Supermodels – The Originals

This is a tribute to the true supermodels, the models for which the term was invented!

The defining year and turning point for models and fashion was 1990 when the combined power, beauty and influence of 5 women created such an impression on the world that a new word was coined especially for them: supermodel. 1990 began with a January British Vogue cover presenting five of the top modeling stars of the era hand-picked and photographed by Peter Lindbergh. The now famous cover created such a stir, pop star George Michael cast the same five models in his music video for his international hit song, “Freedom! ’90.” The five models were Naomi Campbell,Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Tatjana Patitz. In 1990, their status as top models ended and a new era for the supermodel began. Each attained world-wide fame and fortune, sharing covers of all the international editions of Vogue, walking the catwalks for the world’s top designers, and becoming known by their first names alone. Later in the nineties Claudia Schiffer was added to the list of the original supermodels.

I am a nineties girl and these were my superstars!

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