Was there ever an era that defined supermodel more than the ’90s? Look no further than the amazing Versace campaigns of the era, where every girl from Stephanie Seymour to Christy Turlington made us reconsider our girl gangs, or the iconic photos of Peter Lindbergh and Herb Ritts.
However, it was George Michael‘s “Freedom! ’90” video that probably most defined the undeniable allure of the ’90s supermodel. Michael featured five of the era’s top models lip-syncing to his lyrics.
This is the video that Taylor Swift wishes “Bad Blood” had been, but try as she might, Insta-girls like Gigi Hadid and Martha Hunt don’t hold a candle to the original model squad.
Thankfully, most of the ’90s supers have joined Instagram, which means we’re treated to the most epic #TBTs and #FBFs. Move over, Kendall Jenner. The OGs are back and they’re coming for your ‘grams.
See the best ’90s supermodel throwbacks, below.
Linda Evangelista, one of the most legendary of the ’90s supers, was once credited with saying, “we don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” Know yourself, know your worth takes on a whole new meaning.
Tatjana Patitz posted one of her most iconic portraits in honor of Herb Ritts’ birthday.
Leave it to Naomi Campbell to ‘gram the most epic throwback photos. It doesn’t get much better than Naomi in a ‘fro and a baby-faced Christy Turlington.
Cindy Crawford epitomized the sleek, over-the-top glamour of the ’90s with her outtake from Vanity Fair.
Taylor Swift, could your squad do this? Because Claudia Schiffer just posted the original #SquadGoals.
Christy and Kate wearing early Marc Jacobs? This is the stuff dreams are made of.
Amber Valletta’s throwback reminds us just who started the “waif” trend.