By: Kajah Vincenty
Kate Moss was discovered at the JFK airport by a modeling agency and is known for her natural beauty and thin figure. Many of us know her for her Calvin Klein underwear ads that were very controversial in the 90s, although sporting your “Calvin’s” has become a trend amongst models and celebrities today. In the prime of Moss’ career her style consisted of t-shirts and jeans, leather jackets paired with dresses, crop tops and white beater tank tops, and she also experimented with pink hair for some time. If we were to see Moss on the streets today, she would be wearing a simple but fierce ensemble with long outerwear, leather pants and distressed denim and graphic tees with minimal accessories.
Christy Turlington was discovered by a photographer when she was 14 years old, and as one of America’s most famous models she is known for her model work with Maybelline. Turlington is also successful for her work with Calvin Klein and Georgia Armani, along with her appearance on more than 300 magazine covers. In the 90s, Turlington was seen wearing the traditional 90s fashions of the time. Her style in the 90s was casual and would be considered “model off-duty” inspired today, with baggy jeans, crop tops, letterman style jackets and turtleneck sweaters. Today her style is still very casual as her 90s style consisting of cardigans, blazers and scarves. She is a model-mom that looks good while on the go with her kids or walking the dog.
Iman, a supermodel from Somalia, was discovered while attending the University of Nairobi by a photographer and is known for her work in the 70s and 80s with Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She a favorite among fashion lovers and designers, with an entire collection by designer Yves Saint Laurent devoted to her entitled “African Queen.” In the 70s and 80s, her style was representative of the times with bold patterns, color blocks and effortlessly matching sets. She also represented her culture with African inspired outfits. Today her style is very classy and elegant. She has been seen on the red carpet wearing flowing silhouettes of satin shirts and skirts along with pantsuits and dresses in bright colors.
Linda Evangelista is a supermodel from Canada who was also a popular face of the 90s. She was discovered after being noticed at a small modeling contest and from there began doing international work. She is known for her bold model moment of cutting her long hair to a short bob, which at first affected her scheduled jobs but later became her signature look. Her 90s inspired style was sophisticated and chic, with matching set pant suits and button ups. Her style today is also still sophisticated and chic, consisting of low skirts, trench coats and edgy matching set pant suits that resemble a tuxedo silhouette.