Sunday, August 03, 2008

Fashion turns to the supermodels of yesterday

In the September edition of Vogue it is Linda Evangelista, the 43-year-old who is the new face of Prada. The credit crunch seems to have a silver lining for the models of the 1990s.

In addition to Evangelista, Campbell (the one who keeps losing her temper on aircraft) is starring in the new Yves Saint Laurent campaign and Schiffer is modelling for Salvatore Ferragamo.

Carol White, managing editor of Premiership Model Management, says that the renaissance of the supermodels can be credited partly to the need to appeal to those who have more disposable income — generally older women — and the need to have models who are instantly recognisable when there is less cash to splash. Dick Stroud

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