LINDA EVANGELISTA, CHRISTY TURLINGTON & NAOMI CAMPBELL
Known as the Trinity—and for, as Evangelista once said, not getting out of bed for less than $10,000 a day—this threesome (at a Versace party in Paris) “had so much fun together,” Campbell told Vanity Fair.
Admired for her All-American look, Brinkley was the face of Cover Girl and landed the cover of the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Swimsuit edition three years in a row.
Becoming the first African-American woman on the cover of Vogue “was one of the most thrilling moments of my life,” says Johnson. “It broke the color barrier in the fashion world.”
For this glamazon, the catwalk was simply a catapult: to a gig hosting MTV’s House of Style, a series of iconic Pepsi ads and workout videos and, today, lines of furniture and beauty products. Says Crawford: “What a fun ride it’s been!”
The first black model on the cover of S.I.‘s swimsuit issue, she was also a Victoria’s Secret “Angel”—before launching a TV empire that includes America’s Next Top Model.
Rail-thin and only 5’7″, Moss ushered in the era of the waif—and hasn’t stopped working since, recently posing for Louis Vuitton and Roberto Cavalli. Admired as much for her style as for her looks, Moss launched a clothing collection for Topshop in 2007.
The German-born model found success posing for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and Victoria’s Secret before signing on as host (and eventually executive producer) of Project Runway in 2004.
Credited with bringing back curves, Bündchen reigns as the world’s highest-paid model.