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Model World: The ’90s Supermodel

They didn't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day - these '90s icons ruled not only the runway but the cultural zeitgeist too
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There's a good reason these leggy and lissome beauties are called the Supers - the catwalk queens and cover girls of the '90s were more than models, they were celebrities in their own right. Fronted by Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, and later on Kate Moss, this larger-than-life model pack transformed models from mere clothes hangers to household names. 

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Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington

A former Miss Teen Niagara from Canada, Linda Evangelista was called the chameleon of the modelling industry, known for being able to pull off pretty much any look. At the peak of her career she was a muse to fashion photographer Steven Meisel, as well as numerous designers like Gianni Versace and Karl Lagerfeld, and posed for more than 700 magazine covers. 

With her plump pout and a reputation for being one of the nicest people in fashion, it's no wonder Christy Turlington has been called the 'Face of the 20th Century'. Of herself and Christy, Linda Evangelista once famously said that they "don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day". 

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Discovered in their teens, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Moss went on to rule the hearts and runways of the '90s. After all, there's no one quite like Naomi who, even at 49, continues to lend star power to shows like Saint Laurent and Versace with her celebrated sashay. And who can forget the ethereal face of Kate Moss? For almost 3 decades Moss has been an ubiquitous presence in fashion, from her first campaign with Calvin Klein to her latest turn as the face of Giorgio Armani. 

George Michael - Freedom! ’90

The Supers were celebrities before the term became a norm. There's famous and then there's famous, and these lissome beauties are firmly in the latter category.

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