Supermodels – A League Of Their Own Vanity Fair September 2008

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I was waiting for this. I bet everyone was. And even if the cover doesn’t feature the supermodels, the goodies lay inside.

It’s like a wine getting better with age – the six wonders that not only the connaisseurs appreciate go Vanity Fair in September for our eyes delight. Even if fashion photography doesn’t really embrace the smile as a common used pose, the six supers are all smiling wide in the first picture from the editorial. As much as I would’ve appreciated it, I still find them artificial. The only one with a semi-natural smile is Naomi (more after the jump)

Supermodels Vanity Fair September 2008

Going further, the second photo with half of the girls almost naked: what to make of it? Why not get them all to undress? Is there a secret code to the story and we’re not aware of? Why do you think they made them pose like this? How does this all make you feel?

Supermodels A League Of Their Own Vanity Fair September 2008

Beyond everything, though, these girls were the powerforce driving models to the glam status in the nineties! There wasn’t anything they couldn’t do once they set their pretty heads to it! – Linda Evangelista even prides herself with being the one who launched Mario Testino’s career, with a Vogue Germany cover!

Supermodels wearing lace Vanity Fair 2008

The grand Janice Dickinson is the one who allegedly came up with the ‘supermodels’ name and if we’re to judge only by the power they had on the Fashion Industry at the time, the 10-or-so girls who dominated the runway and the magazines were really ‘super’ models. They stood out for eachother and knew how to raise their worth and their fun!

Supermodels story Vanity Fair magazine

Besides the 6 beauties rounded up by Testino here, there were also: Helena Christensen, Carla Bruni, Elle Macpherson, Veronica Webb and Kate Moss. All keep their glam crown up to these days and will continue to do so fiercely and proudly!


#1 Adriana on 08.01.08 at 6:16 am

How does this make me feel? How fast and much fashion photography has changed in not that long! This photos looks now old fashioned though more friendly even their smiles are not really naturel. Naomi does even look cute!
I’ve no clue why the girls are not all naked? Maybe they got a choice to do what they did like?

Is that grouchy-dark-gloomy look which we see today au-natural?

#2 Ellington on 08.02.08 at 9:09 am

How does it make me feel?
Well The some of them nude photo brings to mind Greek goddesses posing.
Naomi never seems to pass up a chance to go nude! I could just imagine her saying “I’ll do it!!” even before the question was asked! They all look nice. They’re Back… : )

#3 kpriss on 08.06.08 at 5:55 am

Adriana I think you’re right.. I’m looking at the pictures and ask myself if I don’t find them unnatural just because my perception regarding the fashion photography changed so much lately. A friend once told me that fashion photography is under a non-smiling totalitarianism. And as much as I wanted to see people smile in fashion poses, now I understand I couldn’t really appreciate them doing that anymore… How twisted!

hahahaha, Ellington, you’re right! I bet she was the one proposing the nude photo just to show her glorious behind!

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