How '90s Supermodels Conquered the Fashion Industry

Photo by: Getty Images, 1990
Amber Valletta credits her success to a haircut she got when she was just 18.
"I cut my hair short, and it basically changed everything overnight … I was on castings for ... more 
Photo by: Getty Images, 1990
Amber Valletta credits her success to a haircut she got when she was just 18.
"I cut my hair short, and it basically changed everything overnight … I was on castings for the shows, and I bumped into [Yannick d'Is] and Ward Stegerhoek — another big-time hairdresser — and they looked at me and said, 'Let's cut your hair off.' We went back to my apartment in Paris and just cut it all off. Two guys cutting my hair at the same time. And then literally overnight everything changed. I worked with Steven Meisel within a month and a half and I booked every show. Then I got a Vogue cover — my first Vogue — and that came out a few months later."
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Tue, Aug 27, 2013 3:17 PM EDT
Famous models like Gisele Bündchen and Adriana Lima may be top earners today, but there's a reason many of the iconic '90s supermodels have never gone away: they're still the best. At 44 years old Christy Turlington has recently returned to Calvin Klein for a new underwear ad 25 years after she first posed for the brand. She's also the face of the fall Prada campaign and a recent Jason Wu campaign. The ever-present Kate Moss, is still shilling for Versace, Stuart Weitzman, Rimmel London, Vogue Eyewear, and Liu-Jo, taking home millions every year. She's set to pose for Playboy's 60th anniversary issue next January, just in time for her 40th birthday. Naomi Campbell, 43, still graces magazine covers, fashion ads, and catwalks while starring on the reality show modeling competition "The Face." Stephanie Seymour, 45, was the face of Jason Wu's spring campaign and looked better than girls half her age. Linda Evangelista, 48, posed for her pal Karl Lagerfeld in a Chanel eyewear campaign last year. Amber Valletta, 39, still models for brands like Emilio Pucci and Tiffany & Co. while acting in movies and ABC's "Revenge." These six famous faces join 29-year-old Daria Werbowy--star of the fall campaigns for top brands like Celine and Isabel Marant--on seven different covers of Interview magazine's Model Issue. Each lady unveils how they got started in the biz, the biggest misconceptions, and why they're still household names. To avoid buying seven issues, check out the juiciest bits here. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo! Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor