The ‘90s gave way to a select group of iconic girls who epitomized the time, leaving their mark on fashion and made modelling famous. ‘The Original Supermodels,’ Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson and Naomi Campbell ruled the fashion world and dominated the runway during the ‘90s and are still wearing the crown two decades on. Their natural beauty and killer bods took them to the top during the birth of the supermodel, but it is their brains, personality and professionalism that has kept them there, cementing their positions as fashion icons and ambassadors.
Karl Largerfeld once explained that the iconic ‘90s supermodels are in fact a hybrid brand, making their natural beauty deliciously popular and relatable even today. “Time makes them sometimes even more interesting”, Lagerfeld stated. “I work with them because they are great and right even for this moment. They are still young women with nice faces and great personal, modern style.”
“They are, and stay, irreplaceable.”-Karl Lagerfeld.
The early ‘90s was boom time for models, as the world woke up to the power of advertising. It was the age of healthy, natural beauty, the kind that lasts. As stunning today as they were when they dubbed the title, ‘Supermodel,’ the original eight have a unique quality, making them impossible to forget and tough competition even in today’s fashion world. In Donatella Versace's wise words, "Being the original in any field gives you a very special and enduring cachet.”
The Original Supermodels, Claudia, Eva, Helena, Linda, Christy, Cindy, Elle and Naomi, their beauty is everlasting and without them the fashion world would not be the same.