This spring marks the invasion of the supermodel. Just as “new nostalgia” is affecting fashion trends from the red carpet to clothing racks at Topshop (not to mention TV dinner trays at Target), the recession has likewise sparked a resurgence of interest in the seasoned supe. Take one look at high-fashion advertising campaigns for SS09 and the trend is clear: “Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista for Dsquared2, Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss for Versace, Stephanie Seymour for Valentino, Claudia Schiffer for Yves Saint Laurent, and now, Amber Valletta in a stunning campaign for Loewe,” says Fashionologie. And fashion rags are following suit.
For its February issue, Vogue Canada has featured none other than icon Iman on its cover. Same with designer look books — think Missy Rayder making a comeback via Alexander Wang’s SS09 look book. Considering all of the aforementioned models have perhaps passed their heyday and still look flawless, the trend is infinitely inspiring. That is, objectively speaking. Realizing you’ll never have that figure and face — no matter what age you are — is another story entirely.