12 iconic models
Most people perceive models as beautiful dolls who can only walk on the catwalk and show off their clothes. However, many world-famous models became famous and became real legends not only because of their beautiful face, beautiful figure and work with renowned designers, but also because they have a special inner core and charisma that led them on the right path to fame and recognition.
The future model invented her beautiful name Dovim while still a little girl. She made it up from the first syllables of her name Dorothy Virginia Margarita Juba. She had to spend 8 years in bed due to rheumatism, and at 18 her illness subsided, and she went to sell candy and study at art school. One day, a model scout caught her off the elevator, and so began her dizzying career. The whole world was fascinated by her mysterious look, slim waist and amazing ability to transform.
A reed girl named Leslie Hornby in the distant 60s introduced with her sudden appearance thinness, short haircuts, large eyes and eyelashes-spider legs.Leslie herself, before meeting with the hairdresser Leonardo, who “discovered” her and made her face at her beauty salon, did not consider herself beautiful and suffered greatly from her own thinness. Thviggy completed her career in 1970, having worked only 5 bright years - but still remains a fashionable icon.
Verushka is an example of a woman who created herself, a real living legend. Not having succeeded under her real name Vera von Lendorf, she came up with the mysterious Veruska and immediately became a star. An unusual face, a rather big height (190 centimeters!), A closed character - everything that used to seem flawed, Verushka managed to transform into its merits. Before the camera, Vera could easily reincarnate into another person, and not only that, she could even become a stone, an animal, or merge with the world around her.
Naomi Sims is called the first black supermodel. However, at the beginning of her career, model agencies and magazines refused to cooperate with her because of the color of her skin, but she managed to persuade photographer Ghost Peterson to film her on the cover of the fashionable app of New York Times Magazine, and after that persistent Naomi was finally recognized. She appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Life and other major magazines, but in 1973 she became disillusioned with the modeling business and left.
Everybody knows the slogan "Everyone is delighted with you - and you are from Maybelline" appeared thanks to Kristi Turlington. Her cosmetic brand contract was one of the most expensive for the 90s. Christie appeared on more than 500 covers, worked with a lot of fashion houses, but made friends with Calvin Klein more than anyone else - she starred in their advertising campaigns for many years and was again invited as the main model in 2013.
Before becoming the star of "swinging London" and meeting photographer David Bailey, Gene Shrimpton almost did not appear in magazines, only in advertising - for example, advertised corn. Even becoming famous and adorning the face of all fashion magazines with her face, Jin remained just as simple and charming. She did not like to dress up, she knitted herself a sweater and could easily appear at the races without stockings, gloves and hats, which in those times was considered a scandalous act.
This Somali beauty was admired by Yves Saint Laurent, American designer Michael Kors considers her "an icon for all times." She also got the eccentric David Bowie, with whom they were happily married. Iman herself did not think that she would become a model - she studied political analyst and dreamed of a political career, and was shot only to pay for her studies.She was considered an uncouth rag, and once, at the beginning of her career, she was assigned a translator to the agency, confident that she did not understand English - although Iman knew as many as five languages.
Lauren Hutton was the first model to turn a shcherbinka between teeth into a zest. Agents persuaded Lauren to correct this "flaw". But she refused and was not mistaken: soon Diana Vreeland, the legendary editor of American Vogue, noticed her, which was the beginning of a long collaboration between the model and the magazine. As a result, on the cover of Vogue Hatton appeared more than 25 times! In 1974 she signed one of the first million-year-long model contracts with Revlon, and was their face until her fortieth birthday.
“The girl with a birthmark over her upper lip” was the name Cindy had at the beginning of her modeling career, it was the mole that was and remains her main highlight. Although the parents of the future supermodel and her sisters could not have imagined that it was she who would be famous of Crawford from the whole family of beauties, because she was considered to be an ugly duckling in the family. At 16, she was noticed by a photographer of a local newspaper, and at 17 she was already a model for Elite. At the beginning of his career, Cindy was called Baby Gia, comparing with Gia Karanji.Now the model brings up children and is engaged in charity.
Linda Evangelists began her career as a child, then little Linda participated in children's beauty contests - and the main thing for her was the Miss Teenage Niagara 1988 contest. Miss Niagara was noticed there, and soon she moved to New York, made friends with photographer Peter Lindberg and made its famous short haircut. She has more than 600 magazine covers, and she still continues to be shot, but not so often.
The blonde blonde, Claudia Schiffer, probably borrowed her image from Bridget Bordeaux, although Claudia’s film career was not as exciting, but Claudia’s modeling career turned out to be as good as possible: she met the director of the Metropolitan modeling agency and then moved in Paris, she appeared on the cover of ELLE, began working with Chanel - and started to spin.
“The Black Panther” Naomi Campbell is known throughout the world not only because of her model merit, but also because of her temper, but, nevertheless, she is a real fashion legend. Although in the fashion business she had more difficult than the other supermodels of the 90s, for example, from the first cover of the British Vogue with a black model (Daniel Luna) to the second, with Naomi Campbell, 30 years passed.And to Naomi got on the cover of the French Vogue, needed help Yves Saint Laurent - he threatened the editorial to stop working with them, if they continue to refuse to remove the dark-skinned models.