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The Iconic Supermodels of the 1980s

Marie Claire US Logo By Lauren Valenti of Marie Claire US | Slide 1 of 20:            Yes, the hair was bigger, but that wasn't the only thing to set the cover models of the '80s apart from the rest. The term "supermodel" may feel synonymous with the '90s—Naomi, Kate, and all the other greats that only go by one name—but the breakout models of the '80s paved the way for their cool-girl predecessors. And we continue to see the influence of these '80s models in fashion today: This season, Chanel sent byzantine jewelry pieces down the runway that resembled the Christian Lacroix sweater from Anna Wintour's first 1988 Vogue cover. There were also '80s influences in the looks of Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton's fall 2020 runways. From new '80s babies like Cindy Crawford and Brooke Shields, to already established beauties like Jerry Hall and Gia Carangi, we put together a list of the top models of this decade.

The Iconic Supermodels of the 1980s

Yes, the hair was bigger, but that wasn't the only thing to set the cover models of the '80s apart from the rest. The term "supermodel" may feel synonymous with the '90s—Naomi, Kate, and all the other greats that only go by one name—but the breakout models of the '80s paved the way for their cool-girl predecessors. And we continue to see the influence of these '80s models in fashion today: This season, Chanel sent byzantine jewelry pieces down the runway that resembled the Christian Lacroix sweater from Anna Wintour's first 1988 Vogue cover. There were also '80s influences in the looks of Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton's fall 2020 runways. From new '80s babies like Cindy Crawford and Brooke Shields, to already established beauties like Jerry Hall and Gia Carangi, we put together a list of the top models of this decade.

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