It’s official: the golden era of fashion, golden days of models and modeling is making a statement-comeback this fall.
With some of the heaviest names of the nineties catwalk as spokefaces for some of the heaviest brands, the supermodels still rule the game: Eva Herzigova for Louis Vuitton (photographed by Mert and Marcus), Claudia Schiffer for Chanel (photographed by Karl Lagerfeld) and Salvatore Ferragamo (photographed by Mario Testino), Christy Turlington for Escada (photographed by Patrick Demarchelier), Linda Evangelista for Prada (photographed by Steven Meisel), Stephanie Seymour for Loewe (photographed by Steven Klein), Amber Valetta for Dsquared (photographed by Steven Meisel), David Yurman fragrance (photographed by Peter Lindbergh).
It’s good news or bad news?
These women are awesome. Thank goodness we get a break from the celebrities.
This is very good news, because all the celebs and a lot of the models today don’t have any personality. These woman especially Christy T. have it all. For all woman which are a little bit older this have to be a relieve, not the kids/models of 16 or 18 but grown up woman which they can compare themself with and can be an example for them. Fashion isn’t only meant for the younger ones, but more for the older ones, The kids can’t allow the pricetags of the dressess etc, the succesful (business) woman can.
Some of these women are great models. But fashion today drives on fast fashion and hypes. This is one of them until now in my opinion. Only time will tell if this is a change lots of people are waiting for.
We’ll see what the coming up S/S Fashion Weeks will show us: again the skinny teens or women……
At least it’s a change. And I guess it’s their last few years of modeling celebrity. After 40s they can go for jewelry, watches, maybe shoes or purses. And that’s about it (of course, besides the regular photoshop-makeup-advertising). I like Christy as well. I would have loved seeing Nadja, maybe a little Linda too… A bit of “freedom 90” revisited.
I did or do love Nadja too and Tatjana Patitz as well. Of course it’s a change at least. I’ve always loved Christy too. Linda is though in the Prada ad campaigns soon. So she’s around.
But I think these women can still do clothes, not only accessories. We women are not dead after 40 if we are lucky of course and can live until 80 or longer! I am not exactly looking forward to the granny clothes…..brrrrr…
(no offense, it was “model-talk”. The same way they preferred teens for models, they won’t settle for normal, real women, women with flaws to represent high fashion. And as far as age-oriented-clothes go, I feel just the same – it’s all in the wearer’s taste. I would never settle for some ugly bad made clothes just because they’re in my age range)
oh, Tatjana, I forgot to mention her previously! And she was such a presence!
Kpriss they are re-discovered, okay it’s only for a few years that they will do ads and sometimes edits. Actually this is a slap in the face of the young models of today. The biggest problem they have is that they don’t have any personality, they are promoted by their agencies but no one in the world outside the industry knows who is Daria Werbowy, Agyness Deyn, Sasha P. and so on. If they see an ad of Linda E. or Cindy C. or my beloved Christy T. they remember her name and say yes I know that woman, simply said. Adriana has right we will see again the skinny and young models on the catwalk, but they never will achieve what Linda Spierings or Karen Mulder or whatever model achieved. And that’s respect for what they did during their career.
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Arnoldo Valerio on 05.30.08 at 1:16 am
“This is very good news, because all the celebs and a lot of the models today don’t have any personality. These woman especially Christy T. have it all.”
I’m not aware of Christy T’s ‘personality’. Her modelling hasn’t really allowed for this. We know something about Naomi Campbell’s personality due to all the legal turmoil she’s found herself in – enough said – but Christy’s? Or the other supers? We know that Kate Moss loves partying, bad boys and cocaine – that’s a kind of window on her personality but it has been indicated by her actions rather than her professional photo shoots.
I would have to say that today’s celebrities can’t help but thrust and tweet their personalities upon us. Christy and the rest of the supers were silent beauties. Where’s the tangible personality?
The supers were never personalities…. they were NAMES. A name is not a personality. It’s true that Daria Werbowy or Agyness Deyn are far from being household names but this doesn’t mean they’re not as fabulous as the supers ever were.
They were personalities, totally different to today.
“We know that Kate Moss loves partying, bad boys and cocaine – that’s a kind of window on her personality but it has been indicated by her actions rather than her professional photo shoots.”
That’s the dumb press you are following, if you ever followed things beyond that, it’ obvious she is more than that.
“It’s true that Daria Werbowy or Agyness Deyn are far from being household names but this doesn’t mean they’re not as fabulous as the supers ever were.”
They aren’t as interesting in their photo’s but I think it may have to do with the times, where a lot is interchangable.
Lola, “the dumb press we following”…hmm….last week I saw photos of Naomi Campbell’s charity fashion show for Haiti in London. (I also viewed some footage.) But Kate has lost her allure for the catwalk completely while Naomi has not lost a thing! The woman looked breathtaking beautiful and has all of her model quality in tact. She still beat easily many, many younger models.
Kate though has her only her great bone structure and her ability to pose. The enhancement of the photos does the rest to make her look that great.
Naomi is not very versatile but Kate is and looks splendid, aswell as interesting, in most of her editorial’s. I don’t care if she has lost her allure for the catwalk (catwalk has lost its allure to begin with, many boring, underaged models with no presence), she’s one of the best models alround.
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