Stephanie Seymour is not here for Kendall and Gigi Hadid.. Before these two there was Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, and Christy Turlington. They dominated glossy magazine covers, billboards, and runways around the world in the 90s.
former model Rebecca Romijn, 43, told Entertainment Tonight last April that Jenner and Hadid “are not true supermodels,” and that she found it frustrating that social-media stars are now considered supermodels and setting style standards. Vanity Fair asked one of the original six, Stephanie Seymour, if she agreed, at Thursday night’s amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York.
“They are completely different than we were,” she said. “Supermodels are sort of the thing of the past. They deserve their own title. [Kendall and Gigi] are beautiful girls, and I support all of them, but they need their own title.”And what should their title be? “Bitches of the moment!” Seymour said with a laugh. “That would be a good title for them.”
Seymour admitted to us that her days as a top model were demanding and challenging.
“I gave up my childhood and worked very, very hard from the time I was 14, and there was a lot of pressure to succeed—especially when I was younger,” she said. “It was hard, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s made me who I am today and I’m proud of my career and what I have accomplished.” Designer Zac Posen also weighed in on what the term “supermodel” means for these modern stars. “They are certainly supermodels, and they are absolutely representative of the global social-media movement that we are living in,” Posen told Vanity Fair. “I think they work very hard and are concentrated and driven. So I think they are pretty big super stars.” He said he doesn’t hire models based purely on the number of social-media followers they have. “I hire models based off of their work, their talent, and their personality. It’s a collaboration, and I look for longevity. To me, there needs to be co-branding. It’s about the vision of the work that I’m doing, and the models I’m working with bring it to life.”
Read full interview here…