Supermodels From the 80s and 90s, Then and Now


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The supermodels of the 1980s and 90s aptly fit the Robert Palmer song Simply Irresistible, even today. We still remember the era when we used to wait for the magazine covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar just to see how our favorite models looked and what they wore. Because of supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, and Cindy Crawford, the sales of these magazines and many other brands received an instant and unprecedented boost. 

And, these supermodels still reign supreme. In fact, they continued to rule the fashion industry well beyond the 2000s. Their presence was such that they could conveniently make or break any runway show. Their photographs on giant billboards were plastered in every nook and corner of the world. And collectively, these models determined the fashion and makeup trends that we all used to look up to, and the new-gen models take cues from. So, how do these supermodels from the last two decades of the twentieth century look today? Let’s find out. 


Cindy Crawford

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Cindy was most well-known for her iconic mole. The model with the lustrous literally owned the runway back in the 1980s. But don’t think that Cindy Crawford’s claim to fame was only the looks. She’s a highly intellectual model who received an academic scholarship to Northwestern University and was valedictorian high school. Cindy was the runner-up in a modeling contest when she was just 17, and that’s how her career got launched. By the 1990s, she was an established supermodel.

Cindy has appeared in tons of magazine covers throughout her career, was married to Richard Gere, and how can we forget the 1992 Pepsi ad. She worked for some of the biggest names in the fashion world and hosted MTV’s House of Style. Today, she’s married to Rande Gerber, while her daughter Kaia Gerber is a successful model. Crawford has launched her furniture line and a home goods line for J.C. Penny. She’s a spokesperson for Acqua Minerale and a cosmetics line called Meaningful Beauty.