Ebony and Ivory, Glamazon and Waif- this pair make an unlikely duo, yet the heydays of the 90s proved they were (and continue to be) an unstoppable force. It’s so interesting to see two physically opposing supermodels co-existing, and having phenomenal careers at the same time. It’s as if individuality was more highly sought- supermodels were known distinctively and became household names, because they all offered something unique.
I feel that nowadays, we’re seeing this on the rise again- there doesn’t seem to be the gold-standard in the same way that seemed apparent in the middle of last decade, when coiffed blondes such as Caroline Trentini, Sasha Pivovarova and Gemma Ward ruled the runway (I don’t know if it was just me but I felt as though the models at this time were all picked because they seemed very physically similar.) Now for instance, there are so many more quirky beauties on the scene who don’t fit a common norm- Daphne Groeneveld, Karlie Kloss and Lindsey Wixson, to name a few. And all are successful because they stand out in their own right.
There will never be another Kate or Naomi, but with each season comes a batch of fresh faces hoping to propel themselves to superstardom, as these two legends did before them.