For its new â€śModel Issueâ€ť, Interview Magazine has chosen the best of the best in world of supermodel. The latest issue turned out to be some kind of a tribute to the fashion veterans, who even now stun with their not ageing beauty and absolutely fabulous grace.
The special issue has alternate covers featuring Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Amber Valetta, Daria Werbowy and Stephanie Seymour.
These seven wonders of the modeling world are captured in dramatic black-and-white images, that show the legends at their finest. The super sexy photoshoot was taken by famed photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
For this occasion, legendary supermodel ladies have opened up about their early days on the runway, at the beginning of their careers, as well as about their rise to fame and to the top of the fashion world, on which they are still on and are still going strong, even to this day.
â€śI took a modeling course in my hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. It was sort of a scam,â€ť said Evangelista, 48. â€śI was chosen (at 16) by a Japanese agency to go over to Japan for the summer to work. I got there, it was a catastrophe. They wanted me to take my clothes off and shoot me naked.â€ť
The Calvin Klein icon, Christy Turlington said that she was first â€śdiscoveredâ€ť in Miami where she lived a few years.
â€śI’m not 100-percent sure what my first job was, but it was probably for the department store Burdines. I worked with them quite a lot until my family moved back to California. The photo studio was in the department store itself,â€ť the 44-year-old beauty shared about her first modeling gig.
She continued: â€śI started modeling clothes for my age group but quickly moved into doing cosmetic and jewelry ads, which was funny to me at that age.â€ť
By 16, the brunette beauty was living with agency co-founder Eileen Ford in her New York townhouse. â€śEileen and Jerry Ford were probably the only agents that I had heard of before I started modeling, so I felt they were the best and I think my parents trusted the Ford brand.â€ť
The sultry Seymour, 45, admitted that modeling brought out certain insecurities. â€śI always had difficulty as a model just being myself,â€ť she said. â€śI can be very shy, and I used to have a lot of anxiety about working on a set.â€ť
The craziest sound bite in print came courtesy of Daria Werbowy, who revealed her insecurities and doubts about the industry:
â€śSometimes I am still surprised that I’m a model and that people think I’m good-looking. I’ve gone through a lot of different phases on what I do and why I do it – morally and ethically. I just had to learn to look at it as a job…
“I just thought, Okay, this is an opportunity to learn and see and meet people… If I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it as best I can. I’m going to give it everything.â€ť
Campbell, 43, dished about how it now feels to give advice to aspiring models on â€śThe Face,â€ť her reality show. â€śI do feel that Iâ€™m talking to someone whoâ€™s in a totally different place from where I was when I started modeling,â€ť she said. â€śI was fortunate.â€ť
Moss, 39, was â€śthe first model where it was acceptable for any kid to put a picture up of (her) on their bedroom walls,â€ť Interview said.
This special edition of Interview magazine, hits newsstands on September 3rd and it features more than 70 models, including top names in the biz like Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo and Karlie Kloss, as well as 18 up-and-comers.
All of them were featured in a series of stunning photographs, shot by fashion greats like Craig McDean, Fabien Baron, Mikael Jansson and Patrick Demarchelier.