Writer FRANCESCA FEBO
Supermodel Linda Evangelista turned 50, last may 10. Although it seems that the years do not affect this beauty also famous for her phrase “ i do not get out of the bed for less then 10.000 dollars per day ” her birthday marks the arrival of the “ fifthy” for many coworkers of the runway.
Let’s go back for a moment … in the ‘90s where the runways were walked by mythical names such as Naomi Campbell (44), Cindy Crawford (49), Tatjana Patitz (49), Christy Turlington (46) Claudia Schiffer (44)… Thanks to these incredible women was invented the term “supermodel”.
1. LINDA EVANGELISTA – 50 YEARS OLD
Daughter of italian immigrants in Canada, begins her long career from very Little… She still remains an icon of beauty and modelling.
2. ELLE MCPHERSON- 51 YEARS OLD
Australian supermodel, discovered at the age of 17. Actually she has retired from the catwalk but she’s still called “the body” thanks to her statuesque shapes.
3. CINDY CRAWFORD – 49 YEARS OLD
Discovered at the age of 16, she had a brilliant career. Cindy has been for 11 years the face of the global cosmetics giant Revlon.
4. IMAN- 59 YEARS OLD
Somalian top model. Her first job was in 1976 where her face appeared in Vogue. Yves Saint Laurent said “ She was the woman of my dreams ”. Currently married to musician David Bowie, Iman is the face of “ KEEP A CHILD ALIVE ” a company wich it deals helping children suffering from AIDS in Africa.
5. CHRISTY TURLINGTON – 46 YEARS OLD
American beauty icon. Image of the fragrance “ Eternity ” of Calvin Klein and cosmetics brand “ Maybelline”.
6. HELENA CHRISTENSEN – 47 YEARS OLD
Winner of Miss Denmark in 1987, was one of the angels of “ Victoria’s secret ”. Now she devotes her life to her son and her antiques shop in New York.
7. TATJANA PATITZ- 49 YEARS OLD
At 17 Tatjana was on the catwalk of Paris. He modeled for the most important brands such as Dolce&Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, Chanel… She left modelling behind the scenes to try to prove her acting skills in the movie world.
8. STEPHANIE SEYMOUR – 46 YEARS OLD
Model since she was 14 years old, appeared in several issues of Vogue, Sports illustrated, Playboy… In the 80s she was also underwear model for the company “ Victoria’s secret ”. In 2000 she was awarded the title of one of the hottest women in the world.
The years go by.. but they seem to stay there.. in the memories of all haute couture’s lovers like goddesses..
The insurmountable TOP-MODELS.