Monday, November 29, 2010

Iconic images

The late eighties and early nineties was the era of the supermodel. Models of the day were muses, and had long-standing collaborative relationships with photographers, designers, stylists, and hair and make-up artists alike. Photographers such as Francesco Scavullo, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier and Arthur Elgort, created imagery which encapsulated the individual spirit and personalities of a select group of women. The career trajectories of Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer span over two decades, and indeed many continue to model to this day. The following iconic images are amongst my favourites.

Christy Turlington
Photographer - Herb Ritts
Source - Vogue Italia

Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford
Photographer - Peter Lindbergh
Source - British Vogue, January 1990

Stephanie Seymour, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz and Naomi Campbell
Photographer - Herb Ritts
Source -  Rolling Stone, May 1989

Stephanie Seymour
Photographer - Richard Avedon
Source - Woman in the Mirror by Richard Avedon

Stephanie Seymour, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington
Photographer - Steven Meisel
Source - US Vogue, September 1993

Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder and Stephanie Seymour
Photographer - Peter Lindbergh
Source: US Vogue, September 1991

Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
Source: British Vogue, May 1990

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