|Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford on the cover of Vogue.|
These ladies were so big that they even were in a music video together (George Michael's "Freedom")
Personally, I miss the days when the people who were in fashion were true lovers of fashion and were immersed in that world. Fashion is an escape and an outlet for many people, including me. There is a certain credibility and glamour that is lacking when you see some B-list actress or singer with a couple of big hits on the cover of W for no reason other than they are famous. Back in the day, models were often elevated to that "supermodel" status and put on magazine covers because fashion experts like photographers and designers saw something inspiring in them that they wanted to share with the world. As shallow as it sounds, supermodels helped make high fashion accessible to the masses but not so accessible that the glamour and fantasy of it all was lost in the process.
So what am I trying to say here? Bring back the supermodels, the glamazons with mile long legs, high cheekbones and the sense that fashion is a fantasy for us all to wish we could live in.