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7 Most Iconic Supermodels of All Time

7 Most Iconic Supermodels of All Time

The prominence of the fashion industry is ever-evolving and becoming more and more significant and interesting. Spending so much time on social media greatly influences our lifestyles, most especially when it comes to fashion. Admit it, you often get fashion inspo from the people you follow on Instagram, be it those influencers, celebrities, or supermodels. But before fashion content plagued Instagram, it was art for the elites.

The art of fashion became prominent through world-renowned designers such as Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Coperni – you name it. And of course, there are also lots of big names that keep the industry moving. Asidefrom these brands such as Anna Wintour, the editor of the celebrated fashion magazine, Vogue. But other than the people behind these brands are the figures who show off the masterpieces on the spotlight: the models.

Through the years, we have had a long list of supermodels whose names are unforgettable in the industry. And even today, it is a guarantee that anyone can name a supermodel they find stunning. The ones who eat up the runway and the ones who make our jaws drop. But out of all those stars, there are those who shine the brightest. And we are going to talk about them now.

Here are 7 of the most iconic supermodels of all time

  1. Shalom Harlow
Supermodel Shalom Harlow for Dior FW97.
Shalom Harlow for Dior FW97 | Photo via Getty Images

If you are a true fashion fanatic, you have most certainly heard of Shalom Harlow. Shalom is a Canadian beauty who stunned the world of fashion in the 90’s. Her incredible face and cat-like features and of course her iconic catwalk (that stuns even Anna Wintour), rose her to fame. She was the rebellious type on the runway. Shalom is a queen of facial expressions, partnered with a rather eccentric yet memorable catwalk.  At 49, she still charms the runway and the camera. Shalom Harlow is a timeless beauty and is definitely one of the greatest of all time.

  1. Naomi Campbell
Supermodel Naomi Campbell poses for Vogue.
Naomi Campbell for Vogue Magazine | Photo by Karim Sadli

Another Anna Wintour favorite. Naomi Campbell has one of the most distinguished names in the modeling industry. She is even considered as one of the names directly responsible for the term “supermodel.” Naomi worked her way to the top despite the racial discrimination she experienced in the industry. Her black beauty and her amazing catwalk that takes the runway by storm is an unforgettable history we’d always love to go back to.

  1. Gigi Hadid
Supermodel Gigi Hadid for Victoria's Secret.
Gigi Hadid for Victoria’s Secret | Photo via Getty Images

Possibly this generation’s most favorite muse, Gigi Hadid is one of the most successful names in the modern fashion industry. Because of her cat eyes and stunning facial features, she won the people’s gaze. Gigi on the runway is just superb, you could even say that she is on par with the 90’s powerhouse of supermodels. You can definitely expect her prominence to be celebrated as much as we do Shalom Harlow’s and Naomi Campbell’s.

  1. Bella Hadid
Supermodel Bella Hadid for Coperni SS23.
Bella Hadid for Coperni SS23 | Photo via Getty Images

The Hadid sister that won’t be outshined by anyone. Bella Hadid has proven herself in the industry as an incredibly amazing supermodel whose career will not fade with time. She has walked for all of the most celebrated fashion names in the industry with her Coperni performance being her best one as of yet. Bella’s cat-like features and amazing slender body always sets the runway on fire. Because of that, everyone is just literally obsessed with her. What an icon.

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  1. Vittoria Ceretti
Vittoria Ceretti for the Chanel Haute Couture SS19 | Photo by Olivier Saillant

“Italian model, Italian beauty.” Vittoria Ceretti is one of Donatella Versace’s favorite muse. Her distinguished Italian facial features and her smooth yet captivating walk is just unforgettable. Vittoria is a woman overflowing with elegance and confidence. She embodies every piece she wears, like a canvas absorbing a wonderful portrait. Vittoria Ceretti is also our favorite nepo baby. Because even though she is from a rich background, she has always displayed humility and proved her worth on the spotlight.

  1. Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündchen on the runway | Photo via Getty Images

Possibly the most powerful supermodel of all time. Gisele Bündchen or more commonly known as “Gisele,” is one of the top supermodels in the world and was the highest paid model for 15 years straight since 2002. Gisele is a Brazilian bombshell who dominated the runway representing a long list of fashion brands in awe of her amazing modeling skills. She was also everyone’s favorite Victoria’s Secret Angel during her 7 years working for the brand.

  1. Linda Evangelista
Linda Evangelista for Vogue Magazine | Photo by Steven Meisel

Linda Evangelista was one of the 90’s powerhouse of top supermodels. She was also one of the most paid models of her time. Linda was known for her famous iconic statement, “We don’t wake up for less than $10000 a day.” She carries the title of the “ultimate chameleon” of the fashion industry because of her amazing representation of pieces from countless fashion brands. The Canadian charisma is the face of over 700 magazine covers. Linda was one of the 90’s “Big 5” along with Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer.

These supermodels paved the way for the industry to prosper, and for modern fashion models to have a strong foundations for inspiration. Even though they have gone past their peak era, they still prove to be relevant foundations of the fashion and modeling industry and ultimately, the influence these supermodels have established shall age like fine wine, just like their timeless beauty.

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