runway shows, and ad campaigns. Her versatility as a model allowed her to seamlessly transition between high fashion and commercial modeling, making her a household name and a true supermodel.

Christy Turlington, with her regal features and graceful aura, became synonymous with sophistication and elegance. She is perhaps best remembered for working with the fashion house Calvin Klein, especially for her appearances in the brand’s iconic fragrance campaigns.

Linda Evangelista was known for her chameleon-like ability to transform her appearance, earning her the nickname “chameleon” in the industry. Her willingness to experiment with different looks and hairstyles showcased her versatility and creative spirit. Her famous quote, “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day” has become legendary and captured the extravagance of the supermodel era.

Naomi Campbell, recognized for her fierce runway presence and unparalleled confidence, broke barriers as one of the first black supermodels to achieve international success. She paved the way for greater diversity in the fashion world and remains an influential figure in the industry.

The Iconic September Vogue Cover

The original supermodels, a quartet of iconic figures in the fashion world, are featured on the cover of Vogue’s highly anticipated September issue. This marks a significant moment as the September issue is traditionally seen as the most crucial edition of the magazine. The models have reunited to promote their upcoming Apple+ TV docuseries titled “The Super Models,” which will explore their remarkable ascent to fame in the late 1980s. The cover photo, taken by Rafael Pavarotti, captures the models on a runway and will be used for both the American and British September issues.

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The models, who are now in their fifties, will also star in the documentary, reflecting on their influential era of the late 80s and early 90s. The feature sheds light on their experiences during that time, including their involvement in George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90” music video and the Versace fashion show finale. The models candidly discuss the changes that fame brought to their lives, with Naomi Campbell sharing her journey through recovery and the challenges that came with being in the spotlight.

The Styling Behind the Cover

Edward Enninful, the current editor-in-chief of British Vogue, curated the stylish Vogue covers. However, he is set to transition from his role in March, moving to a new position at Condé Nast as Vogue’s global creative and cultural advisor, as well as an editorial advisor at British Vogue. Enninful is strongly considered as a potential successor to Anna Wintour at US Vogue whenever she departs, a connection highlighted by his Editor’s Letter in the September issue.

This reunion not only celebrates the individual achievements of Cindy, Christy, Linda, and Naomi but also pays tribute to the era they helped shape. It reflects the nature of fashion, where trends and influences from the past often resurface and inspire new generations. As the fashion industry continues to evolve, these supermodels remind us of the power of icons to transcend time and maintain their relevance, leaving a mark on the world of style and beauty.

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