Supernatural Supes in Harper’s Bazaar

Say the word ‘Supermodel’ and a flurry of first names floods your mind. Then words like ‘Glamazon’, ‘mannequin’ and ‘freaks of nature’ soon follow. After all, these icons of the late ’80s and early ’90s were no ordinary girls.

They likely required pounds of makeup and the most expensive clothes to look the way they did, right? Well, here is where the Supes really differed. Unlike the blank canvas models of today who need layers of accoutrements to acquire a personality, these ladies brought it.

So getting back to that freaks of nature thing…

Harper’s Bazaar reveals the natural side of Kristen, Cindy, Claudia, Amber, Shalom, Tatjana and Nadja in an editorial called Supermodels Supernatural, photographed by the brilliant Peter Lindbergh.

Helena Christensen


This reminds me of Bazaar during the Liz Tilberis years.

This is a magazine moment, darlings. Let’s savour it.

[Click on the thumbnails to see the larger images.]

Photos by Peter Lindbergh, in the September 2009 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Go out and buy it – it’s a great issue for your fashion archives.

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