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Who Is This Supermodel Talking About? “You Might Be Cool Right Now…Are People Going to Get Tired of You?”

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Supermodel Karolina Kurkova appears on the cover of the most recent edition of The Edit and discusses her career from the beginning, including musings on how a sports background prepared her and what Victoria's Secret taught her about self-love. Amongst the reflection comes a comment about the rise of social media and what it's meant for today's crop of most-photographed faces.

When I started modeling there was no social media, I didn't come from a rich family, and I didn't date anyone famous—my work spoke for me. I'm glad, because I learned discipline, dedication, and patience, and it kept me grounded. Now you can be famous so easily and it's dangerous, it can mess with your head. People are coming from left and right with two million followers and, whether they say they're a model or a stylist, they've never trained, never worked with anybody, never sacrificed anything. They're taking work from people who gave up their time and energy to learn their craft. I'm not judging, but who's going to have the longevity? You might be cool right now, but how long will it last? Are people going to get tired of you?


Kurkova at a fashion show earlier this month

Kurkova isn't naming names, but it's easy to assume it's directed at today's buzzy Insta-models, so dubbed because of the connection a strong social media presence has had on their career and whip-fast upward trajectory. Still, no one's denying high numbers can matter, especially the models who have benefited from it.

"I think it's been the biggest impact in my career," Gigi Hadid said last winter. "Having a social media presence has not only shown me to designers but also given me a bigger fan base, and those kind of work off of each other. If you have a big fan base, companies want to work with you because that gives them a bigger fan base. When you work with big designers, you get a bigger fan base."

Meanwhile, other models who made their mark pre-Instagram can sound almost wistful about the missed opportunity. Take Cindy Crawford talking about the new class of stars: "They're not as pigeonholed by how other people see them. Someone like Cara [Delevingne], the reason she is so cool is she gets to be who she is on social media and have that direct relationship with fans."

For our part, we love all the charismatic runway stars the fashion world has gotten to see over the years (and are especially thrilled when '90s icons prove they've still got it).










Cindy Crawford on the Backyard Bikini Shot That Started Her Modeling Career at Age 16

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Cindy Crawford's supermodel image, then and now, has always been about a wholesome, all-American beauty—the classic girl next door (if you're lucky enough to live in suburbia's most genetically blessed neighborhood). Now, she's shared her discovery story in her own words to Vanity Fair in celebration of her new tome, Becoming.

When I was 16, Roger Legel, a local photographer in my small town of DeKalb, Illinois, asked to photograph me for the college newspaper. I agreed, and he shot this picture at the backyard pool of my high-school boyfriend. I was still a teenager and dreamed of becoming something big— a nuclear physicist or the first woman president, the two biggest jobs I could think of. Doing this first shoot changed my life. The photographer encouraged me to go to Chicago to try to find an agent. At the time, my dad thought modeling was a nice word for prostitution, so my parents were very protective of me. I went to Chicago, ended up signing with Elite, and from there started doing catalogue shoots as well as working with Victor Skrebneski—the most important photographer in Chicago. This one photograph opened my eyes to a whole new world and started me down the path of modeling.

A photo posted by Vanity Fair (@vanityfair) on Jan 11, 2016 at 1:36pm PST

And it's a journey that hasn't stopped yet, with Crawford continuing to bag high-profile jobs. The latest? Balmain's spring 2016 campaign alongside fellow '90s supers Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer. And while mama Crawford is busy posing for the camera, she's also started to guide 14-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber in her own career. The model's mini-me signed with one of the fashion world's most major modeling agencies this summer and has been busy working, landing a spread in CR Fashion Book.

Into all things '90s style? Then Rashida Jones' new music video is basically calling your name.

Watch Cindy Crawford's model daughter Kaia Gerber reveal all her favorite things.










Cindy Crawford on the Backyard Bikini Shot That Started Her Modeling Career at Age 16

Balmain Goes ’90s-Fabulous for Spring 2016 With Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer

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Now joining the upper ranks of the Balmain army: Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer. The latest Balmain campaign was released today and it feels like the best kind of time warp! Olivier Rousteing let his favorite lady Kendall Jenner have the day off in favor of some of our all-time favorite '90s muses, and notes distributed from the house portray the designer's excitement at working with the iconic trio.

Balmain Goes '90s-Fabulous for Spring 2016 With Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer

"While we shot these images, I had to smile as I imagined how my adolescent self would have reacted with utter disbelief if someone could have traveled back in time to tell me that one day I would be in a New York studio, watching Steven Klein shoot Cindy, Claudia, and Naomi for my spring 2016 campaign," he wrote. "Those four singular talents have inspired me from day one. To say that working with them was a dream come true is no exaggeration."

Balmain Goes '90s-Fabulous for Spring 2016 With Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer

Balmain Goes '90s-Fabulous for Spring 2016 With Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer

Balmain Goes '90s-Fabulous for Spring 2016 With Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer


Balmain is no stranger to buzzy ad campaigns. A squad of it-girls introduced the label's H&M collaboration, and the fashion world's hottest sister act were featured in the label's last campaign.

What can we expect from future seasons...Kim Kardashian West as emoji?

Watch Kendall and Kylie Jenner talk all things Balmain.










Balmain Goes '90s-Fabulous for Spring 2016 With Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer

Come See Which Major Victoria’s Secret Model Says She Wants To Be an Actress

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Being named a Victoria's Secret Angel and getting to wear the multi-million-dollar Fantasy Bra three times aren't career toppers for Adriana Lima. Oh, no—she's got her eye on something bigger. The supermodel just revealed that she'd ideally like to move to Hollywood.

"I would love to become an actress in the future," she told Viva, though she's not through with modeling just yet. "I want to continue because I feel honored to still be working and doing great campaigns at the age of 34 and with two children. I want to show that women are aging beautifully."

MORE: Pictures of Victoria's Secret Model Street Style

Come See Which Major Victoria's Secret Model Says She Wants To Be an Actress

Lima in a pink once-piece during this year's runway finale with Behati Prinsloo and Lily Aldridge

Lima wore the show's much-hyped Fantasy Bra for the third time in the 2014 show (as did Adriana Lima, making it a super sparkly two-for-one). The honor went to Lily Aldridge this year, but Lima still got to sport some pretty cool stuff. Her fairytale butterfly wings made our list of the show's top 10 best moments.

There are two main off-duty uniforms for Victoria's Secret beauties. Check out both and decide which is most in line with your personal style.











Come See Which Major Victoria's Secret Model Says She Wants To Be an Actress

Kate Moss Says She Has a Secret Instagram Account, But Isn’t So Good at Taking Selfies

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While plenty of style students live and breath believing Kate Moss is sartorial perfection, the supermodel has to admit something: She's hopeless at taking selfies. "I don't know how to take a good selfie," she admitted to a British glossy, adding that she only joined Instagram (with a secret account!) in order to keep tabs on friends and family. "I have to, otherwise I wouldn't know what anyone was talking about."

MORE: There Are 66 Rules to Taking Perfect Selfies

Kate Moss Says She Has a Secret Instagram Account, But Isn't So Good at Taking Selfies

This is how Kate Moss does a pub lunch in the fall: plaid, leopard, and fringed ankle boots

Her public absence from social media sets her starkly apart from today's supermodels, who have truly built their careers with armies of followers. Cara Delevingne, a catwalker who's worked with Moss on Burberry and Mango campaigns, has a more prolific online profile, but it doesn't mean she's blind to the valuable lessons she can learn from the super.

"She taught me to be my own person and to say no and to not live for other people," Delevingne said of Moss. We love that life advice even if you're not a world-famous model.

So, this means Kate Moss' stunning house definitely doesn't have a selfie station à la Kylie Jenner, right?










Kate Moss Says She Has a Secret Instagram Account, But Isn't So Good at Taking Selfies

How to Take a Selfie Like a Supermodel

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Truth: In the year 2015, it feels like taking a good selfie is more or less a life skill. We rely on them to broadcast the age-old 'I came, I saw, I conquered' message (including documenting life events like getting divorced...). While part of their essence is being über-casual, there's still an element of pressure for the snap to look good and be flattering.

MORE: Come Meet Instagram's Ultra-Exclusive 1 Million Club

As such, who better to offer up tips on getting the perfect shot than top models like Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Candice Swanepoel? The girls share good angles, perfect facial tilting, and more. Watch below and get ready to see the likes start pouring in.

More model must-reads? Gigi and Bella Hadid's little bro Anwar has entered into the family business!










How to Take a Selfie Like a Supermodel

Patrick Demarchelier Unveils Rare Photos of ’90s Supermodels for First-Ever Retrospective

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If you aren't familiar with the name Patrick Demarchelier, you are certainly well versed in his work.

As one of the world's most in-demand fashion photographers, Demarchelier is famous for his snaps of supermodels that have appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair and of course, Glamour. To be photographed by Demarchelier, is to become an instant success in fashion—such was the case for Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell, who were all photographed by Demarchelier in their early days in the business.

Now, Demarchelier has unearthed rare and some exclusive, unpublished photos for his first-ever retrospective at Christie's New York, which takes place from October 2-12 . We got a peek at some of the 74 photographs and they're amazing. Here are some highlights:


Patrick Demarchelier Unveils Rare Photos of '90s Supermodels for First-Ever Retrospective
Dior Haute Couture, Spring-Summer, 1948, 2010


Patrick Demarchelier Unveils Rare Photos of '90s Supermodels for First-Ever Retrospective
Nadja, New York, 1995

Patrick Demarchelier Unveils Rare Photos of '90s Supermodels for First-Ever Retrospective
Dance Studio, Cuba, 1998

Patrick Demarchelier Unveils Rare Photos of '90s Supermodels for First-Ever Retrospective
Puffy, East Hampton, 1999


Patrick Demarchelier Unveils Rare Photos of '90s Supermodels for First-Ever Retrospective
Nude, St. Barthelemy, 1994


Patrick Demarchelier Unveils Rare Photos of '90s Supermodels for First-Ever Retrospective
Versailles Gardens, France, 1994











Patrick Demarchelier Unveils Rare Photos of '90s Supermodels for First-Ever Retrospective

Grab This Supermodel-Approved Sweatshirt Before It Sells Out

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Grab This Supermodel-Approved Sweatshirt Before It Sells Out

We love seeing what supermodels wear in their off-duty hours—and we especially love when they're wearing something super awesome and super affordable. Enter Reformation, which was inspired by the supers in creating a must-have sweatshirt collection that's already been worn by the stunning Cindy Crawford.

"Cindy is the ultimate muse," Reformation founder and CEO Yael Aflalo told Glamour. "When we came up with the idea for the sweatshirt, we never imagined that she'd wear it herself, let alone on the cover of a magazine. We're excited to be rereleasing it knowing Cindy is a fan as well." Hey, Yael, her mini-me daughter Kaia approves too—the 14-year-old rocked the sweatshirt earlier this summer, looking very much like her famous mom.

When your daughter steals your clothes...

A photo posted by Cindy Crawford (@cindycrawford) on Jul 21, 2015 at 9:39am PDT


The magazine cover Aflalo's referring to is a 2013 edition of Muse, where the super posed (seemingly) pantless in a comfy looking, oversize sweatshirt emblazoned with her name. And today, it's being released for us all to shop ($118, here).

The Cindy option isn't the only supermodel tribute tee on offer either. You can rep a foursome of today's biggest catwalkers (on sale for $10 here) or hop to eBay for a Kate Moss '74 jersey. As for where the trend first came from? We're wondering if it was LPD New York's basic tops, emblazoned with designer names on the back.

Grab This Supermodel-Approved Sweatshirt Before It Sells Out











Grab This Supermodel-Approved Sweatshirt Before It Sells Out