Models can retire from the industry, sure, but some will never be forgotten. That’s the tune that the original supermodels of the ’90s — Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni — are all singing this week.
The five OG It girls were cast to walk in Versace’s spring/summer 2018 show in Milan, a tribute to Gianni Versace on the 20th anniversary of his death.
“Today I am not sad. I am happy that after 20 years I can finally do this with a smile on my face,” Donatella Versace said during a press conference before the show.
The squad, unsurprisingly, looked just as fierce as ever. Decked out in gold gowns, their presence on the catwalk oozed Versace, from the oil-like metallic fabric to the sultry cuts that perfectly accentuated each model’s (still perfect — OMG, how!) figure.
The moment was meant to pay homage to Gianni and the fashion house’s fall/winter show from 1991, which you can still watch in all its glory here. While that original show was from decades ago, it turns out some things really never change. “[Each model has a] green room, but they are running in and out of each other’s rooms all day. And because they walk the runway together they are arguing about who gets to go in the middle, just like the old days,” Donatella said.
During the finale, Crawford, Schiffer, Campbell, Christensen and Bruni all walked onto the runway (Naomi Campbell clearly winning the “who takes the middle spot” debate) with Donatella in arm as George Michael’s Freedom sang out from the speakers. Soooo iconic, it hurts.
The industry’s current favourites, like Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and even Crawford’s daughter Kaia, were also spotted on the runway.
The whole things is just so awesome and a beautiful tribute to Donatella’s late brother. There’s no doubt, he’d give this homage his fashionable stamp of approval.