Skip Nav
Olivia Palermo
Meet the 21 Best Dressed Women at Fashion Week
ashley graham
This Sexy New Swim Campaign Is About to Break the Internet
Valentine's Day
60 Gorgeous Lingerie Pieces You'll Actually Feel Sexy In

Which (Super)Models Are the Most Fab?

I'm just going to come out and say it: the supermodels of the '90s rule all. However, with the resurgence of old school models in Fall campaigns and the like, there was bound to be a backlash. For me, fashion is mostly fun and games, but there are some things I feel very strongly about. The esteem of the era of the supermodel is one of those things.

Both of these black-and-white groups are shot by Peter Lindbergh. The posse on the left, led by Naomi, Christy and Cindy was shot in 1989 for British Vogue. The youngins on the right, including Lily Donaldson, Catherine McNeil and Sasha Pivovarova, were in the most recent issue of Vogue Paris. Times have changed, huh? Often imitated, never to be duplicated, I think there is no comparison. But I'm biased — in 1989 I was a budding fashionista and these beautiful girls were my first idols. What say you?

Source and Source

Around The Web
A Look Back At The Model Moms That Have Posed With Their Kids In Vogue
James Corden Steals Cindy Crawford's Spotlight In This Pepsi Ad Parody
Christy Turlington's Evolution
Prada Resort 2013 | Pictures
Kaia Gerber Chrome Hearts Campaign Spring 2016
Social Media in the Fashion Industry
Christy Turlington's Perfect Skin on Set For Maybelline Ad

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
NillaWafer88 NillaWafer88 6 years
I love the new models. Sasha Pivovarova, Irina Lazareanu, Lily Cole, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Iekeliene Stange, Jessica Stam, Natalia Vodianova, and Tatyana Usova are just a few to name that are my favorites. I wish their names were brought more to light like the nineties models, though.
Nataliacosta Nataliacosta 6 years
The original supermodels of course!
satoriv satoriv 7 years
Divapupgirl : I miss Gemma. I believe she's taking a time off due to Heath Ledger's death. Hopefully Ali Michael will be on the catwalk next season, so far Philip Lim confirmed her... and she's Sasha is a supermodel xD
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
that's a great photo of the 'old ones'.. the new ones are very very pretty too but there don't seem to be any new well known supermodels since HEidi and Tyra's time. Oh, and Gisele... correct me if I am wrong.
rgrl rgrl 7 years
The Original girls had such distinct looks! The new girls don't really have their own look, I can't recognize them from one another. :zzz:
sldc sldc 7 years
I hate it when people pull the "I am too young to remember" card, because I know many of the models from the 1960s. If you were a teen when Kate ruled the catwalk, then you are about my age. I loved the supermodel era. The supermodels hit it big in 1988, but didn't stop walking that same year and Kate Moss hit it big in like 1993. The waifs may have been a new wave, but the other girls were hardly out-of-work nobodies by then.
sldc sldc 7 years
I hate it when people pull the "I am too young to remember" card, because I know many of the models from the 1960s. If you were a teen when Kate ruled the catwalk, then you are about my age.I loved the supermodel era. The supermodels hit it big in 1988, but didn't stop walking that same year and Kate Moss hit it big in like 1993. The waifs may have been a new wave, but the other girls were hardly out-of-work nobodies by then.
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 7 years
No one can replace the supermodels of the 90's. They were fierce :) Linda Evangelista is so beautiful and exotic looking. Cindy, Naomi, the one who married Edward Burns (can't think of her name now) Anyway, they were icons. I don't even know any of these new models. They only model clothes. 90's girls did everything. They were actually icons.
divapupgirl divapupgirl 7 years
satoriv, I agree with you on the names you've listed, although Sasha Pivovarova is considered one of the top models due to being Prada's ad campaign face for many seasons (including accesories and perfume lines as well). Where has Gemma disappeared to these days? It's nice to see Lily Cole reappear again after dabbling in acting. also, where is Ali Michaels in that picture? I mainly recognize her from her Teen Vogue days.
divapupgirl divapupgirl 7 years
satoriv, I agree with you on the names you've listed, although Sasha Pivovarova is considered one of the top models due to being Prada's ad campaign face for many seasons (including accesories and perfume lines as well). Where has Gemma disappeared to these days? It's nice to see Lily Cole reappear again after dabbling in acting. also, where is Ali Michaels in that picture? I mainly recognize her from her Teen Vogue days.
austerity austerity 7 years
I think the VS models represent today's 'supermodel', but other catwalk models have become dull and interchangeable. Gisele, Karolina, Heidi, Alessandra are surely worthy of the title..? All but Adriana Lima, I have never seen such a plain-looking girl being tagged supermodel. She really isn't, to my taste.
austerity austerity 7 years
I think the VS models represent today's 'supermodel', but other catwalk models have become dull and interchangeable. Gisele, Karolina, Heidi, Alessandra are surely worthy of the title..? All but Adriana Lima, I have never seen such a plain-looking girl being tagged supermodel. She really isn't, to my taste.
onetwoeight onetwoeight 7 years
New girls cannot even match the grace and sexuality that the old school models had. Today's models are all about 'normal girls with interesting features' or whatever they call it but the models of the 90s were beautiful regardless! Old-school wins, hands down.
designerel designerel 7 years
i will echo everyone else and say originals. they have much more distinct features from each other and don't look like a group of starved robots. i don't even know the names of any of the new models.
lovestoned84 lovestoned84 7 years
Britneylb, I totally agree with you. I need some color!
mtothawhat mtothawhat 7 years
Originals, hands down.
mtothawhat mtothawhat 7 years
Originals, hands down.
sibalc sibalc 7 years
Nobody can ever ever ever top the originals
emalove emalove 7 years
The originals, of course!!!
watereatsrock watereatsrock 7 years
The original girls!! The new ones all look the same! there is a major lack of diversity (in many areas). The fashion industry is dead.
liaochiling liaochiling 7 years
Thats true. Nobody can replace "the classic beauties"
robinesque robinesque 7 years
Old school!
mommie mommie 7 years
I don't see that any of the "new" crop are that good too look at. I voted for the Old crop but looking at them, eh!!!
mommie mommie 7 years
I don't see that any of the "new" crop are that good too look at.I voted for the Old crop but looking at them, eh!!!
Latest Fashion
X