Then and Now: The Runway Evolution of 20 Supermodels

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Though it’s easy to imagine supermodels such as Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss, ruling the runway from the days they were born, it actually took years of hard work and experience to reach the supermodel status that we associate with them today. And while these models weren’t train wrecks by any means, we can definitely see the difference between their first (and sometimes awkward) time on the catwalk and their most recent time slaying the runway with every step.

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To demonstrate their transformation, we’re showing what 20 supermodels look like then and now. From fresh-faced It-girls to fashion-industry veterans, everyone looks awkward on their first day on the job. Ahead, look at the difference between these models’ first time (or the earliest we could find) on the runway and their most recent.

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Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks

Year: 1991

Designer: Yves-Saint Laurent

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Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks

Year: 2005

Designer: Victoria's Secret

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Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner

Year: 2011

Designer: Sherri Hill

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Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner

Year: 2018

Designer Dsquared2

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Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell

Year: 1989

Designer: Karl Lagerfeld

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Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell

Year: 2018

Designer: Louis Vuitton

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Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel

Year: 2006

Designer: Tommy Hilfiger

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Candice Swanepoel
Candice Swanepoel

Year: 2017

Designer: Victoria's Secret

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Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss

Year: 2008

Designer: Phillip Lim

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Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss

Year: 2018

Designer: Brandon Maxwell

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Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bündchen

Year: 1994

Designer: Marc Jacobs

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Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bündchen

Year: 2015

Designer: Colcci

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Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham

Year: 2015

Designer: Addition Elle

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Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham

Year: 2018

Designer: Michael Kors

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Kate Moss
Kate Moss

Year: ~1990

Designer: Versace

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Kate Moss
Kate Moss

Year: 2018

Designer: Louis Vuitton

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Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid

Year: 2014

Designer: Desigual

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Bella Hadid
Bella Hadid

Year: 2018

Designer: Chanel

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Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford

Year: 1990

Designer: Donna Karan

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Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford

Year: 2003

Designer: Esteban Cortazar

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Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne

Year: 2013

Designer: Sister by Sibling

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Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne

Year: 2018

Designer: Burberry

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Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid

Year: 2014

Designer: Desigual

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Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid

Year: 2018

Designer: Chanel

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Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha

Year: 2006

Designer: Stella McCartney

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Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha

Year: 2017

Designer: Christian Siriano

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Jourdan Dunn
Jourdan Dunn

Year: 2007

Designer: Marc Jacobs

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Jourdan Dunn
Jourdan Dunn

Year: 2018

Designer: Brandon Maxwell

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Behati Prinsloo
Behati Prinsloo

Year: 2006

Designer: Max Azria

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Behati Prinsloo
Behati Prinsloo

Year: 2017

Designer: Versace

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Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum

Year: 1998

Designer: Victoria's Secret

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Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum

Year: 2009

Designer: Victoria's Secret

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Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr

Year: 2004

Designer: Akira

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Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr

Year: 2017

Designer: Moschino

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Year: 2005

Designer: Betty Jackson

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Year: 2016

Designer: Balmain

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Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima

Year: 2000

Designer: Rygy

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Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima

Year: 2017

Designer: Victoria's Secret

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Calvin Klein
Linda Evangelista

Year: 1989

Designer: Calvin Klein

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Linda Evangelista
Linda Evangelista

Year: 2007

Designer: Dior

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  • Tyra Banks
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Candice Swanepoel
  • Candice Swanepoel
  • Karlie Kloss
  • Karlie Kloss
  • Gisele Bundchen
  • Gisele Bundchen
  • Ashley Graham
  • Ashley Graham
  • Kate Moss
  • Kate Moss
  • Bella Hadid
  • Bella Hadid
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Cara Delevingne
  • Cara Delevingne
  • Gigi Hadid
  • Gigi Hadid
  • Coco Rocha
  • Coco Rocha
  • Jourdan Dunn
  • Jourdan Dunn
  • Behati Prinsloo
  • Behati Prinsloo
  • Heidi Klum
  • Heidi Klum
  • Miranda Kerr
  • Miranda Kerr
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  • Adriana Lima
  • Adriana Lima
  • Calvin Klein
  • Linda Evangelista

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