Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, 90s Supermodels In Their 40s Still Getting Work
Are they? I've seen a resurgence of Moss, who was not only over due to drug scandals, but also because she was over 25. Now she's 39, and seems to be getting almost as much work as she was back in the 1990s. Is this a trend? Are some former (I guess present too) supermodels just so iconic, that they'll never go out of style, or has the industry actually shifted, and its more willing to give work to those who are older than what is considered the norm for a model in the industry? Maybe the fashion reality shows have changed things. Big models of yesteryear are getting free PR thanks to hosting these shows, like Heidi Klum. Look at Tyra Banks. I still see her mug, and she's 40 this year.
I'm just finding this interesting.
I don't get it either, especially considering Naomi and Kate were never all that great looking IMO even when they were younger.
R1, I think Naomi was really beautiful, back when she didn't a have pound of makeup on her face and a raging personality disorder.
[quote]Now she's 39, and seems to be getting almost as much work as she was back in the 1990s. Is this a trend?
There's been a long trend of fashions, people, styles just sticking around for years and years.
Maybe this is just part of that.
[quote]I'm just finding this interesting.
I'm not. I think it's a bore.
Well, r3, if you find it so boring, leave.
Kate Moss just finished shooting her layout for Playboy's 60th anniversary issue.
They're both "names", few modern models are.
They emerged during that very small window of time when top models were stars, so their time has been well extended beyond the typical model lifespan. And Kate and Naomi, for good or ill, they have personalities and reputations that also extend beyond the typical model's--and yet they never had a reputation for being unprofessional on shoots or with clients. That's kind of a difficult balance to manage.
I think Kate Moss is one of the uglier models. I never understood the fasination for her because she really is quite plain looking.
And then there's those supermodels who are fairly nice people, did not abuse their stardom or their bodies, still look very good in their forties with minimal, subtle surgery, and continue to do age-appropriate multi-million dollar campaigns.
And no, I'm not talking about businesswomen like Ireland and Crawford, cunts like Evangelista, scalpeled non-working old socialites like Tieggs and Brinkley, or actresses who look phenomenal and are therefore hired to model, like that McDowell.
I'm talking about bona fide models who continued doing just that.
Christy Motherfucking Turlington, for Calvin Kline and Maybelline
With Naomi it was her walk.
Nobody walks like Naomi.
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