The Supermodels of the 1970's

Much like the supermodels of the 1960's, the cover girls of the '70s mirrored the changing times. Whether they were breaking down barriers or just shaking things up, each girl left her own footprint on the industry.

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    Iman

    Iman was discovered in 1975 by Peter Beard who saw her on the street in Nairobi and was taken with her statuesque Somalian beauty. At the time she was at university majoring in political science and fluent in five different languages. She exploded onto the fashion scene, booked many major fashion spreads and covers, and served as a muse to the likes of Thierry Mugler, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karen. She went on to win the affections of another '70s icon, David Bowie, who she married in 1992.

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