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From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Carla Bruni wearing Blumarine in 1996.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Carla Bruni wearing Yves St. Laurent in 1995.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Carla Bruni modelling for Chopard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Carla Bruni wearing Gai Mattiolo in 2000Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Carla Bruni wearing Yves Saint Laurent in 1998.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2012.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Claudia Schiffer wearing Salvatore Ferragamo in 1995.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Claudia Schiffer wearing Versace in 1995.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Claudia Schiffer wearing Helmut Lang in 2000Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Claudia Schiffer at a Chanel show in 2010.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Gisele Bundchen wearing Morumbi in 2000Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Gisele Bundchen wearing Gianni Versace in 2000.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Gisele Bundchen models a bikini in 2001.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Gisele Bundchen during the Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2006.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Gisele Bundchen wearing Hope Lingerie in 2011.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Tyra Banks during the Victoria's Secret fashion show in 1999.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Tyra Banks on the red carpet in 2004.Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Tyra Banks during the Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2003Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Tyra Banks in 2009Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Tyra Banks in Los Angeles in 2011Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Kate Moss wearing Versace in 1995Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Kate Moss in London in 1997Reuters
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Casting
Kate Moss as Anastasia SteeleReuters
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Casting
Kate Moss as Anastasia SteeleReuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Kate Moss wearing Louis Vuitton in 2011Reuters
From Carla Bruni to Kate Moss: Supermodels Then and Now
Kate Moss wearing Louis Vuitton in 2011Reuters

They rule the ramp and it was through them that the term "supermodel" came into existence. These women, including Kate Moss and France's first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, have time and again set new standards of beauty for the different generations through their glamorous looks.

English model Kate Moss, known for her heroin-chic looks, had captured the fashion industry when she was discovered at the age of 14 by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Model Management, New York.

With her arrival, Moss set new standards within the industry in contrast to the "supermodels" of the moment such as Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, who were known for their curvaceous and tall figures.

German model Claudia Schiffer, on the other hand, rose to popularity and became a household name during the early 1990s as one of the world's most successful models. In her early career, there were many comparisons drawn to her resemblance to Brigitte Bardot. She has appeared on over 700 magazine covers and continues to front global campaigns for luxury fashion and fragrance houses.

Gisele Bündchen, a Brazilian model, was credited with ending the "heroin chic" era of modelling. A goodwill ambassador for the UN Environment Programme, Bündchen was one of Victoria's Secret Angels from 2000 till 2006. Since 2004, she has been the highest-paid model in the world and the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment industry with an estimated $570 million fortune.

, Models Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell have stated that Bündchen is the only true remaining "supermodel "and, according to Forbes, she may become the world's first ever billionaire supermodel.

Although Carla Bruni Sarkozy has deviated from the modelling industry, she was a popular name working for many high-end fashion labels like Christian Dior, Givenchy, Paco Rabanne and Sonia Rykiel among others.

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