1 of 10 Brazil’s Gisele Bündchen was dubbed "the world's most sought-after supermodel" by the time she was 20. She dominated the runways in 90s. Six years later, she became the world's highest-paid supermodel. She is married to Tom Brady, an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots. Reuters Brazil’s Gisele Bündchen was dubbed "the world's most sought-after supermodel" by the time she was 20. She dominated the runways in 90s. Six years later, she became the world's highest-paid supermodel. She is married to Tom Brady, an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots. Reuters British supermodel Naomi Campbell pursued modeling at the age of 15. She appeared on the cover of Elle at 15 replacing a model who had cancelled her appearance. She dominated the fashion industry in 80s and 90s gracing several cover magazines.With her sexy, sultry looks Naomi has remained one of the top supermodels for the 24 years. Next year Naomi will be completing 25 years in the fashion industry. Reuters Cindy Crawford Reuters Linda Evangalista was born in 1965 to a Italian-Canadian family. With striking good looks Linda was spotted while just a teenager at a local beauty contest. After finishing school Linda moved to Paris to pursue modeling. She became a super model commanding high salary. She once famously commented that she didn't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day, which became part of fashion industry. She is currently working as the face of L’oreal Paris. Reuters Iman Abdulmajid (R), the daughter of a diplomat, left her native Somalia to Kenya to make her first appearance on Vogue magazine. She was one of the first black supermodels and soon became a familiar face in the industry.. Iman officially retired from modeling in 1989, but she has continued to influence the industry. Reuters Heidi Klum, born in 1973 in Germany, won the fashion competition “Model 92” at the age of 18. Evnetually what began as “just for fun” turned contest changed into a life altering event. As one of the Victora’s secret models Heidi turned from a model to super model. In 2005, just five weeks after her pregnancy she appeared on the victoria’s secret fashion show. Reuters Beverly Johnson is, most famously, the first black model ever to appear on the cover of American Vogue. Her appearance in Vogue magazine in 1974 was the highlight of her modeling career during which she appeared on more than 500 magazine covers. She has written books and appeared on films. She runs the Beverly Jhonson hair collection. Reuters Kate Moss as Anastasia Steele Reuters Twiggy was born in north London on September 19th, 1949. In the mid 60's at 16 years of age, Twiggy became internationally known as the world's first supermodel. She went on to become a successful, actress beginning her acting career by starring in Ken Russell's film "The Boyfriend", for which she won two Golden Globe awards. Since 2005 Twiggy has been part of the phenomenally successful Marks & Spencer advertising campaign. Working with M&S team Twiggy she has created a range of modern and stylish pieces. Reuters Born in 1942, Jean Shrimpton was one of the world's first supermodels in 1960s. Poised and natural in front of the camera, she became known as the face of the era, appearing on various cover magazines including cover of Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Bazaar. She popularized the miniskirt in the mid-'60s beginning a new trend. When she reached her early 30s, Shrimpton withdrew from the fashion world and, largely, the public eye. Vogue
TIME magazine has come up with a list of All-TIME 100 most influential fashion icons from the beginning of its publication since 1923.
From models and muses to designers, the magazine has chosen the fashion icons that have influenced the world with their presence.
The list includes fashion architects who have shaped the industry, various styles and designs created by the designers, supermodels who have graced the ramp with their beauty, muses influencing styles, photographers who have documented fashion with exquisite detail and clarity and editors and stylists who have contributed to the fashion coverage.
From the top earning model to models that rocked the 80's and 90's, the list includes all those ramp beauties who did everything from working with top fashion designers, signing on multi-million contracts, appearing on magazine covers, creating their own labels to what it takes to become a supermodel and achieve mega-celebrity status.
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