Before sitting down to start this article. I wondered, what is it that makes me love the 90’s so much, and when did this love begin? Is it the string of fantastic cult films like The Craft, Clueless, or Cruel Intentions that I list as some of my favorites? Is it artists like the Spice Girls, Nirvana, or Mazzy Star? What about the phase I went through where all I wanted to watch was Party of Five? My mother used to record it for me on a VHS tape, until she watched an episode herself and realized how inappropriate it was for a girl my age... Anyway, it wasn’t any of these things that initially sparked my interest with this particular decade. So what was it? Was it Marky Mark himself?! No, no surprisingly it wasn’t... 
After reminiscing about my childhood I recall a time when a cousin of mine had told me I looked like Christy Turlington. Inspired by the compliment I turned to the World Wide Web to see who this woman was. Upon discovering her and many other beautiful, accomplished, and well-known supermodels of the 90’s, I became infatuated. I believe this was the beginning of my obsession with the fashion industry itself; it was dirty and glamorous and I was more than intrigued.  
“We don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day”.  - Linda Evangelista
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The influence women such as Christy, Naomi, Kate, Cindy, Linda, Claudia, or Shalom, had on the industry then was profound, and still to this very day continue to weigh heavy. For instance, Versace, who had some of the most popular ads in the 90’s, still bring out models like Naomi to strut their stuff on the runway. My personal favorite, Christy, landed ads for Calvin Klein Underwear, is a star in Prada’s fall 2013 campaign, and the face of Jason Wu's fall 2013 campaign. Stephanie Seymour also landed the major campaign ads for designer Jason Wu last Spring. Cindy Crawford is appearing on covers of various fashion magazines at the remarkable age of 47, proving she’s still one of the most marketable faces on the planet. Who could forget her in that Pepsi commercial of '92? And last but not least, Kate Moss; the unstoppable. Out of all the supermodels from the 90’s her career is one that never ceased to exist. Perhaps the most popular in the industry, she’s still on runways both of the couture and ready-to-wear variety, and appearing in many a Versace ad. Well-known also comes with a side of controversial from time to time, Kate's being her unforgettable "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" bit. 

Believe it or not, one of the most iconic moments from a handful of these models, I just learned about probably a year ago. Our very own editor, Shadna, introduced me to the brilliance of the music video for George Michael's "Freedom! '90".  And being the massive George Michael fan that I am, I was ashamed to admit I hadn't seen it. Go watch it, it truly is a magical display of beauty. Also, for a peek at what these women are up to today, see below, and STAY UGLY!
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Jasmine
12/25/2013 11:41pm

I really enjoyed reading this my obsession with fashion also started with the super models. They are just larger than life beauties and everything I aspire to be.

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