Vanity Fair is giving the people (read: fashion aficionados and catwalk connoisseurs) what they want: an enormous cover featuring 21 of the biggest names in modeling history fashioned in the most daring designer styles!
The magazine chose a plethora of G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) supermodels from the 1960s through the 1990s to lead its «Fashion Issue,» which was released on Monday.
Iman, Twiggy, Claudia Schiffer, Lauren Hutton, Amber Valletta, Pat Cleveland, Stephanie Seymour, and Eva Herizgová are among the models photographed by Luigi and Iango, as are three of the four «Original Supermodels»—Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington, who have all experienced renaissances of their own. (And these are only a few examples.)
Each of the superstars is caught in their unique black-and-white photos that showcase their talent in front of the camera, reminding us of why they are still the most known faces and names in the business.
The looks on the cover range from fully covered (Italian superstar Elisabetta Dessy poses in a full-body Emanuel Ungaro cape that she wraps around herself as she stares into the distance) to completely naked, as Helena Christensen demonstrates by posing in nothing but sheer Ermanno Scervino gloves.
Models have lately received renewed attention as a result of AppleTV+’s new The Super Models docuseries, which premiered earlier this month.
The four episodes peel back the layers of Crawford, Campbell, Turlington, and Linda Evangelista’s careers and lives, revealing the darker elements of the fashion industry and the emotional problems they faced off the catwalk.
However, the series sparked debate when fans realized it failed to recognize other models who were equally influential and ahead of their time, such as Valletta (who debuted the famous Versace jungle dress), Schiffer (a Chanel bride), Tyra Banks, Shalom Harlow, Kate Moss, and the late Tatjana Patitz, who appeared in George Michael’s «Freedom ’90» music video.