Super models class of 1990 back in vogue
Class of 1990 back in vogue
By Susannah Cahalan
Twenty years later and they still shouldn’t wake up for less than $10,000.
The hottest models of the ’90s — Naomi, Cindy, Christy, Linda and Tatjana — are all now in new ad campaigns and on the covers of magazines. And they’re all in their 40s.
“Put them up against their original covers from 20 years ago, and it’s the same. They really look the same!” said Corinne Nicolas, president of Trump Models, who worked with all five girls during her tenure at Elite Model Management.
“The fashion industry adored these girls,” added Avril Graham, Harper’s Bazaar executive fashion and beauty editor, and that they’re still being hired “is a clear signal that although they may be older, they still maintain their cool.”
Could it be that the hottest new faces are the oldest ones?
Last month, Cindy Crawford, 47, posed pants-less for Muse magazine, while Naomi Campbell, 43, stormed down the runway at Paris Fashion Week. In the last year, Linda Evangelista, 48, and Tatjana Patitz, 47, both landed Vogue spreads. Christy Turlington, 44 and the mother of two, even announced that she will be reprising her role as the face of the Calvin Klein underwear campaign this fall.
As author Michael Gross, who is currently at work on “Girls on Film,” a follow-up to his book “Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women,” puts it: “Christy Turlington was the prettiest girl in the world. She’s now the prettiest MILF in the world.”
The craze for these five girls heated up in January 1990 when photographer Peter Lindbergh hand-selected them to pose together on the cover of British Vogue. Inspired by the shot, singer George Michael cast them in his music video for “Freedom ’90.”
That same year, Evangelista famously told Vogue: “We have this expression, Christy and I: We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”
“They are iconic in a way that models have not been since,” Gross said. “They bored their way into our brains.”