Cindy. Naomi. Linda. Kate! If heard individually, you might not know who they are, but grouped together, only one thing comes to mind: Supermodels!
Oh, how I loved supermodels growing up. They were so glam. They were so sexy. They were so fierce! They weren't real people -- they were divas, just like models should be. Big hair, bodacious curves, stilettos as far as the eye can see (except for Kate). Remember when Linda Evangelista said, "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day"? I mean, who says that?! Or when Kate Moss and Johnny Depp trashed that hotel room? So edgy! They were living, breathing characters out of a movie, and it was awesome.
Fast-forward to 2011, models are so skinny and so boring. They're all walking around in flats. They're all home early because they have kids. And I've yet to hear of a single one trashing a hotel room. What is it with you straight-laced ladies? I hate to break it to you, but Herve Leger and I are not a fan of this generation.
If you aren't familiar with the designer and his body-hugging bandage dresses of the '90s, surely you've heard his name mentioned in that Bethenny Frankel commercial for Bluefly.com. You know, where she goes, "I'm sure there's a lot of homeless people walking around in Herve Leger." Anyway, the designer recently told Daily Front Row:
[If] I had to go back to catwalk presentations I would be in a panic because today people are so out of touch with the reality of everyday life. Already the models I find are too skinny, too sad. And I knew the age of the super top models, Linda Evangelista, and Cindy Crawford, who were always lively and smiling. Today you go between several défilés and you will see the exact same type of girl -- it just doesn't inspire me.
Amen to that, Herve! Let's bring back the old school supermodels! I want a side of spunk with my fashion. I don't want to see clothes on women with the same body I had in sixth grade -- yawn. Out with the skinny sad chicks, in with the sirens!
Ah, who are we kidding, Herve? Me and you alone can't change the fashion industry. It's bigger than us. We need to just resign ourselves to the fact that thin is in. It's alright, though. At least we still have Stephanie Seymour.
What do you think about today's supermodels?
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