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Iconic 90’s supermodels you should know

The term “supermodel” started to gain rampant popularity in the 1990s, when certain models began to be seen as celebrities rather than simply another pretty face. Since the 1990s, supermodels have transformed the fashion world into the immensely wealthy industry that we know today.

Throughout the changing decades of iconic culture and fashion, the image of the supermodel has changed as well. Supermodels once bound by print and runway, have now leaked into film, tv shows, and music videos. Supermodels have challenged what it means to be a model and have showed the world that modeling is more than just posing for a camera.

Supermodels Today, have become celebrated icons and gems. These trendsetters have defined the cultural and fashion norms of modern society and have paved the way for models to be celebrated regardless of shape, size, and background.

While some supermodels have helped define the supermodel industry, other models have given the supermodel name the fresh face we recognize today. Young or old, these supermodels have broken down barriers in the fashion industry and have constantly challenged the preconceived stereotypes of the modeling world. Read on to find out about the crème de la crème of supermodels.

Iconic 90’s supermodels you should know

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Naomi Campbell

Campbell is an English model, actress, and singer. While Campbell was recruited at the young age of 15, overtime she established herself amongst the most recognizable models of the late 1980s and the 1990s. On top of her incredibly impressive super modeling career, she has also worked on R&B-pop music and has made several acting appearances in film and television.

 

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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum has done it all in the fashion/celebrity world. Klum is a German model, television personality, businesswoman, singer, fashion designer, author, television producer, and actress. As the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Klum has made a worldwide name for herself. She has most recently been involved with top TV shows such as Project Runway and America’s Got Talent.

 

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Tyra Banks

Banks is a supermodel, American television personality, actress, producer, businesswoman, and author. She began her career as a model at the age of 15 and was the first African American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. By the early 2000s, Banks was one of the world’s top-earning models and today is known best for her work on the hit TV show, America’s Next Top Model.

 

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Claudia Schiffer

Schiffer is one of the leading supermodels and has appeared on more than one thousand magazine covers. In fact, she holds the record for the model with the most magazine covers.

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Iconic 90’s supermodels you should know

Kate Moss

Moss is one of the most influential and iconic supermodels this world has ever seen. When she was 14, Moss was discovered in 1988 by Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Model Management, at JFK Airport in New York City. In the 1990s, Moss became famous due to her heroin chic fashion trend. She is best know for her collaborations with Calvin Klein and her waifish figure.

 

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Christy Turlington

Turlington is another iconic supermodel that you should definitely know about. She is an American model, charity-founder, campaigner, and filmmaker. In her career, Turlington has represented Calvin Klein and Maybelline. In 2013, Turlington was named one of Glamour‘s Women of the Year and, in 2014 was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

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