Earlier today, fashion photographer Bruce Weber revealed that the only model he’s ever kicked off set was (his now-friend) Cindy Crawford–the two were working on a Revlon shoot back in the day and apparently the young supermodel was so rude to the crew that Weber lost his temper and sent her home. Crawford in her ’90s heyday could get away with just about anything, though, so the ejection probably came as a cruel surprise.
Of course, this one little anecdote doesn’t qualify Crawford for the pantheon of models with legendarily bad attitudes–the phone-throwing, trash-talking, always late to everything supermodels like the ones below. More
Last night, Glamour‘s 23rd annual Women of the Year Awards took place in New York, drawing out some famous women from rather disparate industries: from the show business side came Lady Gaga, Lena Dunham, and Lily Collins; from fashion, models like Karlie Kloss and Coco Rocha; from activism, Liya Kebede and Malala Yousafzai. Here’s the red carpet. More
Since you read fashion blogs, you may have heard about how the ’90s are back–or noticed people on the street with plaid shirts tied around their waists, the ubiquitous crop tops on red carpets, the dark lipsticks on runways, the chokers. Now, then, seems like a perfect time to bring back one of the most delightful parts of the era: the supermodel. Interview Magazine is celebrating the decade’s biggest stars with a series of black and white covers shot by power duo Mert & Marcus for the September issue–the so-called “model issue.” The collection features everyone you’d expect: Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and more. More
Snow White is just going to tear into a brain like an apple. Take that, Liberty Ross!
We can’t all be born with natural beauty or a perfect symmetrical face like Christy Turlington, and sadly that’s just some shit with which we need to deal. More
British Vogue now has all of their vintage covers online for your viewing pleasure. More
Lancome and Maybelline (both owned by L’Oreal) came under intense scrutiny for ads featuring supermodel Christy Turlington and superstar Julia Roberts that some said went too far with the airbrushing. Both ads have been banned from future production… see the images and learn more about the controversy ahead. More
It’s as weird as it sounds. More
Christy Turlington by Patrick Demarchelier, 1990
In 2008, Esquire ran a tribute to 39 year old women, which, in the print version, was accompanied by a full-page photo of Rachel Hunter. It has been observed by many that women — famous women, anyway — are converging on a single age, and 39 sounds about right. More
But is it better than “Freedom! 90″?! More
Agent to the supes Carol White sat down with Liz Jones for a chat about all manner of controversies relating to the modeling world. White–who founded the Premier agency and reps Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Claudia Schiffer among others–notably used to represent Naomi Campbell. Here’s the important parts. More
No one can be a supermodel forever. But what happens when a top-shelf model starts working less and starts getting fewer bookings? Or when she gets tired of having her picture taken and decides to pursue a new line of work? More
Models! They’re just like us! Only they don’t eat solids, exclusively date musicians, have glowing, other-worldly porcelain skin and drape themselves in designer freebies all day long. Oh, and sometimes they say astonishing things that remind us normal people that … More