What are the supermodels

Icons of the nineties: that's what supermodels do today

Was your dream woman or idol one of the "Big Six" named top models: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer or Kate Moss? Then you are probably a nineties kid. But what does such a supermodel from the time of Tamagotchi, Gameboy and cassette recorder do today? And how did the ideals of beauty hold up?

The nineties: models become stars

You earn millions in fees that make even movie stars jealous and enchant the catwalk with fashion from world-famous fashion designers. And even with fashion magazines such as "Vogue" or "Elle" there is no cover without a supermodel. With the beginning of the nineties they can do even more: Top models like Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista get hold of film roles or appear in music videos.

The supermodel in the junkie look

As a counter-reaction to the all-round healthy-looking supermodels, the "heroin chic" followed in the mid-1990s. Now the look with pale skin and especially small dimensions is popular and the skinny model Kate Moss becomes its icon. The spindly British woman is celebrating a meteoric rise and despite her unsteady lifestyle is booked by all the major fashion agencies. The slimming mania triggered by her fame continues to this day: Keyword "Size Zero" ...

The fashion icons today

Many a former supermodel can still be seen trying to walk on the screen. Others sing semi-professionally, have their own fashion magazines or are mothers and have become calmer. Most of them still have one thing in common, which is simply being beautiful.