Woah, models of yore versus models of today!
Just this year, Karolina Kurkova and Rebecca Romijn both threw shade on the Kendall Jenners and Gigi Hadids of the modeling world, and now ex-supermodel Stephanie Seymour is getting in on the fun. Seymour was one of the biggest supermodels of the ‘90s, and she was just asked about bad press older models have given current models it by Vanity Fair:
Former model Rebecca Romijn, 43, told Entertainment Tonight last April that Kendall Jenner and Gigi 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? “B*tches of the moment!” Seymour said with a laugh. “That would be a good title for them.”
While the debate rages on, Seymour is thankful that her modeling heyday happened before camera phones and photo sharing made anonymity virtually impossible.
“I’m so glad social media didn’t exist during our time. I’m a private person, and sharing everything feels odd to me,” she said. “And because there weren’t cameras around us all the time, we got away with so much more and had so much more fun. We didn’t have people watching us all the time, and we weren’t putting ourselves out there in a way that was turning the media against us or for us in any way. We still had our privacy, and there was more of an illusion behind the girls. You lose your illusion when you give much of yourself away, and that’s what I don’t like about it. I’m so glad it didn’t exist back then. I can’t imagine what it’s like for the girls today.”
This feels like SERIOUS SHADE. “B*tches of the moment?” “needing their own title?” C’mon. Sure, if Gigi and Kendall stick with it, they’ll probably be accepted by the “old guard” supermodels. But for now, yes, they kind of came up in an age of friends and reality stars and supermodels, all sandwiched together in a little SoCal package.
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