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by bervin cheong
An early photo showing supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford. - Photo credit: Peter Lindbergh.
faces of an inimitable era that rocked the fashion world.
OVER the years spanning 1990 and 1999, the fashion industry saw the rise of several famous models indeed. Hailed as mega-celebrities, these photogenic favourites ruled the scene – gracing covers of magazines, as well as making a mark on runways.
Here’s a look at eight women – plus one man, who made it real big in front of the camera during the ‘90s.
Now, who could ever forget that mole of hers? While there is no dismissing the fact that Crawford stood out too, the beauty mark above her lip was a legend in itself. In 1995, Forbes magazine crowned the model – not the mole, mind you – the highest paid on the planet. Such was Crawford’s influence in the industry, which resulted in her ubiquitous presence in numerous lifestyle brand campaigns.
“We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day,” – or so, that is what Evangelista once said when joking about being part of the more renowned models of her day. Together with Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, they comprised a triumvirate that was dubbed “The Trinity” of ‘90s supermodels. All three (including two others, Tatjana Patitz and Cindy Crawford) were even featured in a George Michael music video for his song Freedom 90.
Patitz was originally part of a group of supermodels of 1990s, who like her, managed to expand their ideals of beauty through unexpected influence and success. She however, eschewed fame and was known to prefer living a quiet life. For instance, Patitz claimed California as her home base, instead of the more glitzy fashion capitals like New York and Paris.
Vanderloo first moved to New York in 1994 to be a Calvin Klein fragrance model. Soon after that though, he was booked as the as face-and body-of Hugo Boss’ couture and ready-to-wear lines. He is apparently one of the first men to appear on the cover of Marie Claire in 1996. At some point in the '90s, it was reported that Vanderloo was doing 50 shows every fashion week too. As testament to his good looks, Vanderloo is still currently a sought-after model.
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