A lot has changed in the world of fashion since the era of (true!) supermodels. Note: This golden period began in 1990, with the era-defining Vogue cover of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patitz- photographed by Peter Lindbergh. This cover created such an impression on the fashion world that they came to embody the term “supermodel”.
Lindbergh achieved to portray these women to appear magical using his relaxed black-and-white photograph style. They were exuding natural beauty, smiling easily at the camera and embodied the new woman for the new decade.
In September 2015, Vogue Italy released 22 photographs from the reunion shoot (oh yes, Peter did it again). In a video The Reunion, you can watch the behind-the-scenes footage and experience a bit of magic on the beach set. Both photographs and video are black-and-white (no kidding!) and they feature the following supermodels: Cindy Crawford, Nadja Auermann, Tatjana Patitz, Eva Herzigova, Karen Alexander and Helena Christensen.
Lindbergh selected some his favourite supermodel muses from the past. All of them look as stunning as they did back in the day, proving once again that supermodels simply don’t age like the rest of us. At the same time, they demonstrate that some faces are made for the camera – and get better with age. The group remains iconic for a reason.
(Vogue Italy, September 2015)