Why These 90s Supermodels Are Considered Legendary

Versace may have just won Milan Fashion Week. Along with its cavalcade of young, famous faces emerging on the runway, Donatella Versace had the audience astonished as she reunited “The Big Five” to end the SS18 show with a bang. Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Carla Bruni, and Helena Christensen proved to the fashion crowd that they still got it. The OG supermodels posed like Grecian goddesses in golden chainmail dresses as they were revealed behind the curtain. To round up the show-stopping presentation, they strutted down the runway hand in hand to George Michael’s “Freedom ’90,” recreating the same finale back in 1991. Versace’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection is a tribute to the late Gianni Versace as the Terrazza Triennale-held affair marks the 20th anniversary of his passing. Let’s took a look back at the legendary supermodels that reunited for the Versace finale:


Known as one of the last true supermodels, Naomi Campbell is the epitome of elegance and ferocity. The British beauty rose to international fame in 1987. To this day, she remains active in the industry–walking on major runway shows and doing grand campaigns. Her fierceness, powerful walk, and headstrong attitude are what established her as a symbolic figure in fashion.


    Many were heartbroken when the news broke that Cindy Crawford was retiring from modeling. However, the doe-eyed stunner remains to be the face of the 80s and the essence of womanly confidence. Her famous beauty mark was often airbrushed out of photos and was told to consider removing it, but she embraced what was called an ‘imperfection’ and made it her trademark. And who could forget the iconic Pepsi commercial she did in 1992?



The Dusseldorf-hailing bombshell became quite the global phenomenon after a trial shoot in Paris. Before she knew it, she was getting featured on French Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other major magazines. Today, Claudia still spends her time doing appearances and shoots. She recently launched her own clothing line, Claudia Schiffer Cashmere, as well as her own beauty line, Claudia Schiffer Makeup.


Before she married Nicolas Sarkozy and became the First Lady of France in 2008, Carla Bruni was a musician and a mainstay in European runways. She scored a Guess campaign in 1987 and from that moment, she soon became one of the highest-paid models in the industry. The Italian-born model also released records and participated in philanthropic efforts succeeding the height of her modeling career.


Along with Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen regularly graced the covers of fashion magazines and was one of the original Victoria’s Secret Angels. Among the four supermodels, the light-eyed Danish charmer seems to have the most post-modeling pursuits. Today, Helena is a photographer, humanitarian, and business woman–she created a vintage clothing line, perfumes, and a lingerie collection. See the supermodel reunion at Versace Spring/Summer 2018 below:

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