It’s hard to imagine a world of fashion without heroin chic super-girl Kate Moss at the helm. Moss was scouted early — at age 14! — on a family vacation in the Bahamas, and two years later found herself walking in John Galliano’s first Paris show in 1990. But it was her 1992 Calvin Klein campaign that skyrocketed her into the realm of fashion royalty. Mega-success, and contracts, followed, including: a YSL campaign (1993), winning VH1’s Model of the Year award (1996), Prada ads (1998), and more. Long live the queen!
“Turlie,” as her friends called her, first began modeling in 1983 as a way to pay for her riding habit. As one part of “The Trinity” alongside Linda Evangelista and Naomi Cambell, Turlington spent the ‘90s as the face of Maybelline (1992), Prada (1993), Burberry (1994), and Calvin Klein underwear (1996). And let us never forget 1995’s Fashion Café, an ill-fated New York City business venture between fellow supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, and Elle Macpherson.