The “Golden Five” 90s Supermodels and Their Contributions to Fashion
The 90s supermodels had world recognition, received colossal fees, and collaborated with leading designers and world-famous brands. The media actively covered their careers and personal lives on the front of magazine covers and newspapers.
Since the 70s, fashion shows became more and more renowned, the models graced massive catwalks, and the audience consisted of celebrities and journalists. The media spotlighted not only the designer collection itself but also the names of the models, contributing to the fact that the girls became celebrities whose careers grew far beyond the catwalks.
Read on, and you will learn about the “Golden Five” fashion models of the ’90s, which we know as supermodels.
The 90s supermodels were born
Many have claimed to have invented the term “supermodel,” but we know the word was first used by model agent Clyde Matthews in 1943 in his manual for novice models, “So You Want to Be A Model!”
Many years later, the supermodel word was getting thrown around. In 1968, Glamour magazine covers showcased 19 girls as supermodels, among whom was the famous Twiggy, imitated by millions of girls worldwide.
Who invented the word “Supermodel”?
In 1979 American model Janice Doreen Dickinson said that she invented and first used the word “supermodel,” combining the words “model” and “superwoman” speaking about herself.
Despite this, fashion historians credit Lisa Fonssagrives for being the first Supermodel and gracing fashion magazine covers such as Vogue.
The ’80s were here, and the word supermodel was getting increasingly popular in the fashion world.
High-profile supermodels 90’s!
In the early 90s, everything changed, and models from your favorite magazine covers became celebrity models!
No one yet had reached the heights of the “Golden five” supermodels of the 90s: Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, and Tatjana Patitz.
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