Monday, 14 March 2011

Celebrating real supermodels

Claudia Schiffer, Gianna Versace, Christy Turlington & Yasmeen Ghauri
As a kid my mom had a book on Versace. It was a retrospective; pages and pages of beautiful models in beautiful Versace clothing and I adopted it as my own. I would spend hours in our study, combing through this incredible database of what I called 'barbie dolls' in the likes of Yasmeen Ghauri, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington.

Of course looking back they look nothing like barbie dolls, but seeing how someone so beautiful could be transformed (just like a Barbie), through clothing, little hair and make up and a fantastic photo shoot, opened my eyes. The aesthetics of it all really excited me and these models brought the clothing to life. 

I woke up this morning thinking about the photos in my old book and decided I needed to dig them up, so here is a small selection, celebrating the incredible supermodels of the 90s on the Versace runway. They just don't make them like this anymore.

Yasmeen Ghauri
Claudia Schiffer
Helena Christensen

Linda Evangelista
Naomi Campbell


Haute World said...

Oh man, do I miss that era. I was just a kid then too, but those models were larger than life. It's strange how stunning looks have been replaced by gawkier more androgynous models now. I'm glad that some of these girls are still working the runway today though.

Inese said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment!

Thanks for posting this, I love Naomi and others from this era!

Following you now, follow me back:)

Inese xx

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