Kate Moss should have been the anti-supermodel,
but her arrival onto the scene in the 90s heralded
the waif look
and changed fashion’s aesthetic forever.
As one of the most eponymous models in recent memory,
Moss is still hard at work and strutting her stuff on the catwalk.
American model Cindy Crawford was and still is the fashion world’s girl, with her charming personality and trademark mole.
Her lean, athletic body type, made her an instant favourite among designers and in contrast to over-the-top glitz of the previous decade, her fresh-faced beauty set the tone for the clean, pared down look that is minimalism today.
As one of the original six, Naomi Campbell revolutionized the catwalk at the height of the 90s supermodel era.
Her rock-hard, yet feminine curvy body type and perfect bone structure was sought after countless times throughout the decade, paving the way and being the leading example for many models of colour to enter into the industry.
10 Models Who Changed Fashion Forever
A leading activist for diversity on the catwalk.
Iman is a role model to young girls everywhere and has proved beauty comes in all skin tones, which eventually inspired the launch of a namesake cosmetic line that made products available to a wide spectrum of skin shades.
Andrej Pejic was surrounded by a lot of controversy for his gender-bending androgynous look.
After walking in both Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs shows, and appearing in countless campaigns and magazine covers, Pejic redefined androgyny with his soft feminine features that could be transformed at the drop of a hat.
After a closely cropper haircut catapulted her to supermodel stardom, Linda Evangelista formed the trinity alongside Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington.
Known for her infamous remark of not getting out of bed for less than $10,000, she’s the muse of fashion photographer Steven Meisel and has appeared on
over 600 magazine covers.
An icon of the 60s,
Twiggy’s large doe eyes, long mascara-coated lashes and waif-like frame defined the era.
Her leggy androgynous look became the ideal mannequin for mod fashion and is still referenced today on the runway
and in editorials.
Brazilian born exotic beauty Gisele Bundchen isthe first
of the curvaceous bunch bombshells to hail from Brazil.
Her discovery led to a trend of new fresh faces being discovered south of the border and she continues
her reign as a supermodel.
After successfully transitioning from the catwalk to reality television, Tyra Banks has built a TV empire allowing women (and now men) a chance to live out their dreams as
America’s Next Top Model.
Tyra’s strong, striking features made her an unconventional beauty that showcased a new, different vision of beauty
not yet seen on the runway.